The following renewable power market studies are now available from IHS. To purchase email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the links below for each study's table of contents and order information.
As a region, Africa and the Middle East is seeing a rapid rise in power demand, a shortfall in generation capacity, and increasing cost competitiveness for renewable power technologies. These markets continue to host many socioeconomic and infrastructural barriers to development, yet political will and investor appetite are steadily growing towards a market that could represent over US$10bn of renewables investment annually by 2020.
Biopower, which uses biomass for electricity generation, is a niche market but one that is expected to grow rapidly in Europe as utilities turn to the technology as a source of reliable and cost-competitive renewable power. IHS EER's new study analyzes the market potential for biopower in the European Union (EU), the impact of biopower growth on the international pellet trade, and the biomass procurement strategies employed by utilities, IPPs, and developers active in Europe.
Investment in high-voltage transmission in the United States is expected to top $41 billion over the next 10 years. Growing power demand, increasingly rigorous reliability standards and the drive to integrate larger amounts of renewables into the power mix are among the major factors driving transmission investment. IHS EER's comprehensive study analyzes the U.S. transmission grid and evaluates the impact on renewable energy markets, the investment required, and the competitive positioning of established and emerging developers and owners.
Given the substantial resource potential and the longer-term emphasis to decarbonize the global power sector, the ocean energy sector is poised for gradual growth as the renewables industry gains political and industry momentum globally. This study analyzes the potential size and timing for ocean energy scaling, outlines emerging competitive strategies of wave and tidal project developers, and evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of competing wave and tidal technologies.
This study quantifies state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) demand on a utility, state, and regional level, and evaluates how this demand is altering the competitive landscape for renewables development and ownership. The study provides comparative analysis of renewables demand in the context of state and federal RPS policies, how RPSs are shaping the timing and outlook for regional development, forecast scenarios for RPS compliance and renewable energy certificate (REC) pricing, and the strategies being deployed to meet targets.
Despite the significant downturn in global energy prices during 2008 and 2009, there remains great expectations for geothermal's long-term cost-competitiveness. In addition, the proliferation of carbon and renewable polices throughout key markets, technological advances, and developer forays into new markets indicate the next decade will be a far more sustained and substantial period of growth. This study is a critical resource to help guide you through the global geothermal market landscape.
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