Perspectives on Photovoltaics | As Technologies Develop, Costs Decrease while Efficiency Increases
When it comes to photovoltaic (PV) cells, Wall Street is concerned primarily with established companies employing traditional silicon-based technologies. However, record high oil prices based on genuine long-term supply worries has Wall Street increasing its interest in companies developing other PV technologies and materials, because at least for the immediate future, all types of PV technologies will thrive.
Switching to Grass | Patents Show that an Abundant Plant Is a Focus as a Biofuel Feedstock
As fuels derived from renewable resources take on a greater role on the global energy stage, it is critical that researchers continue to design novel ways to generate biofuels to meet this demand. Of those renewable resources, switch grass has many advantages as an ethanol source. In fact, a look at intellectual property disclosures citing novelties using switch grass for ethanol production shows that indeed researchers are examining this abundant source.
Batteries, Bacteria & Beer | In the Quest for Energy, Microbes Might Make Difference
Rather than stressing over the prospect of global warming and where to find cleaner, cheaper energy, maybe we should just kick back and enjoy a beer. Perhaps by doing so, we can even contribute in some small way to solving the energy crisis with a side benefit of helping to clean up the environment.
Now Is Not the Time to Put Off Energy-Saving Improvements
With energy prices taking a back seat to concerns about the overall economy, it would be easy to put off dealing with long-term energy supplies. However, this is not the time to be complacent. These last few months in particular are likely a prelude to a longer term rollercoaster ride of energy prices, especially the dizzying peaks. That the power transmission system is antiquated and unreliable with no solution in sight simply adds urgency to the overall need to deal with energy issues. And with economic uncertainty comes the need to contain costs, especially energy expenditures.
How Intellectual Property Policies Can Create Sustainable Energy Infrastructures
Without coherent intellectual property policies throughout the world, creating a global sustainable energy system will be, at best, slower than need be.
Innovating Green: How to Beat the Competition in an Uncertain World
Even in the current economic turmoil, savvy innovators are looking to green products and processes to give their companies the edge they need to be on the top.
The Obama-Biden Energy Plan | What You Need To Know
The Obama-Biden Energy Plan involves many variables; in technology, personnel and policy. The plan concentrates on energy efficiency in the stationary and transportation sectors, focuses on implementing a national low carbon transportation fuel standard, and uses cap-and-trade to significantly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions while endeavoring to increase domestic production of gas and oil.
National Electric Delivery Forum | Summary of Key Findings
As part of Nerac's continued effort to monitor and analyze the impact of developments in the energy industry, key analysts from Nerac’s Energy Team attended the 2009 National Electricity Delivery Forum (NEDF) held in Washington, D.C. on February 18th and 19th, 2009, sponsored by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).
Eco-Innovation | Optics and Photonics Companies Are Well Positioned To Eco-Innovate And Improve Profits
Emma Palmacci presents at the Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing
Emma Palmacci moderated a panel discussion called “Biofuels in
Nerac Analysts present at Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Conference, June 2008
Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries
June 1-5, 2008 Boston, MA
Emma Palmacci and Jim Johnson presented a poster session: “Biofuels – Boom or Bust?”
Kevin Closson presents at Thermal Management Technology Symposium, September 2008
Thermal Management Technology Symposium 2008
September 25-26, Austin, TX
Nerac Analyst Kevin Closson will present “Emerging Thermal Management Market Opportunities.”
Kevin Closson presents at IEEE Energy 2030 Conference
Nerac Analyst Kevin Closson is speaking at the IEEE Energy 2030 conference on global sustainable energy infrastructure on Nov. 2008. Learn more, please click here.
The National Electric Delivery Forum
Meet with us at the National Electric Delivery Forum, February 18-19 in Washington, DC, to get Nerac Analysts’ insight on future market opportunities and threats surrounding the new U.S. Energy Grid.
The U.S. Energy Grid Project:
A Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity. What’s Your Plan?
President Obama has made modernizing the nation's vast power network a key piece of his $819 billion economic stimulus plan. Recently, he called for the installation of 3,000 miles of transmission lines to carry renewable energy to population centers and 40 million smart electric meters in homes. The House bill set aside $11 billion to help finance these investments.
According to USA Today, Obama's endorsement of a sweeping upgrade to the century-old grid is jolting an industry already on a roll. Top power companies and lawmakers lately have called for an up to $1 trillion nationwide backbone electric grid.
There will be many dynamics at work over the next few years
as this modernization plan rolls out.
Are you positioned to take advantage of this opportunity as it unfolds?
Renewable Energy Options for Data Centers | Published online at Powerpulse.net
Nerac Analyst Rosemarie Szostak co-authors this technical report on alternative energy sources and ac/dc conversion efficiency factors for data centers. Read the report here.
China & the Future of Solar Photovoltaic Technology
New technologies for flexible photovoltaic cells show promising signs of transforming solar power generation.
Automotive Start-Stop Systems and Energy Storage: Challenges, Technologies & Opportunities
This is an example of a market overview based on a Nerac Research and Advisory Services request.
Energy Saving Thermostats
This report examines different types of thermostats in use or development and how they can save energy. This is an example of a product/technology assessment based on a Nerac Research and Advisory Services request.
Custom Briefing: Advances in the Clean Coal Sector
This is an example of a Custom Briefing, offered as part of Nerac's Research & Advisory services.
Custom Briefings are designed to keep you up to date on vital technology trends, competitive intelligence and key market indicators so that you can make informed decisions on a timely basis.
Based on your criteria, Nerac’s expert analysts will review critical new information so that your key people don’t spend valuable time vetting volumes of irrelevant or unimportant updates. The Nerac team will concentrate solely on technology and market information essential to your company’s success and will deliver the work in a concise and actionable format according to your needs.
Competitive Intelligence Briefing | Competitor Watch
Nerac's Competitive Intelligence Briefings are designed to help you keep a watchful eye on competitive activities, emerging technologies, key market indicators and trends. Nerac analysts draw upon a wide variety of expert resources to track relevant news, newly published patents and technical journal literature. This information, along with an analyst overview on topics of key interest, is delivered on a timeline customized to your needs.
Technology Scouting Research Report
Technology Scouting is a critical activity in an open innovation paradigm to discover key innovations. It involves searching for, identifying, and evaluating potentially relevant and interesting technologies and/or inventors.
Nerac can provide an independent third-party view into new technology areas and supplement internal resources with critical adjacency/non-core expertise via a specialized analyst review of the data. Customizable and flexible deliverables for both large and small engagements make our service uniquely valuable.
Download our free Technology Scouting Research Report sample on "Thermal Management Technologies" below, and contact us to discuss how this service can benefit you and your Tech Scouting teams!
Syndicated Market Research Report | Clean Coal Technologies
This syndicated market research report addresses the global market for clean coal technologies. The report covers combustion technologies (gasification, fluidized bed, supercritical/ultra-supercritical and oxy-fuel combustion); post combustion emissions reduction technologies (filters, electrostatic precipitators, scrubbers and catalytic reduction systems); and carbon capture (both pre- and post-combustion), transport, sequestration and monitoring.