Frost.com - Energy and Power Systems Research http://www.frost.com/c/10077/home.do - Energy and Power Systems Research Sat, 24 Jun 2017 4:25:55 Advances in Cancer Detection, Energy Generation, Wearable Technologies, Microbeads, and Artificial Intelligence http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-4B-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in cancer detection, energy generation, and wearable technologies. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of biodegradable microbeads and artificial intelligence in 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: Cancer detection, energy generation, wearables, biodegradable microbeads, artificial intelligence Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Independent Power Plant (IPP) Market in South and Southeast Asia, Trends in 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9A6-01-00-00-00 Developing Asia, which has significant peak power shortages and substantial electrification gaps, offers abundant opportunities for private developers or Independent Power Producers (IPPs). A massive 184.4GW of expected IPP capacity additions between 2015 and 2020, makes it perhaps the largest region for new-build power plants. With the cooling down of the Chinese economy, developing Asia offers the most attractive growth opportunity for IPP companies and investors. Increasing energy demand due to economic growth and increase in population and urbanization have necessitated the governments of all countries to develop policies that open up the power generation sector to attract private investments. The implementation of these policies and actual investments have had varying levels of success. Many of these policies have evolved over the years, through amendments made after past mistakes and controversies as in the case of India and Indonesia. Countries such as Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand have had a relatively uninterrupted IPP market development, but not without criticism that these countries patronize a select few local conglomerates. Some countries such as India, the Philippines, Thailand, and Bangladesh have unbundled the traditional monopolistic electricity markets into separate generation, transmission and distribution companies, since the beginning of this century. They have set up independent regulatory and planning agencies outside the remit of incumbent utilities. While others such as Malaysia, Indonesia, and Laos have not unbundled their monopolies but are fairly mature IPP markets because of private investment in power generation for nearly two decades. Other countries have a fledgling power sector under the high investment risk category and hence, are struggling to attract investment. Despite current economic conditions, the IPP market growth outlook is still optimistic, considering that South Asia and many of these Southeast Asian countries are expected to have some of the highest GDP growth rates in the world. Governments are putting in place policy frameworks and institutional mechanisms to attract investment and facilitate the development of IPPs to power their growth. This IPP market study covers Southeast Asia and South Asia. Countries included in Southeast Asia are Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. South Asian countries include Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka. Key Questions This Study Will Answer What are power sector structures like in Asia? What are the energy mixes in these countries? What is the forecast of IPP installed capacity growth in Asia? What are the upcoming IPP projects and which market participants are involved in them? What are the market risks in each country for IPP development? Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Turkish Generator Sets Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCBB-01-00-00-00 The Turkish genset market shrank because of challenging market conditions, the generator set market is expected to recover 2017 onward taking advantage of its strategic position as an import-export hub. Despite the market's settled structure, fierce competition and price-oriented approach combined with macro-economic factors have put pressure on the market players. However, the market still offers the players opportunities to preserve their shares thanks to the customers' demand for quality and comfort for uninterrupted living. On the other hand, the infrastructural projects has an ongoing effect on the growth of the market. The market is estimated as USD 305 million and forecasted to reach USD 352 million in 2021 and dominated by diesel gensets. In terms of revenue, 375 kVA and above range take the higher stake whereas it s the opposite in terms of volume; below 375 kVA output range has the highest volume. Research Aim: The aim of this research is to identify the value of the gen-set market in Turkey and to predict potential growth by 2021. Research Scope: Looking into driving factors such as ongoing construction activities, Ministry of Helath s investments, regulation enforcing the installation of gensets in buildings taller than 51.5 m, tax advantages for Eu importers in free zones Analyzing market barriers such as negative impact of the failed coup attempt, uncertainty amongst the investors Providing revenue for gensets for the years between 2013 and 2021 Discussing the trends in four end-user types: public/infrastructure, industrial, commercial and residential Analysing the gensets by output ranges and highlighting the trends Highlighting the main genset companies, their market shares, and competitive profiles Key Questions this Study will Answer: Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow and at what rate? Which specific segments are growing? Why? How important is customer price sensitivity and what are the deciding factors for price? What are the major sales channels for this market and what is their future development? Are the products/services offered today meeting customer needs or is additional development needed? Which are the major market participants and what are their market shares? Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Waste Management, Bioenergy Extraction, and Biodegradation of Plastics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-55-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in sustainable waste management and plastic degradation. The TOE also focuses on various technological innovations in biofules and sustainable fertilizer production. 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: Waste management, biofuels, plastic degradation, fertilizers, bio-energy Fri, 9 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advances in Cancer Treatment, Protein Analysis, Emissions Reduction from Diesel Engine, and Energy Storage http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-4A-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 innovations in healthcare, emissions reduction, and energy storage. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of cancer treatment and rechargeable batteries. 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: Cancer treatment, energy storage, protein analysis, emissions reduction Fri, 9 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Decentralized Wastewater and Solid Waste Treatment Technologies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7AC-01-00-00-00 Decentralized solid waste and waste water management could be a cost effective and simple way in which waste could be managed on site or near waste generating operations. Rapid population growth and industrialization has increased the necessity for decentralized treatment technologies. The current global scenario has created need for decentralized wastewater treatment as centralized wastewater treatment alone might not be sufficient for managing the huge volume of waste and wastewater generated. Decentralized solutions would have lower footprint and also relatively easier to maintain. This research services has identified the significance and top needs driving the need for Decentralized Solid Waste and Wastewater Treatment Technologies. Various technologies for decentralized waste and wastewater treatment have been discussed and analysis of each technology is provided in detail and the development status of various technologies and its future is discussed. The research service also focuses on drivers and challenges. Region-wise trends have been discussed and the best technologies are identified based on various criteria. Wed, 7 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Asia-Pacific Rooftop Solar Power Market, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P8F4-01-00-00-00 The rooftop solar market in Asia-Pacific is at the growth stage, but is likely to witness changes in feed-in tariff (FiT) until 2020. Solar module prices are expected to continue to decline due to price competition led by Chinese manufacturers and the slowing down of global demand. However, prices are expected to decline at a slower pace till 2020, as the number of manufacturers approaching breakeven point is increasing. Due to the uncertain environment for large-scale solar power projects, Japan is leaning toward the residential rooftop solar power market. The rooftop solar power market in Southeast Asia is expected to gain momentum due to increasing public awareness and government support. In particular, Singapore is one of the high-growth rooftop solar power markets in Southeast Asia, with its solar leasing model, which provides a great platform for the private sector to participate. All in all, the FiT policy and supportive government legislation are key drivers for the rooftop solar power market in most countries in Asia-Pacific. Australia is expected to continue to hold the leading position in the region of Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), despite rapid growth in New Zealand s rooftop solar power market. Regarding competition, mergers and acquisitions are expected to continue in the market. As the overall solar market remains optimistically buoyant, leading market participants will probably seek potential consolidation to enhance competency and future business opportunities. In Southeast Asia, the residential customer segment is the leading end user of rooftop solar PV in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. In the Philippines and Indonesia, installations are mainly for electrification in remote areas. Off-grid solar power systems are mainly used for rural electrification. Remote places with little or no access to electricity have to rely on cost-effective off-grid renewable energy systems, which are independent from utility companies. Other regions such as East Asia and ANZ possess slightly different market characteristics in terms of customers and grid connections. While Southeast Asia is forecast grow fastest, East Asia and ANZ are mature markets that require different strategies to succeed. In this study, market trends are analyzed for a study period of 2016 to 2020. Key market information includes installed capacity forecast, cost trends, and policy development trends. Key Questions this Study will Answer: Where are the fastest growing countries in rooftop solar installations? What are their corresponding policies in solar or renewable energy? Which countries offer holistic opportunities in terms of overall market feasibility and policies? What are the overall pricing trends in the market? What are the competitive trends and associated key success factors? Which are the targeted end users residential or non-residential buildings? Which connection type will remain important off-grid or on-grid? Where are the opportunities for both connections? Tue, 6 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Smart Windows, Renewable Energy, Plastic-based Fuel, and Healthcare http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-49-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in renewable energy, healthcare, and plastic-based fuel. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of smart windows and flexible retinas. 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: Renewable energy, smart windows, flexible retinas, heavy fuel oil Fri, 2 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Developments in Wind Energy, Solar Cells, Salinity Gradient Energy and Energy Storage http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D961-00-15-00-00 This edition of the Energy and Power Systems TOE provides insights on the latest advances in technologies related to the energy industry. It focuses on advances in wind energy, energy storage, and solar cells. It emphasizes on innovations in offshore and floating wind turbines. The TOE also provides insights on the recent developments in compressed energy storage and building integrated photovoltaics. 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: Energy storage, wind energy, BIPV, floating wind turbines Fri, 2 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Battery Energy Storage Systems for Grid Applications in Asia-Pacific, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P97F-01-00-00-00 The key objective of this research study is to understand the dynamics of the utility-scale, grid-connected battery-based energy storage systems (BESS) market for utility applications. The geographic scope of the study includes South Asia (India and China), Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Myanmar), East Asia (Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea), and ANZ (Australia and New Zealand). The Asia-Pacific grid-connected battery based energy storage systems market is forecast to record a CAGR of less than 30% from 2016 to 2021. Further along the forecast period, the key countries that are expected to see strong growth opportunities are China, Japan, Korea, and Australia. BESS are adopted across the utility value chain across generation, transmission, and distribution to the end-user level, where behind-the-meter energy management practices are taken care of by storage. The applications for BESS range from electric energy time-shift, electric supply capacity at the generation side to transmission support, congestion relief, deferral, substation on-site power at the T&D side. Battery energy storage manufacturers will need to focus more on the modularity of the product with an ability to withstand higher temperatures and work under extreme physical conditions. This study focuses on the following important elements under the five broad battery chemistries that are used in the application of large-scale grid-connected energy storage systems: Lithium-ion Sodium-based Nickel-based Lead-acid Flow battery Drivers and restraints are discussed for the overall BESS market. The top predictions until 2022 for the global smart grids market have also been presented. The following are the key questions that this study will answer: What is the current status of the BESS market? What are its immediate and future prospects? What are the key growth opportunities in the BESS market that are likely to help market participants stay relevant? What steps should a BESS manufacturer take? What will be the potential BESS market size in 2021? What are the key factors that will drive the market to continue to stay relevant until 2021? Which is the most attractive range among the lithium-ion, sodium, nickel, lead acid, and flow battery chemistries in the market? Which are the ones that are likely to continue to reap benefits until 2021? What are the major factors hindering business development opportunities for BESS manufacturers? Which country in the region is said to have a strong growth potential for BESS power systems in the long run? Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Healthcare, Energy Generation and Storage, Photo-electrochemical Cells , and Artificial Intelligence http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-48-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in healthcare, energy generation and storage, The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of Ebola treatment, photo-electrochemical cells, and artificial intelligence. 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: Ebola, energy storage, photo-electrochemical cells, renewable energy, photovoltaics, artificial intelligence Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Technology Advances in Membrane Separation, Gas Processing, and Transportation for Oil & Gas Sector http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D998-00-11-00-00 The issue of O&G TOE profiles innovations related to membrane separation, gas processing, and transportation for oil & 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 Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Oil spill, HDPE, catalyst, downstream, separation membrane, corrosion protection Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Healthcare, Energy Generation, and Water Treatment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-47-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in healthcare, energy generation, and water treatment. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of real-time drug level monitoring, wound therapy, and energy harvesting. 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, wound therapy, energy harvesting, water treatment, membraneless water filtration, renewable energy, solar energy, drug monitoring Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Chinese Generator Set Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K031-01-00-00-00 The focus of this research service is to analyze the drivers and restraints that affect the growth of the Chinese generator set market. Factors including unpredictable power outages, stringent clean energy policies, and increase power demand are likely to drive the demand for generator sets during the next 5 years. The study also addresses the future and present market opportunities in China as well as the challenges faced by industry participants in a rapidly changing environment. Research Scope The current market size for 2016 is provided for each segment and forecast till 2021. Forecasts by competitive revenues and unit shipments for natural gas generators and diesel generators are also provided. Revenues are tracked and forecast by power range inclusive of: 20-60 kW 60.1-300 kW 300.1-1000 kW 1000.1-3000 kW End-user segments including commercial generators, industrial generators, and residential generators are monitored; additionally, revenue is predicted by application including peak shaving, prime power, and stand-by. Key Questions This Study Will Answer Is the market growing and at what rate? What is the anticipated growth between 2016 and 2021? What are the specific market/technology trends influencing this market? How will the structure of the market change with time? Is there any development with the products/segments offered today? Are the generator sets offered today meeting customers needs, or is additional development needed? What are the major sales channels for this market and what is their future development? Why Partner with Frost & Sullivan? We have a robust and proven research methodology resulting in high-quality findings: Frost & Sullivan has established relationships with the leading participants in the value chain of the generator sets market with which it performs primary research for the purpose of its research services. We are subject matter experts with 35 years of Energy and Environment experience researching and tracking generator set markets generating reliable information. Our team of industry experts has multidisciplinary background in engineering, business studies, and market strategy. We bring a solution that integrates our expertise areas to develop fact-driven strategies: Frost & Sullivan analyst team has performed analysis of the generators market from various perspectives including: o Segment: Stationary, portable, and rental generators o Fuel: Gas and diesel generators o End User: Residential, commercial, and industrial generators o Geography: Global and regional including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa, among others. Our fact-driven, client-specific approach bridges the gap between market research and mainstream consulting, giving us an exceptional ability to help generator companies realize their vision. Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Energy Storage Market Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCFB-01-00-00-00 2017 will represent a breakout year for distributed energy storage, largely driven by the battery energy storage market. The utility-scale market is expected to continue the strong growth shown in 2016. The global market revenue will increase by 30% by the end of 2017, driven by continued price declines in battery systems, the establishment of procurement mandates in key international markets such as the United States and the United Kingdom, increased battery participation in open balancing markets in the United Kingdom and Germany, new standards for renewable integration in Japan, congestion management across key renewable energy markets, growth of renewable energy hybrid plants in developing countries, and continued financing support from governments into storage and micro-grid project piloting. The engine behind market growth for 2017, however, will exist in the residential and commercial sectors. The opening of new markets in the United States, Australia, and Europe through subsidy support and the ending of feed-in tariffs for photovoltaic (PV) systems have resulted in a flurry of competitors entering these markets, with PV kit distributors, utilities, and installers promoting storage solutions. The residential battery storage market is expected to show a massive 73.9% growth in 2017. Market trends have been analysed for 2016 and 2017, with the base year as 2016. The study is divided into 3 separate chapters addressing the storage market: battery energy storage (e.g., utility scale, non-residential, and residential); alternative energy storage technologies (e.g., thermal, flywheels, supercapacitors, and compressed air energy storage); and battery storage for consumer, industrial, and electric vehicle applications. The study assesses and discusses the companies launching new innovative storage solutions in 2017. Some companies considered for the study include Ice Energy, STORNETIC GmbH, Viking Cold Solutions Inc, Murata Manufacturing, Duke Energy Corporation, Statoil ASA, Moixa Energy Holdings Ltd, Trinabess, SENEC.IES, Redflow Limited, and CircuiTree. The following are key questions this study will answer: What are the growth opportunities, and where do they exist for market participants? Which technologies are transforming the energy storage industry? What application markets represent the greatest opportunity for storage solutions? What are the transformation trends of the energy storage industry in 2017? Which companies are releasing new innovative products in 2017? Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Healthcare, Nutrition, and Energy Generation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-46-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in healthcare, wind energy, and fuel cells. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of cancer and gastrointestinal diseases diagnosis, and nutritional needs. 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, fuel cells, wind energy, cancer diagnosis, sensors, gastrointestinal diseases diagnosis, probiotic, artificial biofilm Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global DC Power System Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P933-01-00-00-00 The total DC power systems market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of less than 5% from 2016 to 2021. Further along the forecast period, the low-power segment is expected to see strong growth as deployments of 4G networks accelerate in the APAC region, coupled with 5G deployments in developed economies such as US and Europe. DC power systems provide continuous power, backup and standby power to ensure continuous equipment operation despite a disruption in input power. It is high time that DC power manufacturers focus on innovation and come up with DC power systems with high power-efficiency solutions where opportunities lie for DC power vendors in the enterprise market through projects in safe city industries. This study focuses on the following important elements under the 3 broad segments that determine the direction and future of DC power systems: Low-Power DC Power Systems (Below 4kW) Medium-Power DC Power Systems (4.1 32kW) High-Power DC Power Systems (32kW and Above) Drivers and restraints are discussed for the overall DC power systems market. In addition, top predictions until 2022 for the global DC power systems market are presented. The low-power segment has been affected by the significant decline in telecom spending in North America from major players (e.g., AT&T). This segment is driven by the extensive expansion of mobile networks needed to support advanced technologies, such as LTE and 5G networks. However, the medium-power range will continue to be in strong demand for access networks that support the growth of the wireless telecommunication market. The high-power range is driven by the build outs of central offices or telecom offices globally. However, the slow growing demand in this sector is due to declining trend in the build outs of telecom offices in the developed regions following slowdown in economic activity. Key Questions This Study Will Answer: 1. What is the current status and the immediate and future prospects of the global DC power systems market? 2. What are the key growth opportunities in the DC power system market that are likely to help market participants stay relevant? What should a DC power system manufacturer action? 3. What will be the potential DC power system market size in 2021? What are the key factors that would drive the market to continue to stay relevant until 2021? 4. Which is the most exciting power range among the low-, medium- and high-power segments in the market? Which will continue to reap benefits until 2021? 5. What are the major restraining factors hindering business development opportunities for DC power system manufacturers? 6. Which region globally is said to have a strong growth for DC power systems in the long run? What should be the market entry strategy for companies to make a presence in this region? Tue, 9 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 South African Electricity Market 2016 Snapshot http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCCE-01-00-00-00 The electricity sector in South Africa has witnessed dynamic changes over the past few years. Sharp increases in electricity tariffs have been a prominent feature of the electricity supply industry in South Africa. Declining global commodity prices and increasing electricity prices have had a detrimental impact on the mining and manufacturing industry, which have experienced sluggish growth. The economy of South Africa is witnessing a gradual change with increased contribution from the services sector. As such, the demand for electricity has reduced. Decreasing costs of renewable energy technologies, regulatory reforms, market restructuring, coupled with the risks and delays associated with base-load coal and nuclear power will largely determine the future of the electricity sector in South Africa. Mon, 8 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Biopharmaceutical Processing, Water Treatment, Packaging, Organic Protein, and Biocement http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-50-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in bio-pharmaceutical processing and water treatments. The TOE also focuses on various technological innovations in smart packaging, organic protein extraction, and eco-friendly cement for harvesting solar energy. 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 Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Water treatment, virus removal filter, smart packaging, organic drinks packaging, organic protein, eco-friendly cement Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Developments in Energy Storage, Capacitors, Superconductors, and Tidal Energy http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D961-00-14-00-00 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 lithium-ion batteries, tidal energy, and advanced materials for superconducting applications. It emphasizes on innovations in dielectric material for high-power applications and advanced power factor correction capacitors. The TOE also provides brief insights on the recent developments in solid state batteries and solar energy storage solutions. 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: Lithium-ion batteries, tidal energy, superconductors, power factor correction, solid state batteries, solar energy storage Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Pharmaceutical, Energy, and Sensing Technologies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-45-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in pharmaceutical, energy, and sensing Industries. The TOE emphasizes on developments in the fields of drug delivery, photovoltaics, lithium-ion batteries and landfill leachate management. 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-ion batteries, landfill, sensors, pharmaceutical, drug delivery Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Healthcare, ICT, Energy, and Steel Industries 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 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 Global Virtual Power Plant Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K13C-01-00-00-00 This research service analyzes the Virtual Power Plant (VPP) market by end users (demand management, power trading), region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest-of-world), trends, and revenue forecast till 2022. VPP promises significant improvements in grid reliability and resilience and early adoption has taken place in Western Europe and North America. This research service hopes to solve issues around peak power demand and facilitate the adoption of distributed energy resources. This study also discusses key trends and analyzes the implemented business models (supply-side, demand-side, and mixed-asset models) for VPP across the globe. Additionally, there is also focus on the top participants in the global market such as ABB, Next Kraftwerke, Siemens, VPP Intelligent Energy, Enbala Power Networks, and AutoGrid, Viridity Energy. The study also discusses the growth opportunities for companies in the global VPP market along with strategic imperatives for success and growth for the companies. Key Questions this Study will Answer What are the top trends that will drive the VPP market in 2017? What impact will these trends have on the market during the forecast period? What are the key industry trends propelling the adoption of VPP solutions globally? What was the size of the total VPP solutions market in 2016 and how is it expected to grow in 2017 and where will it be by 2022? Who are the key stakeholders in the market? What are the future prospects and growth opportunities for VPP vendors? VPP solutions aggregate all the distributed energy resources along the grid. Traditional utility business models are likely to be disrupted due to growing Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) along the grid. A number of different vendors together contribute to the value chain of a VPP system. These include solar Photovoltaic (PV) companies, battery storage providers, wind turbine manufacturers, demand response companies, software solution providers, communication vendors, and building energy management solution providers. The study period is from 2016 to 2022, with 2016 as the base year. The forecast period is from 2017 to 2022. Frost & Sullivan s revenue estimation represents only the software component of the virtual power plant solution and does not include power-plant systems such as PV panels, wind turbines, fuel cells, batteries, and other components. Market information for the base year has been obtained from both primary and secondary research data and analyses. Key trends and information on market size, tiers of competition, and other variables are based on discussions with key industry stakeholders in the value chain. 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 Energy has become a key ingredient in all sectors of modern economies. Growing economies, higher living standards, and digitalization have made the energy sector even more vital. Meeting the growing demand for energy in a sustainable manner is a crucial challenge for all countries. This Top Technologies in Energy and Utilities report focuses on the technologies from E&U sector which will impact multiple industries, applications, and regions. Technologies were chosen after weighing the importance of these issues carefully. The selection of the technologies is made using TechVision s proprietary selection process and methodology. Criteria like funding, the market potential of the technology, regional adoption, the technology s disruptiveness, megatrend impact and patenting activity, were considered while assessing each technology. The study offers in-depth strategic analysis of 10 important technologies including Lithium Batteries, Battery Management Systems, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Microgrids, Waste Heat Recovery, Tight Oil Extraction, Distributed Energy Generation, Offshore Wind Energy Technology, Fuel Cells and Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Recent Innovations in Upstream and Downstream Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D998-00-10-00-00 The issue of O&G TOE profiles innovations related to both upstream and downstream processes in the O&G industry such as emulsifiers for use in drilling fluids, catalysts for refinery processes. It also profiles innovations related to sensors for gas monitoring and drones that can be used for real-time monitoring of pipelines. 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 Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Downstream, upstream, drilling, sensors, drones, pipelines 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 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