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 Viral Microbiome Research, Heat Generation, Sensors, Batteries, and Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-85-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-85-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts developments associated with viral microbiome research and thermal management. It also focuses on innovations in smart office, radio active batteries, and coatings. 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: Viral microbiome, nuclear battery, VOC-free waterborne coatings, smart office Fri, 3 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Developments in Energy Storage, Nuclear Reactors, and Solar Power Generation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D961-00-23-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D961-00-23-00-00 This edition of the Energy and Power Systems TOE covers innovations and developments in electrochemical energy storage, such as low-weight batteries, 3D printed electrode, method for producing graphene anode, sodium-ion battery membrane and molten salt iron-oxygen battery. Innovations profiled include graphene-based optoelectronic devices, singlet fission, copper nitride semiconductor, perovskite-silicon tandem cell, The TOE also focuses on developments in extending the service life of the nuclear reactor and manufacturing process of perovskite solar panels. 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: 3D printed electrode, low-weight batteries, molten salt iron-oxygen battery, graphene photocarrier, graphene-based optoelectronic devices, perovskite solar cells Fri, 3 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 IPP, Licensing and Market Reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa s Energy Landscape, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD78-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD78-01-00-00-00 The access to electricity in Africa is well below the global average, presenting a significant opportunity for the development of the energy supply industry, largely in the form of private sector investments in electricity generation. Many African governments are under immense pressure to improve the quality and reliability of electricity supplied within their respective countries. At the same time, however, governments face major constraints in finding suitable financing options and profitable business models that will ensure quality services in the energy sector. The growing pressure on the energy sectors of various African countries is primarily a result of the following 3 factors: non-performing revenue generation systems, aging infrastructure and a lack of finances available to fund new projects. The power sectors in African countries are monopolized by a single public utility responsible for the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. The continuously increasing load being placed on public utilities and the need for private sector investments have highlighted the imperative need for energy sector reforms that will present an enabling environment for Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and subsequently create the opportunity for a healthy and competitive energy sector to flourish in Africa. For this study, we have looked at such reforms in South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria, to understand the role that IPPs have played in each country in terms of power generation, investment and overall structure of the power sector. Initially, this study will discuss the drivers and restraints to IPPs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Next, this research will provide an overview of the power sector and move on to discuss the impacts and outcomes of energy sector reforms, outline the contribution of IPPs and analyse the retail tariffs and licensing requirements for IPPs across each region. Lastly, this study will look at the investment opportunities that can be and have been created by the proliferation of IPPs in each region. With many countries unbundling their power generation and distribution sector, the market environment can now be easily regulated by governments and so the quality of service is expected to be improved significantly.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the current status and future development potential of independent power producers?
  • What are the licensing requirements for an IPP programme in Africa?
  • What are the current tariff structures in place in Africa?
  • What are the market reforms that govern the energy sectors in Africa?
  • What will be the key drivers and challenges to the development of IPP in the region?
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Growth Opportunities for UPS Systems & Services in Asia-Pacific, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9B5-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9B5-01-00-00-00 Power backup market, especially Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), is gaining a lot of attention due to the demand-supply gap in power distribution, thus providing a vast platform for innovation. This research service covers the UPS systems and service market in Asia-Pacific, with 2015-2022 as the study period. The base year is 2017 and the forecast period is from 2018 to 2022. This research service covers countries in East Asia (Japan, South Korea, Taiwan), Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam) and Australasia (Australia and New Zealand). This report covers single- and three-phase UPS systems and the market revenue is discussed in terms of power rating and applications. The UPS services market is split by service type - Installation and commissioning, Contract, Time and material and others. The total UPS market in Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% between 2017 and 2022. The UPS services market is also expected to witness high growth, at a CAGR of 10.2% between 2017 and 2022, while the comparatively more matured UPS systems market will grow at a CAGR of 4.0% during the same period.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

The study also highlights the applicable visioning scenarios with their macro to micro implications. The visioning scenarios included are: social and demographic trends, industry Mega Trends, new business models, disruptive technologies, and competitive landscape trends. The study also enlists the key market drivers and restraints impacting both the UPS systems and services markets.

Frost & Sullivan has considered 20 levers for growth in this market, highlighting vision and strategy, and brand and demand growth opportunities. In light of the fast-growing Information Technology (IT) sector, telecom and financial fields, the Asia-Pacific region presents several opportunities for market growth.

The study discusses 10 possible growth opportunities that will help market participants gain a competitive advantage in this keenly contested market. For each of these growth opportunities, key context and opportunities along with a call to action have been discussed.

This research service also talks about the strategic imperatives and top predictions for the UPS systems and services market.

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the market growing and, if so, at what rate? What is the anticipated growth rate for this market between 2018 and 2022?
  • What are the impacts of social and demographic trends, industry Mega Trends, disruptive technologies, new business models, and competitive landscape on the market?
  • What are the key growth levers influencing the UPS systems and services markets?
  • What are the possible growth opportunities in this market?
  • What are the strategic imperatives for this market?
Tue, 3 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Emerging Battery Companies in Asia-Pacific, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9E0-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9E0-01-00-00-00 The secondary battery market in Asia-Pacific is experiencing strong growth due to significant fall in battery costs and increasing demand from automotive, utilities, industrial sectors, consumer electronics, and wearable segments. Asia-Pacific is the largest market globally for batteries and is also rapidly growing its battery production. The region is also a fast-growing hotbed for battery-related investments and for research and development of new and innovative battery technologies.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

This study covers some of the emerging and exciting secondary battery manufacturing companies in Asia-Pacific, spanning South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australasia regions. These companies manufacture secondary batteries that are majorly lithium-based, flow-based, or lead-based. The companies profiled in this study include A123 Systems, CALB, CATL, Cellennium, E-one Moli, Enax, Energy Renaissance, Jenax, Lishen, Narada Power, Power Japan Plus, ProLogium, Redflow, Rongke Power, SK Innovation, and Tianneng Battery.

Research Highlights

Li-ion based batteries are the most dominant segment due to the fast-growing demand in the automotive industry and consumer segments. Consumer equipment demand is likely to witness a stable trend, with growth largely from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). In the industrial segment, lead acid battery technology is considered the most dependable, affordable, and proven for backup applications in UPS and inverters. The automotive segment will witness the price of the electric vehicles (EV) Li-ion battery to hit $100 per kWh by 2020. China, Japan, and South Korea will be key APAC countries in the development of secondary batteries. The push for green power as a result of national mandates undertaken by governments in Asia-Pacific to reduce carbon emissions has resulted in the development of new battery chemistries and the betterment of existing ones. Advancements in energy storage, distributed generation, electric vehicles, and consumer electronics are driving the growth of the battery market. The addressable market for newer, cleaner battery chemistries is also expected to increase with stringent regulatory push and incentives towards green energy sources coupled with falling lithium-ion battery prices. As the world becomes ever more dependent on batteries to power modern life, challenges are aplenty and it becomes critical to adopt increasingly diverse approaches to develop batteries for different segments. For instance, fast-charging and high capacity batteries for electric vehicles; highly efficient batteries for grid-level storage for solar and wind farms; and batteries that tackle fire risks in the consumer segment are the current need of the hour.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the current market scenario for secondary batteries?
  • Which are the emerging companies?
  • Which innovative space in battery technology do these emerging companies fall under?
  • Which direction is the industry progressing in?
  • What are the growth opportunities in this market?
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100