Frost.com - Power Supplies and Batteries Research http://www.frost.com/c/10209/home.do http://www.frost.com/c/10209/home.do - Power Supplies and Batteries Research Frost & Sullivan Breakthrough Innovations in Radioactive Waste Management http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D882-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D882-01-00-00-00 The application of nuclear fission technology typically in nuclear power generation, produces a by-product that is called as radioactive waste. The produced waste has to be managed properly to ensure minimal impact on the environment and to prevent it from harming human beings. Public and private companies are extremely concerned in improving radioactive waste management. This can be seen through series of breakthrough innovations. Governments have also helped by providing funds to researches in radioactive waste management. Thus, this research service discusses on Breakthrough Innovations in Radioactive Waste Management and summarizes important innovations related to radioactive waste management. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Commercial Battery Energy Storage Market in Key Markets, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME56-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME56-01-00-00-00 The commercial battery storage market is expected to show enormous growth, rising from $160.4 million in 2017 to $1.6 billion by 2025. Behind-the-meter battery energy storage systems at commercial sites offer attractive benefits such as peak demand charge reduction, back up, peak shaving and using batteries to participate in the local ancillary grid services market. Solar paired with storage is increasingly becoming attractive due to falling solar PV and battery prices with self-consumption becoming a major driver for decentralised energy. The rise of digitalisation is allowing for value-added functionalities such as electricity aggregation and trade from commercial battery cloud-based communities or virtual power plants (VPPS) to the grid under-balancing markets for ancillary services. Furthermore, the availability of commercial storage increases the attractiveness for customers to enter the demand response market through similar aggregators, further increasing the scope for value stacking. Such functionalities allow for the opening up of income streams to customers as well as enabling suppliers to offer system financing support such as reduced or zero down payment loan, lease or power purchase agreement (PPA) models. The growth of electric vehicles (EVs) in key global markets is also expected to spur the adoption of commercial battery storage because of its ability to stabilise the grid as well as generate additional revenue stream. The lack of clear understanding and undervaluation by stakeholders coupled with complex customised project solutions which require evaluation of the individual business case is currently a major restraint in developing markets. The commercial storage market relies heavily on incentives such as rebates, tax credits, grants and net energy metering policy revision in order to maintain competitive pricing and a positive investment case for customers against utility power. Significant reductions in upfront costs to customers through innovative business models, combined with the provision of income streams, cost savings achieved through self-consumption, additional cost-saving benefits when combined with EVs and the benefits of a reliable, green energy supply to customers are expected to drive this market forward even before system price reductions have reached levels seen as acceptable for broad-based adoption. The United States is expected to lead the behind-the-meter commercial battery energy storage market due to strong Feed-in-Tariff (FiT)/net metering policies, rapidly declining battery prices, new supporting subsidies, new business models for system finance and high demand charges. Australia, Germany, and the United Kingdom are expected to be the next main markets as commercial consumers look to reduce electricity bills, as well as increase the revenue stream by tapping into individual energy markets. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Distributed Energy: Impact of Blockchain on Energy Trading http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D87D-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D87D-01-00-00-00 The recent trends in the energy industry such as the rise in prosumerism and increasing deployment of smart meters has resulted in better data analytics, storage and communication solutions to the energy industry. These factors have enabled the conventional end users to take part in energy transactions in the form of supporting the grid during peak hours and help maintain the stability. This highly distributed energy scenario has its challenges in the form of monitoring and controlling every energy transaction made. These challenges call for better solutions to keep track of the energy exported into the grid and also in helping the transacting bodies reach consensus regarding the amount of power exported. Blockchain is a distributed, digital data ledger that enables the storage of digital transaction in a secure and highly transparent manner. It provides a decentralized control and enabling visibility to every party involved. As each transaction is visible and each transaction or block is linked to the previous transaction or block, the chain provides clear information about the transactions, including the times at which they occurred. Each of this block is entered only if a particular set of user defined conditions are met. Adoption of blockchain in energy sector has potential to empower the end user with better visibility over the transaction and help them understand the revenue generation model. This is expected to encourage the participation of more prosumers, enabling a highly distributed energy scenario in a more controlled and secure manner. Sun, 30 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Gene Editing, Batteries, High-tech Materials, Antibacterial Coatings, and Biocomposites http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-98-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-98-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts the current landscape and the new trends in a series of developments associated with gene editing and fluoride-based batteries. It also focuses on innovations in high-tech materials, antibacterial coatings, and biocomposites. 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: CRISPR-Cas9 system, fluoride-based battery, biocomposites, high-tech materials Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Developments in Energy Storage, Nuclear Reactors, Lithium-ion Batteries, and Solar-powered Cooling http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D961-00-27-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D961-00-27-00-00 This edition of the Energy and Power Systems TOE focuses innovations and developments in battery and supercapacitor technologies for different applications, such as energy storage, smart sensors, and consumer electronics. The TOE also covers innovations that are beneficial to remote sites located away from the electric grid infrastructure, such as small modular nuclear reactors made from hard-wearing steel, and passive radiative cooling systems with improved performance. The TOE also discusses a new design that can improve the shelf life of metal-air batteries, a solid state battery with low resistance, and batteries that are powered by carbon dioxide. In addition, the TOE also discusses improving charging speed for batteries and reduced power consumption for IoT sensors. 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: Customized zinc-ion battery, modular nuclear reactor, supercapacitor, lithium metal battery, metal-air batteries, solid-state batteries Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Global Battery Management Systems Market, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1D5-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1D5-01-00-00-00 Battery management systems (BMS) are critical to ensure the safe and reliable operation of batteries, especially in advanced applications. The BMS market mirrors the growth of the battery market, and it is expected to grow steadily throughout the forecast period due to the increasing adoption of electric vehicles (xEVs), rising popularity of battery energy storage (BES) solutions, and extensive use of advanced battery technology in other applications. BMS for automotive application is a high-growth application and a major market driver. Additionally, the increasing focus on stationary BES for renewable integration and grid stabilization, along with the utilization in telecommunication backup applications, will sustain the growth of the market. North America generates most of the global BMS demand as it hosts major EV manufacturers and BES projects. The Asia-Pacific market, meanwhile, is expanding rapidly due to the boom of the battery and EV markets in China as well as the commissioning of large BES projects throughout the region. The BMS market comprises battery manufacturers as well as automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that make BMS in-house for their battery packs, and dedicated BMS OEMs that make off-the-shelf solutions. The in-house battery manufacturers hold the majority of market shares. Lithium-ion is expected to remain the dominant battery chemistry in the BMS space due to its increasing use in advanced battery applications as well as its inherently dynamic nature. Advanced BMS with wireless systems, user-friendly features, and lower complexity will experience greater demand in advanced battery applications. Similarly, dedicated BMS OEMs that are able to manufacture configurable BMS solutions are set to find greater market success. BMS manufacturers must invest in R&D to ensure the compatibility of their products with increasingly complex application systems and emerging battery chemistries. Furthermore, they need to work towards developing systems compatible with emerging chemistries, such as solid state batteries, to gain an early-mover advantage. BMS manufacturers also need to ensure that their products meet emerging industry standards in order to stay relevant in the BMS market. Meanwhile, battery manufacturers and automotive OEMs that outsource their BMS solutions are attempting to enter the BMS industry chain through M&A with dedicated BMS manufacturers. This allows the battery manufacturers and automotive OEMs to utilize BMS manufacturers' existing technological expertise and market presence, thus eliminating the need for extensive R&D to develop proprietary BMS solutions. Thu, 22 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000