Frost.com - Energy and Power Systems Research http://www.frost.com/c/10077/home.do http://www.frost.com/c/10077/home.do - Energy and Power Systems Research Frost & Sullivan Advancements in Adhesives, Autonomous Vehicles, Metal-organic Frameworks, Biometrics, and Battery Anodes http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-6D-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-6D-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE profiles innovations associated with flexible adhesives and autonomous vehicles. The TOE also focuses on metal-organic frameworks, biometrics, and battery anodes. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Eutectic alloy anodes, autonomous vehicles, V2V, flexible metal-organic framework Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of the Global Stationary Lead-acid Battery Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD72-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD72-01-00-00-00 The stationary lead-acid battery is an important and the most dominating chemistry with revenues in billions of dollars in 2017. Telecom, data center, and UPS applications are driving the demand for efficient, cost-effective, reliable, and long-standing solutions. Lead-acid battery, with all its desirable features, including affordability and availability at any part of the world, makes it the most preferred chemistry globally. This chemistry is predominantly used for backup applications in data center, telecom, and UPS equipment. A consistent demand for these applications predicts global lead-acid battery market to witness a steady growth till 2022. The market is mainly driven by telecom and data center solutions, as other battery chemistries are yet to penetrate in these applications matching the lead acid battery chemistry's affordability.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

Investments in the utility sector, telecom infrastructure, and data centers happening in India, China, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kenya, and Brazil boost the demand in addition to steady demand from the US, UK, Germany, France, and Italy. Increasing competition from the lithium-ion battery in many other stationary applications is challenging for market growth. However, availability of mass commercial unit volume production from global, regional, and local manufacturers, coupled with low OPEX, makes this chemistry capable of facing these challenges successfully.

Research Highlights

The market trends have been analyzed for the study period of 2015–2022, with the base year being 2017. The study covers all of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of World. Sealed lead acid batteries are more widely used than flooded battery type. The study assesses lead-acid battery manufacturers globally and discusses the various market shares held by the companies in this market. Revenue contribution of lead-acid batteries for telecom, UPS, emergency lighting, security systems, renewable energy, railway backup, signaling, and other applications is discussed in detail. Companies that are listed in this study include EnerSys, Exide Technologies, East Penn, C&D Technologies, Hitachi, Coslight International, Exide Industries, GS Yuasa, Amara Raja, and China Shoto.

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • Which are the key end-user applications that use this battery extensively?
  • What are the key industries supporting growth? Is there a difference in demand patterns across different countries?
  • How will the structure of the market change with time? Is the market ripe for acquisitions? 
  • How does the demand pattern for different flow battery chemistries vary globally according to end-user applications?
  • Are the vendors in this space ready to manage alone, or do they need partnerships to take their businesses to the next level?
Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Advancements in Cancer Therapy, Cardiology, Lithium Batteries, Autonomous Vehicles, and Connected Buildings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-6C-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-6C-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts developments associated with cancer therapy and cardiac monitoring system. The TOE also focuses on flexible lithium Batteries, autonomous vehicles, and connected buildings. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: B-cell lymphoma, cardiac arrhythmia, flexible lithium battery, autonomous vehicles, radio frequency sensing, connected buildings Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Sustainable Battery Recycling Technologies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-77-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-77-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in sustainable battery recycling technologies for lithium-ion and nickel cadmium batteries and others. The TOE also focuses on the utilization of proprietary pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical processes, which are aimed to recover precious metals from battery wastes. It also provides intelligence on technologies, processes, and strategic insights on novel battery recycling technologies that reduce the environmental effects of batteries and also enable recovery of useful products by sustainable recycling technologies. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. Keywords: Battery recycling, pyrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy, rare earth metal recovery, heavy metal elimination Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of the North American Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Microgrid Market, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K230-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K230-01-00-00-00 This research service analyzes the North American commercial and industrial (C&I) microgrid market by end users (commercial and industrial), US region (Northeast, Midwest, west, Southeast), and trends and provides revenue forecast till 2023. This study also discusses key trends and analyzes the business models for microgrid in North America. Additionally, there is also focus on the top participants in the global market such as ABB, Siemens, Schneider Electric, S&C Electric, Toshiba, and GE. The study also discusses the growth opportunities for companies in the North American market, along with strategic imperatives for success and growth for the companies.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The study period is from 2016 to 2023, with 2017 as the base year. The forecast period is from 2018 to 2023. The market size in the study represents the total revenue generated by microgrid vendors annually. Revenue calculations include both brownfield and greenfield mcirogrid projects. For brownfield calculations, revenue generated from software and controllers are included, and for greenfield revenue calculations, we have included software, controllers and distributed energy resources.

Based on the end-user segment, the study is segmented into two broad categories including commercial and industrial. Manufacturing: Includes aerospace and defence, alcoholic beverages, automobiles/boats/motor vehicles, chemicals/petrochemicals, concrete/glass/building materials, farming/mining machinery and equipment, food and dairy product manufacturing, furniture manufacturing, heavy machinery, non-alcoholic beverages, paper/paper products, plastics/rubber manufacturing, textiles/apparel/accessories, tools/hardware/light machinery, and other manufacturing sectors.

Commercial: Data centers, hospitals, small franchises (this consists of food franchises and retail outlets) and education: College campus and K-12.

Research Highlights

According to the Department of Energy (DoE), microgrid is defined as aggregation of distributed energy resources within clearly defined boundaries that can be controlled as a single entity by the grid operator. Such grids can operate in both grid-connected mode and island mode.

According to Frost & Sullivan research, 72.0% of heavy electricity users already have some form of onsite power in addition to accessing the grid. Majority of the C&I customer base have installed cogen systems or backup power systems for numerous years, either driven by regulations (in the case of critical facilities) or for the operational requirements.

Thus, brownfields have become an attractive option for microgrid projects where customers can use their existing onsite power and connect these to intelligent smart control and communication technologies.

Key Issues Addressed

  • How big is the North American C&I microgrid market? At what rate is it expected to grow?
  • Which states or regions are hotspots for microgrid growth? What policies and regulations are driving this growth?
  • Which end user within C&I will present the best growth opportunities in the next 5 to 7 years?
  • How will the market structure and business model change over the next 5 to 7 years?
  • What does the competitive structure look like?
  • What are the various costs, revenues, and tariffs associated with microgrids?
Thu, 8 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Developments in Lithium Batteries, Fuel Cells, Smart Glass, and Battery Recycling http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D961-00-1D-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D961-00-1D-00-00 This edition of the Energy and Power Systems TOE provides insights on the latest advances in technologies related to energy storage and battery recycling. This TOE focuses on advancements in lithium batteries and fuel cells. It emphasizes on innovations in smart glass using perovskite solar cells and direct current distribution system for offshore wind optimization vessels. The TOE also briefs about the recent developments in extraction of metals and non-metals from spent batteries. The Energy and Power Systems (EPS) TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides insights on the latest advances in the broad range of technology related to the energy industry. The topics regularly presented range from energy storage technologies (solid state batteries, solar chemical storage and other advanced energy storage devices) to non-renewable energy such as oil and gas. Special emphasis is given to emerging areas in the renewable sector such as photovoltaics, wind energy, and geothermal energy, and emerging alternative fuels such as hydrogen, syngas, ethanol and biofuels. The EPS TOE keeps clients abreast of the latest R&D developments at major corporate and academic research centers, provides competitor intelligence and helps create strategic alliances. The Energy and Environment cluster provides global insights and intelligence on a wide variety of disruptive emerging technologies and platforms ranging from energy storage, advanced batteries, solar and wind energy, to unconventional oil, bioenergy, geothermal energy, and energy transmission. Keywords: Energy storage, lithium batteries, fuel cells, battery dendrites, smart glass, offshore wind, battery recycling Fri, 2 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Impact of Low Oil Price on Oilfield Equipment and Service Market, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K257-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K257-01-00-00-00 The global oilfield services and equipment market is still recovering from the 2015 oil price crash, as oil companies are still trying to consolidate their position by reevaluating their capital expenditure. The oilfield services and equipment market has four main segments - drilling, completion, capital equipment, and production. While some segments like completion are recovering well, others like drilling are yet to show positive growth. As unconventional resources are very expensive to explore, many rigs across the globe have been idle. The huge backlog has led to deferred credits, which affect the bottom lines of oilfields equipment and service companies. The study aims to analyze and forecast the impact of low oil prices on the oilfield services and equipment market, 2017.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

  • Segmentation and sub-segmentation of various oilfield services
  • Market trends (revenue estimation for each segment and sub-segment)
  • Market share analysis of various oilfield services and equipment
  • Long-term growth trend of each segment and sub-segment

Market measurements are analyzed from 2010 to 2017, with 2016 being the base year. The revenue estimation for each sub-segment is obtained from annual reports and analyses of various drivers and restraints. As the study addresses the short-term impact of oil prices on oilfield equipment, revenue growth has been forecast only for 2017. Only segments that are critical for operation and have significant market share have been considered for study. An indexing method has been used to observe the trends in various oilfield segments, based on which an impact assessment has been made. The study also covers the market share analysis to identify the changing dynamics of the competitive structure. Lastly, based on the analysis, the growth opportunities of key segments are evaluated and the strategic imperatives for success are identified.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the status of the global oilfield equipment and services market?
  • How has the market share evolved for various oilfield segments?
  • What is the impact of oil prices on various oilfield segments and sub-segments?
  • What are the major trends observed in various oilfield segments in 2017?
  • What are the emerging regions for various oilfield services and equipment?
Thu, 1 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Global Smart Gas Meter Market, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDA3-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDA3-01-00-00-00 This global smart gas meter market research service is an update on the 2016 study and will provide insights on the latest developments within the market, including forecasts on unit shipment and associated revenue for all the major regions. The forecast period is from 2016 to 2026, providing a comprehensive view about the timeline for crucial smart meter roll-outs, which although fewer than those for electricity are still significant. Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) becomes the key regional smart gas market ahead of North America due to roll-outs in Europe and the growing demand in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Sales in North America is expected to peak in 2021 - North America has opted to retrofit existing gas meters in many states as opposed to installing new smart meters, while South America remains a nascent market. Asia-Pacific will become the second largest regional market within the next 10 years. The study also includes market share analysis at the global and regional levels.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Features

The key drivers behind the growth of smart gas metering are recent regulatory changes that have boosted competition, new construction and increased gasification rates, an increasing awareness regarding energy efficiency and the linking of smart gas meter rollouts to those of electricity, which is the case in France, the Netherlands and the UK. The key restraints on the market include delays in standardization and compliance, which are vital for ensuring interoperability, some roll outs being postponed or cancelled due to a negative cost-benefit analysis, which has occurred in a number of European countries including Germany, Lithuania and Belgium and concerns related to cyber security.

In terms of technology, smart gas remains split between mechanical and ultrasonic technology. In some cases this is due to specific country market regulations, but it can just be left to the preferences of individual utility companies.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the current market situation and what is the forecast market growth rate?
  • What are the factors influencing the growth of the global smart water meter market and to what extent do they have an impact?
  • What factors influence the growth of the regional smart water meter markets?
  • Which ones will have high levels of market activity and which are still at the development stage?
  • At a regional level, which countries offer the best growth opportunities?
  • Which are the key participants in the global and regional markets?
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Digital Substation: Recent Hurricanes Highlight the Need for Grid Hardening http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298277993 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298277993 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 05:59:38 +0000 Coal Power, Environmental Concerns, Renewables, and DERMS/VPP: Is the Chronological Order Right? http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298276187 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298276187 Today s electric grid is changing and fast! Industrialization drove the demand for power and the rise in environmental concerns resulted in policies taking the industry towards cleaner and distributed energy resources (DER) including solar and wind. This resulted in a highly complex grid network that impacts consumers in diverse ways. Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Biomass, Batteries, Healthcare Sensors, Cancer Treatment, and Data Exchange Platforms http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-6A-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-6A-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts trends in a series of developments associated with biomass, batteries, and data exchange platforms. The TOE also focuses on advancements in pancreatic cancer treatment and biodegradable and dissolvable sensors for healthcare. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Biomass conversion, water electrolyte, pancreatic cancer, biodegradable sensors, healthcare sensors Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Advances in Double Walled Pipelines, Oil Spill Cleanup, Digital Oilfields, Enhanced Oil Recovery, and Oil Infrastructure Monitoring http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D998-00-19-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D998-00-19-00-00 This edition of Oil and Gas TOE covers the advances in pipeline solutions for the O&G industry, pipeline monitoring solutions, and modeling for the flow of solvent in enhanced oil recovery. The TOE also depicts the current landscape and the new trends in nanotechnology innovations for treating contaminated water, filters for hydrocarbon removal, oil spill cleaning, and carbon sequestration solutions. Research in the fields of oil spill cleaning and leakage control are very crucial from the environmental impact view point. The innovations profiled provide sustainable, low cost, efficient solutions for the process. The Oil and Gas TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on innovations pertaining to technologies, products, and processes, along with strategic insights, in the upstream and downstream processes in the oil and gas industry. The Energy and Utilities cluster provides global insights and intelligence on a wide variety of disruptive emerging technologies and platforms ranging from energy storage, advanced batteries, solar and wind energy, to unconventional oil, bioenergy, geothermal energy, and energy transmission. Keywords: Oil spill removal, nanoparticles, enhanced oil recovery, hydrocarbon removal, water contamination, pipeline monitoring, infrastructure degradation monitoring, digital oilfields Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Carbon Products in the Global Oil and Gas Industry, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K234-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K234-01-00-00-00 The demand for carbon products is projected to grow exponentially in the aftermath of the economic recession of 2009. Aerospace and defense, automotive, and wind turbine industries are the main end consumers for carbon fiber and carbon composites. While activated carbon was mainly used in water treatment, with advances in water purification techniques, its share has reduced in water treatment. However, it finds significant application in air purification and food and beverage industries. As oil and gas facilities are exposed to extreme conditions of temperature, pressure, extremely hard water, steel pipes and steel structures become weak, leading to catastrophic situations. Alternate materials such as carbon fiber and carbon composites are considered as viable options to replace steel completely or partially. The study seeks to analyze and forecast the global refining market trends and opportunities for 2017.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

  • Market trends (current and future demand for carbon fiber and carbon composites, revenue estimation of carbon fiber and composites)
  • Regional trends (Europe, North America, China, Middle East, Africa, India)
  • Key opportunities are highlighted for regions with high growth potentials based on their investment strategies
  • Technology road map
  • Application opportunity in the oil and gas industry

Research Highlights

Market measurements are analyzed from 2014 to 2024, with 2017 as the base year. Global carbon product demand is analyzed based on the demand from end-user segments. Regional demand for these products is also analyzed to provide a global perspective. Growth of refined products in the end-user segments is focused on to understand the consumption pattern during the forecast period. Revenue forecasts are estimated for all carbon products based on the bottom lines of the top 10 companies. Various drivers and restraints are also considered for revenue estimation. The technology road map is to understand technological and equipment enhancements for improving quality of carbon fiber composites. Finally, the study provides an insight into application opportunities in the oil and gas industry.

Key Issues Addressed

  • Which carbon products have the highest growth market? Which are the emerging regions for the carbon product industry?
  • What is the existing capacity of carbon product manufacturers globally? Which are the regions where new capacity additions are taking place?
  • What is the manufacturing process of various carbon products? How is the manufacturing technology evolving?
  • What is activated carbon? How it is manufactured and how will it compete with other carbon products?
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Innovations in Thermal and Catalytic Cracking http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-73-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-73-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in thermal and catalytic cracking. The TOE focuses on an alternative approach to providing the heat source necessary for the thermal cracking, modernizing reactor design, and improving catalyst performance. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Energy and Environment cluster provides global insights and intelligence on a wide variety of disruptive emerging technologies and platforms ranging from energy storage, advanced batteries, solar and wind energy, to unconventional oil, bioenergy, geothermal energy, and energy transmission. Keywords: Roto dynamic reactor, hydrocarbon cracking, thermal depolymerization reactor, plastic-to-fuel, nano-engineered catalyst, continuous microwave-assisted pyrolysis, fluidized catalytic dehydrogenation Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Global Industrial Battery Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD4A-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD4A-01-00-00-00 The global industrial battery market is a well-established one which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.1% between 2014 and 2023. The major factors driving industrial batteries are the surging demand from energy storage and stationary applications, reinforced by advancements in battery technology. Industrial batteries for grid storage represent a unique asset in the midst of the rising demand for electricity and the increasing penetration of renewable energy resources. Overall, the demand for lead acid batteries is expected to remain stable throughout the forecast period despite the rapid proliferation of lithium ion and primary lithium batteries, particularly in the healthcare, aerospace and defense, and energy storage segments. The Asia Pacific region is set to witness the highest growth rate in the industrial battery market during the forecast period, although North America is also forecast to make steady revenue contributions. Market trends are analyzed for the period 2014 to 2023, with the base year being 2016. Drivers and restraints, competitive analysis, market trends, growth opportunities, battery chemistries geographical trends, and revenue forecasts for the period 2014 to 2023 are also provided. The market is analyzed holistically through two main segments: battery chemistry and end user application. The major end user applications include batteries for telecom and data communication, UPS/backup, industrial equipment, aerospace and defense, medical, and battery energy storage for grid applications. Various battery chemistries such as lead acid, lithium ion, primary lithium, nickel-based, and emerging chemistries are discussed. The geographical scope of the study includes North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World. The study includes profiles of key players in the global industrial battery market including EnerSys, Exide Technologies, SAFT, and GS Yuasa. In addition to industry challenges, drivers and restraints, this study also highlights certain upcoming technology trends. I Further to market growth and trend analysis, the study also identifies and evaluates growth opportunities in this market and how companies can capitalize on these emerging opportunities.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the major trends in the industrial batteries market and at what rate will it continue to grow?
  • How are end user and geographic segmentations expected to change with the changing industry dynamics?
  • How will the market drivers, restraints, and opportunities alter the market dynamics and analysis of the trends?
  • What are the kinds of products that industry participants are developing to meet the needs of customers?
  • Who are the major competitors in this market and how will the structure of the market change with time?
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Digital Grid Capitalizing on Opportunities with Blockchain Technology http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K231-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K231-01-00-00-00 Frost & Sullivan s upcoming study on Blockchains takes an in-depth look at the addressable market for its existing applications along with emerging energy applications. The energy sector has seen significant changes over the past few decades across verticals such as generation, distribution, storage, and consumption. It continues to transition from fossil-fuel based centralized generation to renewable and distributed generation. There is a also a shift from centrally-owned and -operated power generation to small-scale commercial generation and 'prosumers', whose power flows are bidirectional. Both these forces combine to create significant challenges for the electricity grid s design, with legacy infrastructure struggling to offer the required flexibility.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Features

A key trend influencing the uptake of Blockchain-related services in the US is the high rate of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) adoption. States with high penetration of residential AMI meters are more likely to engage in peer-to-peer (P2P) energy transactions and adopt Blockchain platforms to execute them. Of the states with the highest AMI penetration, California and Georgia have the most number of distributed solar PV installations in the country. This makes them the most probabale adopters of Blockchain technology for P2P energy transactions.

Research Benefits

Blockchain platforms that allow utilities to empower consumers to simply trade electricity with each other and settle payments with the help of an automated and decentralized system. (repetition) Therefore, this decentralized marketplace will enable utilities to lower their capital expenditure on renewable energy generation, and consumers to enjoy reduced energy bills. Some of the key challenges associated with Blockchain adoption are the uncertain regulatory status of crypto-currencies and transactive energy, nascent stages of technology/product development, and the need for a smart grid communication infrastructure.

Blockchain can also serve as a back-end platform for utilities to track and execute the following transactive energy applications:

  • Billing platform for retail sales and net metering
  • Platform for P2P trading and renewable energy certification
  • International energy trading
  • Electric vehicle and Vehicle-to-Grid
  • Customer management

Key Issues Addressed

Blockchain can provide disruptive technology solutions to address the following requirements

  • Data coordination between a range of grid and behind-the-meter assets
  • A secure automated trading platform
  • Open access for innovative products and services.
Mon, 8 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Advancements in Acrylonitrile, Genome Editing, Wearables, Hydrogen Fuel Production, and Building Control Systems http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-67-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-67-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE profiles innovations in acrylonitrile production from biomass, genome editing, and wearables. The TOE also focuses on advancements in hydrogen fuel production and building control systems. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Acrylonitrile, genome editing, Parkinson's disease, hydrogen fuel, building control systems Fri, 5 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Wastewater Treatment, Biofuels, Solar Cells, and Photosynthesis Processes http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-72-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-72-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in residential and industrial wastewater treatment and artificial photosynthesis. The TOE also focuses on the development of various innovative solar cell techniques aimed to generate energy at very high efficiency and also with improvised shelf life. It also provides intelligence on technologies, processes, and strategic insights on novel biofuel production technologies that convert resources into energy and reduces the dependence on fossil fuels. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. Keywords: Artificial photosynthesis, perovskite solar cells, industrial wastewater treatment, waste to energy systems, biofuel Fri, 5 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Developments in Distributed Energy Storage, Offshore Wind, BIPV Solar, Thermal Energy Storage and Building Field Devices http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D961-00-1C-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D961-00-1C-00-00 This edition of the Energy and Power Systems TOE provides insights on the latest advances in technologies related to the energy industry. This TOE focuses on advances in offshore wind energy generation, BIPV, and thermal energy storage. It also gives insights on innovations in building energy management field devices such as actuators, drives, dampers, sensors, and controllers. The Energy and Power Systems (EPS) TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides insights on the latest advances in the broad range of technology related to the energy industry. The topics regularly presented range from energy storage technologies (solid state batteries, solar chemical storage and other advanced energy storage devices) to non-renewable energy such as oil and gas. Special emphasis is given to emerging areas in the renewable sector such as photovoltaics, wind energy, and geothermal energy, and emerging alternative fuels such as hydrogen, syngas, ethanol and biofuels. The EPS TOE keeps clients abreast of the latest R&D developments at major corporate and academic research centers, provides competitor intelligence and helps create strategic alliances. The Energy and Environment cluster provides global insights and intelligence on a wide variety of disruptive emerging technologies and platforms ranging from energy storage, advanced batteries, solar and wind energy, to unconventional oil, bioenergy, geothermal energy, and energy transmission. Keywords: HVAC Drives, distributed energy storage, BIPV, field devices, offshore wind power, actuators, dampers, occupancy sensing Fri, 5 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Technologies Enabling Prosumerism in Energy Sector http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D805-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D805-01-00-00-00 Prosumerism can help the energy end users achieve energy ownership. The stakeholders can decide what to do with the energy they produce. It helps them take part in energy selling and procuring and also provides them with the choice of whom to buy from and at what price. The export of excess energy can also be done at prices they deem suitable for themselves. Energy prosumerism is expected to emerge one of the most prominent trends from modern energy infrastructure. Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Indian Low Voltage (LV) Switchgear Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P98E-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P98E-01-00-00-00 This research service analyzes the Indian LV switchgear market for the calendar year 2016 and uses insights from manufacturers, channel partners, and end users to identify drivers and restraints for the market for the next 5 years. The study further looks at product-wise segments of the market and their individual performance. Further, it describes trends by end users and identifies market opportunities for the future. Increased government spending on infrastructure projects and emerging new segments (renewable and metro rail) are expected to drive the demand for LV switchgear products. Investing in developing R&D capabilities and moving toward a solution provider rather than simply selling products (especially for industrial and infrastructure customers) will lead to increase in sales and increase market share. Market Drivers: Increased government spending on infrastructure projects Emerging segments such as renewable and metro rail to have significant demand Revival of manufacturing segment driven by policy initiatives such as Make in India Market Restraints: Increasing pricing pressure due to high competition Weak domestic investment cycle is causing delay of the economic recovery Uncertainty and slowness in pace of reforms for power sector Market Outlook: Renewable energy (solar and wind), infrastructure projects (metro, airports, and ports), and smart cities are the emerging segments and will drive the LV switchgear demand over the next 8-10 years. With increasing competition from new and unorganized suppliers, established MNCs are finding it difficult to sustain the margins; this might result in the market consolidation where MNCs might exit the non-core LV switchgear business. Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth: To sustain the growth in the highly competitive market, expanding and enhancing the distribution network will be very critical for the suppliers. Investing in developing R&D capabilities and moving toward a solution provider rather than simply selling products (especially for industrial and infrastructure customers) will lead to increase in sales and increase market share. Collaborate with leading project owners and EPC contractors and consultants who influence the decision making at customer s end. Engage in consultative selling, by educating the customer about the benefits of the products (safety features, value-added features, and reliability). Wider product range to meet the requirements of all types of end users, i.e., products with rich features and aesthetics for high-end commercial customers and economic products with basic features for utilities and low-end residential customers. Evaluate and customize the sales strategy for customer segments. Participate both in project sales and retail sales. Project sales will aid penetration into large industries, utilities, and infrastructure, whereas retail sales will help selling into residential and commercial segments. Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Technology Advances in Digitization, Drone Surveillance, and Fracking in the Oil & Gas Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D998-00-18-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D998-00-18-00-00 This issue of Oil and Gas TOE profiles innovations related to drone surveillance, digitization, asset monitoring, and water management for the oil and gas sector. The Oil and Gas TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on innovations pertaining to technologies, products, and processes, along with strategic insights, in the upstream and downstream processes in the oil and gas industry. The Energy and Utilities cluster provides global insights and intelligence on a wide variety of disruptive emerging technologies and platforms ranging from energy storage, advanced batteries, solar and wind energy, to unconventional oil, bioenergy, geothermal energy, and energy transmission. Keywords: Fracking, UAV, oil field surveillance, oil exploration, oil asset monitoring, pipeline monitoring, methane detection Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Grow with the Cloud -An Analyst s Insight On Huawei Connect 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298145184 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298145184 Grow with the Cloud -An Analyst s Insight On Huawei Connect 2017 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000