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Investment in Renewable Technologies Worldwide 2018

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  • 200 Pages
  • November 2018
  • Region: Global
  • Aruvian Research
  • ID: 4701565

Renewable energy is responsible for contributing almost 30% of human energy use all across the globe. With pollution levels rising incessantly, renewable energy resources have turned out to be a major boon to the environment as well as investors world over. Green energy overtook fossil fuels in attracting investment for power generation in the recent times. Wind, solar and other clean technologies attracted investments which overtook that for gas and coal for electrical power generation, with more than a third of the green cash destined for Britain and the rest of Europe.

The highest level of growth for renewable investment came from China, India and other developing countries, which are fast catching up on the West in switching out of fossil fuels to improve energy security and tackle climate change. A variety of new renewable sectors have been attracting capital, while different geographical areas such as Kenya and Angola are too entering the field. Wind energy sector, where the US is now global leader, has been attracting the highest new worldwide investment. Biofuels were the next most popular investment. Europe still remains the main center for investment in green power with huge amounts of money being pumped into projects across the continent, and then is followed by US.

This report on Investment in Renewable Technologies Worldwide 2018 brings you a complete analysis of the renewables industry, focusing on the various types of renewable technologies available today, the economics of each, challenges and barriers to the growth of each technology, research and development scenario in renewable energies, lifecycle analyses, among others. With the world realizing the potential of renewable energies, this report serves as the complete intelligence on this industry.

The latest version of the report includes an in-depth analysis of over 50 of the top players in the renewable energy industry.

Table of Contents

A. Executive Summary
B. Introduction to the Energy Crisis
B.1 Effect on Economy
B.2 Historical Crises
B.3 Future and Alternative Sources of Energy
C. Investment Case for Renewable Power
D. Introduction to Hydropower
D.1 What is Hydropower?
D.2 Hydro Dams
D.3 Hydropower Plants
D.4 How a Hydropower Plant Works
D.5 Heat & Flow
D.6 Storing Energy
D.7 Pumped Storage Systems
D.8 Hydropower Production
D.9 Hydropower for Baseload Power
D.10 Economics of Hydropower
D.11 Hydropower and the Environment
D.12 Other Hydro Resources
D.12.1 Tidal Energy
D.12.2 Wave Energy
D.12.3 OTEC
D.13 Biological Cost of Hydropower
E. Wind Power
E.1 Overview of Wind Energy
E.2 Wind in the Energy Market
E.3 Economics of Wind Energy
E.4 Financing Alternatives for Wind Power
E.5 Business Drivers for Wind Power
E.6 Challenges and Barriers to Growth
E.7 Market Trends
F. Biomass
F.1 What is Biomass?
F.2 Biomass Use in the Developing World
F.3 Technical Aspects
F.4 Combustion Theory
F.5 Technologies Involved
F.6 Charcoal Production
F.7 Briquetting
F.8 Animal Waste
F.9 Commercial Utilization of Biomass
F.10 Industry Challenges
F.11 Biomass Energy: Cost and Scale Issues – A Graphical Representation
G. Solar Power
G.1 Introduction to Solar Power
G.2 Solar Power and the Consumer Energy Market
G.3 Industry Growth
G.4 Solar Technology
G.5 Solar Markets: Industrialized Countries and Government Incentives
G.6 Solar Markets: Electrification of Developing Countries
G.7 What Investors Should Know About Solar
H. R&D Needs for Renewable Energy Technology in Industrialized Countries
I. Environmental Externalities, Market Distortions and Economics of Renewable Energy Technologies
I.1 Introduction
I.2 Externalities
I.2.1 Definition
I.2.2 Externality Adders
I.3 Life Cycle Analysis
I.3.1 Defining Product Cycle’s Boundaries
I.4 Identifying Environmental Emissions and Resulting Physical Impacts on Receptor Areas
I.5 Cost of Damage/Cost of Abatement?
I.6 Quantifying Physical Damage in Monetary Terms
I.7 Costs of Electricity Generating Technologies
I.8 Assessing the Externalities of Power Generation
I.9 Pollution Damage from Emissions Other than CO2
I.10 External Damage Costs of Emissions of CO2
I.11 External Damage Costs for Electricity Production
I.12 Uncertainty and the Marginal Costs of CO2 Emissions
I.13 Internalizing the Externalities of Electricity Production
I.14 Internalizing Externalities
I.15 Policy Options for “Internalizing” Externalities
I.16 Conclusion
J. Measuring the Contribution to the Economy of Investments in Renewable Energy
K. Major Industry Players
K.1 Abengoa SA
K.2 Agder Energi SA
K.3 Aleo Solar
K.4 Applied Solar, Inc
K.5 Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc
K.6 Ballard Power Systems
K.7 BC Hydro & Power Authority
K.8 Canadian Solar
K.9 Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras SA (Eletrobras)
K.10 China Longyuan Power
K.11 China Sunergy Co, Ltd
K.12 China Yangtze Power Co. Ltd
K.13 Clipper Windpower
K.14 Conergy
K.15 DayStar Technologies
K.16 Duke Energy
K.17 Enbridge, Inc
K.18 Enercon
K.19 Finavera Wind Energy
K.20 First American Scientific Corp.
K.21 First Solar Inc.
K.22 GCL System Integration
K.23 General Electric
K.24 Georgia Power Company
K.25 Goldwind
K.26 Good Energy
K.27 GreatCell Solar (formerly Dyesol)
K.28 Hanwha Q CELLS
K.29 Hydro-Quebec
K.30 Iberdrola
K.31 JA Solar
K.32 Jinko Solar
K.33 LDK Solar Co, LTD
K.34 Longi Solar
K.35 Ming Yang
K.36 Nordex SE
K.37 Ontario Power Generation
K.38 Phoenix Solar AG
K.39 PV Crystalox Solar Plc
K.40 REC Group
K.41 RusHydro
K.42 Senvion Wind
K.43 Siemens Gamesa
K.44 Statkraft SA
K.45 SunPower Corporation
K.46 Suntech Power
K.47 Suzlon Energy
K.48 Trina Solar
K.49 United Power
K.50 Vestas Wind Systems AS
K.51 Windflow Technology
K.52 Yingli Solar
L. Industry OutlookM. Glossary of Terms

Companies Mentioned

  • Abengoa SA
  • Agder Energi SA
  • Aleo Solar
  • Applied Solar, Inc
  • Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc
  • Ballard Power Systems
  • BC Hydro & Power Authority
  • Canadian Solar
  • Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras SA (Eletrobras)
  • China Longyuan Power
  • China Sunergy Co, Ltd
  • China Yangtze Power Co. Ltd
  • Clipper Windpower
  • Conergy
  • DayStar Technologies
  • Duke Energy
  • Enbridge, Inc
  • Enercon
  • Finavera Wind Energy
  • First American Scientific Corp.
  • First Solar Inc.
  • GCL System Integration
  • General Elecric
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Goldwind
  • Good Energy
  • GreatCell Solar (formerly Dyesol)
  • Hanwha Q CELLS
  • Hydro-Quebec
  • Iberdrola
  • JA Solar
  • Jinko Solar
  • LDK Solar Co, LTD
  • Longi Solar
  • Ming Yang
  • Nordex SE
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Phoenix Solar AG
  • PV Crystalox Solar Plc
  • REC Group
  • RusHydro
  • Senvion Wind
  • Siemens Gamesa
  • Statkraft SA
  • SunPower Corporation
  • Suntech Power
  • Suzlon Energy
  • Trina Solar
  • United Power
  • Vestas Wind Systems AS
  • Windflow Technology
  • Yingli Solar