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 Innovations in Healthcare, ICT, Energy, and Steel Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-44-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-44-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in healthcare, ICT, energy, and steel Industries. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of wound healing, lithium batteries, and corrosion protection. . 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: Healthcare, energy, lithium batteries, corrosion protection, wound care, smart schools Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Emerging Business Models in the Global ESS Market, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P945-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P945-01-00-00-00 Distributed energy resources and distributed energy storage systems (ESS) are changing the face of power generation and distribution in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. To tap these new market opportunities, consumers need to be properly supported with financing options for ESS installations. The study seeks to bring out the new and emerging business models in the global energy storage systems market. It estimates the total global installed capacity for ESS and provides a detailed discussion of about eight business models across three ESS segments: grid scale, residential, and community-level energy storage systems. The base year for the study is 2017. Implications of the emerging models are analysed. Whilst a limited number of business models are expected in grid-scale ESS applications, majority of them are expected to be adopted in behind-the-meter and community-scale ESS installations. The top five countries that have adopted new business models in the ESS market are Germany, United States, Japan, United Kingdom, and France. Amongst these, Germany has tested and implemented several new business models in the residential and community sector. The US has followed suit with models in both utility-scale and residential applications. Japan has already trial tested several of these models in four of its smart city projects (that were concluded in 2014). UK and France are keen on developing residential-scale ESS models and ESS aggregation models. Battery energy storage systems are the most widely used energy storage technology in these countries, and the new business models are used on this technology. Lithium ion is the most accepted battery chemistry. The major drivers that encourage these models are supportive smart technologies and emergence of prosumers with renewable energy (RE) generation resources of their own. A secondary revenue stream sprouting from the use of an existing ESS asset encourages these private parties to adopt new business models. However, the key challenge stems from the uncertainty with regard to the payback period when an ESS is installed for these new business models. As the trial projects are concluded, a clear outlook for these models can be arrived at. This is expected to increase their market demand. Consolidations and partnerships across the ESS and energy value chain can be expected as part of the formation of new financial models amongst the relevant stakeholders (such as battery original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), power utilities, RE project developers, battery management software developers, aggregators, and demand response companies). Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Top Technologies in Energy and Utilities, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7C4-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7C4-01-00-00-00 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Overview of battery monitoring system http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297548111 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297548111 Battery monitoring system is a device that is directly connected to the lead acid and nickel cadmium battery systems. It records and transfers battery performance data till the end of the battery life. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Movers & Shakers Interview with Larry Ryckman - co-founder and CEO of AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297529869 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297529869 Movers & Shakers Interview with Larry Ryckman - co-founder and CEO of AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Developments in Energy Storage, Power Generation, and Renewable Hybrid Energy http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D961-00-13-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D961-00-13-00-00 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 wind turbines, fuel cell technologies, and large scale battery systems for renewable hybrid networks. It emphasizes on innovations in off-shore wind, tracking systems in solar projects and super critical coal technologies. The TOE also provides intelligence on recent developments in supercapacitors, net-zero buildings, and the lithium battery industry. 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 (batteries, fuel cells, flywheels 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: Wind turbines, fuel cells, hybrid energy, energy storage, off-shore wind, supercapacitors, net-zero buildings, green buildings, lithium batteries, brayton cycle, power generation, fuel cell membrane, solar tracking Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy Inverters Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P94B-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P94B-01-00-00-00 The Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy (RE) inverters market is entering the mature stage, especially in developed countries such as Australia and Japan. However, growth potential still exists in Southeast Asia, as RE adoption growth is still promising. The market registered a revenue that was close to $2.5 billion and is forecasted to expand by less than 1% from 2016 to 2021. The low Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) is attributed to the maturity of the largest markets such as Australia, Japan, and South Korea. In this study, the use of inverters usually reflects the development of RE. In Australia, solar and wind energy development are equally significant. This trend is expected to continue for the next 5 years, in spite of lowering of Feed-in-tariffs (FiTs) in the country. Southeast Asia s RE inverter market is expected to account for double digit growth from 2016 to 2021, whereby the off-grid RE inverter market will find opportunities in rural electrification projects in this region. The top 5 countries with an attractive wind energy inverter market are Japan, Australia, South Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand. However, in the base year, this market was dull but is expected to pick up during the forecast period due to projects from these nations. Top 3 market participants with the highest share are Tabuchi Electric, Omron, and TMEIC. Research Scope: The market trends are analyzed for a study period of 2012 to 2022, with the base year being 2016. RE inverter for solar and wind power generation, for both on grid and off grid is the key focus area in this study. The capacity segments are broadly categorized into Above 10kW and Up to 10kW . Geographic coverage includes Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore), East Asia (Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea), and Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). This analysis excludes China. The other companies mentioned in this study include Sharp, Fuji Electric, SMA, ABB, Schneider Electric, and SolarEdge. Key Questions This Study Will Answer What factors are driving the Asia-Pacific RE Inverters market? Is growth sustainable till 2021? What are the RE targets of respective countries in the RE inverter market? Are the regulations and incentive schemes supporting the growth in the region? What are the challenging factors in the market? Are competitors strategically positioned to meet these challenges? Which market segments are more attractive during the forecast period residential or utility scale? Which are the major market competitors? Is the market facing competition from regional or Western multinational participants? Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Critical Power Industry Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCDF-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCDF-01-00-00-00 Data centers will continue to be the most important application within critical power, driving investment in modular solutions, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), module-level power electronics (MLPE), non-traditional cooling technologies, and converged power solutions. Overall, data center investment is forecast to increase by 9.1% in 2017. The Internet of Things (IoT) will become increasingly prominent, with IoT-connected UPS systems playing a role in terms of energy management and efficiency as well as providing peaking power and demand response. Non-traditional cooling solutions will register a growth rate of 15.7% in 2017, mainly because of demand from data centers. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Annual Africa Utility Overview, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC53-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC53-01-00-00-00 This Research Service covers the key trends and thought leadership associated with the African Utility Landscape, both from a water and an energy perspective, analysed during the 2016 African Utility Week hosted in Cape Town. Public and private sector leaders were invited to attend streams focusing on: power generation, transmission, distribution, renewable energy, finance stream, water / hydro, metering and nuclear. The African Utility Landscape is faced with outdated infrastructure, the introduction of new technology types such as wind and solar, the introduction of standardised institutional documents such as provided by PowerAfrica, coupled with challenges in the access to funding and financing aspects of project finance. The African utility space is balanced between the old and the new. Old = dated infrastructure; new = new business models, new economies of scale, new financing options and interest from the global market. It is vital that both the public and the private sector have a firm grasp on what is needed to ensure commercial and operational success going forward Some of the key industry challenges include:Lack of local knowledge, lack of access to funding, lack of economies of scale, lack of standardised contracts and institutions. All of these can be overcome by tracking market trends and planning accordingly on both the public and the private sector side. To conclude, the purpose of the research service is to provide oversight of the sub-Saharan themes and developments in the power and water utility space. Specific trends include: introduction of new technologies, new business models, cost reflective tariffs, increased levels of privitisation, standardisation. Challenges include: lack of economies of scale, public sector red-tape, access to funding / financing, dated infrastructure, competing markets. Opportunities include: modular solutions, digitisation, technology leapfrogging, localisation. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:38:20 +0100 Asia-Pacific Energy and Environment Industry Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P969-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P969-01-00-00-00 This outlook study provides an overall update on the Asia-Pacific energy and environment markets in 2017, covering eight broad industries namely oil and gas, power generation, distributed energy, grids, energy storage, critical power, homes and buildings, and environment and water. Research into each of these eight industries presents key findings, trends, and forecasts that will shape market revenues and opportunities in 2017. Key predictions in 2017 include slow recovery in oil and gas sector, slowdown in coal power, double-digit growth in distributed energy, robust grid investments, healthy growth rates in data center infrastructure solutions and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) markets, and optimistic opportunities in the buildings sector and water treatment space. Key geographies mentioned in this study includes China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia (predominantly ASEAN), and Australia. Some key highlights include: China to dominate in global petrochemical market and focus on nuclear power Suspension of building new coal-fired power plants in India to tackle overcapacity and reduce reliance on coal imports Japan to dominate virtual power plant model in Asia-Pacific Grid investments in Southeast Asia to cross $12.8 billion Australia to be key hotspot in microgrid market Key Questions this Study will Answer: What are the top 2017 trends influencing the eight industries? What are the key trends influencing the development of the industries? What is the forecast in price, revenue, or expenditure in these industries? What are some of the key initiatives undertaken by governments? What are the key growth opportunities for the market participants? Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Health Care, Renewable Energy, and Printing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-3D-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-3D-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in healthcare, renewable energy, and printing. The TOE emphasizes on developments in the fields of bio-artificial liver, high efficiency solar cell materials, and light-printing technology. 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: Augment biocurrent generation, electrogenic bacterial species, light-printing technology, Big Data Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Movers & Shakers Interview Chris Mangum, CEO and Chairman of Servato. http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297389243 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297389243 Chris Mangum is a seasoned leader and entrepreneur with extensive experience in strategy, business development, M&A, innovation and entrepreneurship across a broad range of business models. 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