Advanced Materials and Devices for Renewable Energy : Global Markets

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  • The global market for advanced materials and devices used in renewable energy systems was $18.2 billion in 2010; it is projected to approach $22.3 billion in 2011 and it will further grow to $31.8 billion in 2016 increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.4%
  • The total value of solar energy (PV and thermal) was $14.9 billion in 2010; it is projected to approach $18.2 billion in 2011 and it will further grow to $21.6 billion in 2016 at a CAGR of 3.4%
  • The total value of wind energy was $3.1 billion in 2010; it is projected to approach $3.9 billion in 2011 and it will further grow to $9.1 billion in 2016 at a CAGR of 18.3%

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The overall goal of this study is to identify and quantify the market for advanced material and device technologies used in renewable-energy systems.  Specific objectives include the following:

  • Identifying advanced materials and devices that are used in renewable-energy systems
  • Analyzing and predicting trends in the most likely application(s) for each of these materials and devices, as the basis for developing baseline estimates of the renewable-energy-related market for advanced materials and devices
  • Pinpointing new materials and devices that are likely to be introduced into renewable-energy systems in the next 5 years and their expected market impacts
  • Drawing attention to manufacturers of renewable-energy systems and associated advanced materials and devices that are most likely to benefit from the trends identified above

INTENDED AUDIENCE

This report is a business opportunity report intended especially for developers and vendors of advanced materials and devices that target the renewable-energy systems market.  It should also be useful to vendors of renewable-energy systems interested in understanding where the market is headed with respect to advanced enabling technologies.Other readers who will find the report’s findings and conclusions informative include:

Investors

Members of renewable-energy trade, professional, and advocacy organizations
Officials of government agencies and multinational organizations responsible for optimizing energy consumption and promoting the use of renewable energies
While the report is oriented to the interests and concerns of a nontechnical audience, it contains a great deal of technical information that should also be of interest to scientists and engineers working in the renewable-energy field.

SCOPE AND FORMAT

The report focuses on the global and major regional and national markets for advanced materials (e.g., polymers, elastomers, composites, high-temperature alloys, powder metals, thin films, and others) and devices (sensors and controllers, optics, etc.) used in the fabrication of the following types of renewable-energy systems:

  • Solar photovoltaic
  • Solar thermal
  • Mini- and micro-hydro
  • Wind
  • Geothermal
  • Ocean

The report does not cover biofuels or renewable-energy-storage technologies such as batteries and fuel cells in detail because they are covered in other recent BCC studies.The report includes the following major elements:

  • Executive summary
  • Definitions
  • Overall trends in renewable-energy systems
  • Advanced materials and devices with current or potential applications in renewable-energy systems

Main suppliers/buyers description

  • Commercial/developmental status
  • Specific renewable-energy applications
  • Properties/advantages and disadvantages/competing materials or devices
  • Market size, segmentation and growth trends
  • 2010 global sales as well as sales in selected regional and national markets
  • Market drivers
  • Market projections, 2011-2016
  • Industry analysis
  • Number and size of firms
  • Company profiles

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