Smart Energy

Smart
Energy

Navigant Research's Smart Energy program focuses on new technology and business models that are driving innovation in clean energy, energy storage, and other advanced power technologies, both on the utility scale and on a distributed basis. Research coverage includes the hardware, software, and systems required to deploy Smart Energy technologies, along with an examination of demand drivers, business issues, and regulatory/policy issues associated with their adoption.


Smart Energy Research Services

Renewable Energy Renewable
Energy

The Renewable Energy Research Service focuses on innovative technologies and business models for power generation from renewable sources. The service features research and analysis concentrating on solar, wind, biopower, and other emerging technologies, along with an in-depth examination of utility integration strategies for renewables, enabling technologies, policy and regulatory factors, business and financing models, and applications for renewable energy in various industry verticals. Research reports include a comprehensive strategic analysis of the market landscape in addition to detailed market forecasts, segmented by technology, world region, and application area.

Energy Storage Energy
Storage

The Energy Storage Research Service concentrates on three key categories of stationary energy storage: electrochemical, kinetic, and thermal storage technologies. Markets covered include energy storage technologies for utility-scale energy storage to provide both long-duration and short-duration storage for bulk power applications as well as ancillary services such as frequency regulation and spinning reserves. In the battery sector, the service also includes a strong focus on advanced batteries for key application areas such as transportation and portable power. Our analysis includes an assessment of the economics and technologies underlying these emerging sectors, together with an in-depth view of the key industry players involved in their development.


Distributed Energy Distributed
Energy

The Distributed Energy Research Service covers the generation and distribution of electricity using distributed architectures, both at the sub-utility scale and as an integrated part of the utility grid. The service includes analysis of distributed energy resources for commercial, industrial, and residential markets on a worldwide basis, with detailed assessment of market conditions by country and world region. Sectors covered include microgrids, fuel cells, renewable distributed energy generation, and distributed fossil fuel generation.

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Plug-In Electric Vehicles Are Expected to Make Up 2.4 Percent of Global Light-Duty Vehicle Sales by 2023
October 23, 2014New entries from luxury automakers are expected to expand the market dramatically, report finds • A new report from Navigant Research provides a comprehensive overview of the overall light…
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Urbanization is Expected to Drive Rapid Growth in the Global Building Stock Over the Next 9 Years
October 22, 2014Building stock growth is projected to drive increased energy use in developing countries, report concludes • A recent report from Navigant Research provides data on the size and projected growth…
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Investment in Dynamic Volt/VAR Control Architectures Is Expected to Total Nearly $17.7 Billion From 2014 to 2023
October 20, 2014DVCAs are essential to handling increasingly variable loads from more intermittent sources, report finds • A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for dynamic volt/volt-ampere reactive…
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Smart Cities are Driving Change Across the Energy Sector
October 16, 2014Support for renewable generation by cities is increasing the pressure on utilities to modernize their infrastructure, white paper finds • A new white paper from Navigant Research examines the critical issues facing cities and…
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