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Revenues from distributed generation is on pace to surpass US$182 billion by 2023, says Navigant

Sep 5, 15:18

In recent years, billions of dollars of public and private investment in distributed generation (DG) technologies have yielded strong results in both cost reduction and technical capabilities. Public and private investment in DG technologies has grown significantly as new business models, such as third-party...

Worldwide shipments of smart meters expected to peak at 116 million units annually in 2023, says Navigant

Sep 3, 14:26

In North America, after five years of numerous US smart meter deployments backed by federal stimulus money, the frenzy of new smart meter deployments is over, and the market has entered a steady growth pattern. The focus of the smart electric meter market is now shifting to projects in various countries...

Spending on energy efficient buildings in Europe expected to total nearly US$800 billion from 2014-2023, says Navigant

Sep 2, 15:31

Buildings account for 40% of Europe's final energy consumption, and thus represent a key focus in efforts to improve overall energy efficiency. Two key pieces of European Union (EU) legislation, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), strongly...

Smart grid as a service will reach US$11.2 billion in annual revenues by 2023, says Navigant

Sep 1, 15:48

While they represent a small part of the smart grid market today, smart grid as a service (SGaaS) solutions allow utilities with financial constraints to spread project costs over several years, and can provide skilled IT professionals to utilities that may otherwise have difficulty attracting talent...

Spending on smart grid technologies will total nearly US$600 billion from 2014-2023, says Navigant

Aug 21, 16:03

The market for smart grid technologies is evolving rapidly as the need for a more responsive, automated, and efficient power grid rises worldwide. According to a new report from Navigant Research, cumulative worldwide spending on smart grid technologies will total US$594 billion from 2014-2023.

Investment in microgrids in Asia Pacific will total nearly US$31 billion from 2014-2023, says Navigant

Aug 20, 14:52

Demand for electricity and generation capacity from renewable energy sources is growing at an unprecedented rate in the Asia Pacific region. As a result, the number of microgrid projects deployed in Asia Pacific, both for electrification purposes and as experimental test beds, is also rising. According...

Commercial buildings to invest nearly US$960 billion in energy efficiency retrofits from 2014-2023, says Navigant

Aug 5, 15:56

Because the existing building stock dwarfs the amount of building space that is added on an annual basis, retrofits are a critical pathway to greening the world's commercial buildings. Regulations and policy measures, technological advances, and cost reductions are all driving increased investment...

Utilities and grid operators will invest more than US$42 billion in flexible alternating current transmission systems from 2014-2022, says Navigant

Aug 4, 10:49

The first flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS), which mitigate voltage drops on the power grid, were deployed in the late 1920s. Today, the rapid growth of large-scale renewable energy projects, which often supply intermittent power, is driving increased demand for FACTS. According...

Wind power will deliver more than 7% of world's electricity by 2018, says Navigant

Jul 22, 11:38

Headwinds in several key markets, including the US and Spain, slowed growth in the global wind power market dramatically in 2013. Still, wind power now supplies nearly 3% of the world's electricity, and is expected to grow strongly over the next several years. According to Navigant Research, wind power...

Power supply market to grow US$3.5 billion in 4 years, says IHS

Jul 10, 16:08

The global market outlook for AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies is set for healthy expansion starting in 2014 until at least 2018, with revenues during the four years projected to grow by US$3.5 billion, according to IHS. Market revenues will expand to US$25.1 billion in 2018, up from US$21.6 billion...

Shipments of advanced battery cells reach 6.7 billion in 2013, says Navigant

Jul 4, 12:21

The advanced battery industry saw continued growth in 2013, as demand for batteries as an alternative means to power vehicles, grid management equipment, and devices increased in multiple industries around the world. According to Navigant Research, shipments of advanced battery cells reached 6.7 billion...

Revenues from smart waste technology to reach US$6.5 billion by 2023, says Navigant

Jul 2, 15:56

The volume of waste generated by the world's cities is growing in parallel with the world's population and the pace of economic progress in developing countries. Emerging smart technologies offer the opportunity to enhance the collection of municipal solid waste (MSW), generate renewable energy, and...

Beijing to promote use of electric vehicles, says report

Jul 1, 15:00

The Municipal Government of Beijing city, has announced a four-year plan to promote use of electric vehicles, aiming at 170,000 electric cars in use and establishment of 10,000 power-charging stations around the city in 2017, according to China-based tech.qq.com.

Annual worldwide nanogrid capacity will increase 60% by 2023, says Navigant

Jun 27, 15:38

Nanogrids, which are even smaller versions of microgrids, can serve as modular building blocks for energy applications that range from emergency power for commercial buildings to the provision of basic electricity services for people living in extreme poverty. North America is the leading region for...

Annual investment in smart city technologies in Asia Pacific will reach US$11.3 billion by 2023, says Navigant

Jun 26, 15:07

Home to most of the world's largest and fastest-growing mega-cities, Asia Pacific faces unprecedented challenges related to rapid urbanization. Along with the challenges, however, comes the opportunity to rethink approaches to managing these cities, and offer their inhabitants economic opportunities...

Virtual power plants to reach US$5.3 billion in annual vendor revenues by 2023, says Navigant

Jun 25, 15:20

Several developments in the power sector, including the increasing penetration of smart meters and growth in variable renewable generation, have created an environment conducive to virtual power plants (VPPs). VPPs combine a rich diversity of independent resources into a network via sophisticated planning,...

Networked energy management systems for the hospitality industry will reach nearly US$848 million in annual revenues by 2020, says Navigant

Jun 20, 15:46

Hotel operators are under pressure to deliver improved financial performance at the property level in spite of a stagnant economy. In response, they are turning to building energy management systems that operate on a property-wide, rather than room-by-room, scale in order to increase energy savings...

Residential energy generation and storage will reach US$71.6 billion in annual revenues by 2023, says Navigant

Jun 17, 14:24

Solar PV panels, which enable customers to generate some of their own electricity and sell unneeded power back to their utility, are the most visible form of the broad disruption caused by distributed energy resources (DER). The growing affordability of DER technologies is altering utilities' traditional...

Utility asset management and grid monitoring technology will reach nearly US$7 billion in annual revenues by 2023, says Navigant

Jun 16, 13:56

Advances in sensing and monitoring technology have the potential to completely revolutionize the way the power grid is managed and maintained. While the penetration level of these systems is relatively low in recent times, adoption is expected to accelerate rapidly over the next several years. According...

Building energy management for small and medium-size buildings will reach US$1.3 billion in annual revenues by 2022, says Navigant

Jun 11, 14:33

Although small- and medium-size commercial buildings represent a majority of buildings both in terms of number of buildings and square footage, they have not seen the same level of penetration of building energy management systems (BEMSs) as larger facilities. That is changing as the cost savings enabled...

Government policies driving energy efficient buildings technology and services market in Asia Pacific, says Navigant

Jun 9, 15:49

While the global recession that began in 2008 slowed the growth of the construction market in Asia Pacific, the region's buildings sector remains the most dynamic in the world. Since buildings account for a large portion of national energy consumption, most of the governments in the Asia Pacific region...

Energy capacity of advanced batteries for utility-scale energy storage applications will grow 71% per year through 2023, says Navigant

Jun 6, 14:10

Traditionally, the electricity grid has functioned mostly without any stored resources. Today, however, the rapid expansion of distributed, renewable energy resources is increasing demand for energy storage on the grid even as technological advances in electro-chemistry are enabling advanced batteries...

Computex gets smart

Jun 3, 13:26

Asia's biggest ICT procurement exhibition and the world's second largest show is set to kick off today and run for the next five days, and Computex Taipei 2014 is expected to highlight a wide variety of IT products and solutions, from the latest mobile devices and computer peripherals, to the newest...

Fault location, isolation, and service restoration hardware for electricity grids will reach US$5.4 billion in annual market value by 2023, says firm

May 29, 15:56

The massive destruction of electric infrastructure from storms, such as Tropical Cyclone Sandy in 2012 and the Alabama tornado outbreaks of April 2011, has triggered customer-driven demand for faster service restoration. Fault location, isolation, and service restoration (FLISR) systems combine hardware,...

Utility spending on smart grid as a service will total US$57.6 billion from 2014-2023, says Navigant

May 27, 14:59

For the power sector to realize the full benefits of the smart grid revolution, advanced networking and communications technology must span the entire power grid. For many smaller utilities, however, the lack of access to adequate financial and human resources may limit their ability to invest in smart...

Microgrids in Asia Pacific to reach nearly US$5.8 billion in annual market value by 2023, says Navigant

May 26, 12:35

Several of the most heavily populated countries in the Asia Pacific region, including China, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia, are experiencing unprecedented rates of rural electrification. Meeting the increased demand for both power and grid services across the region will require innovative approaches,...

Energy storage systems for microgrids to reach nearly US$4.2 billion in market value by 2024, says Navigant Research

May 23, 12:21

Delivering services both to microgrids and, in the case of grid-tied systems, to the centralized grid, energy storage is becoming an essential enabling technology for all types of microgrids. Energy storage can reduce the payback period of the microgrid, by enabling an increase in the penetration of...

Industrial combined heat and power capacity will grow 30% per year through 2023, says Navigant Research

May 22, 13:58

Enabling facilities to achieve efficiencies of up to 85% while simultaneously generating electricity and heat, combined heat and power (CHP) is a proven strategy for reducing total energy use in the industrial sector. CHP is one of the few options in the portfolio of energy alternatives that combine...

Annual wind power capacity installations in key emerging markets will double by 2023, says firm

May 21, 12:22

While growth rates in wind power markets in the developed world have plateaued or, in some cases, fallen, developing economies are expected to see robust growth in the coming years. Strong political support, rising electricity demand due to rapid economic growth, and an imperative demand for energy...

Global market for AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies rises 2.4% in 2013, says IHS

May 14, 15:17

The global market for AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies rose 2.4% in 2013, but much of the growth was limited to specific markets, leading to some substantial shifts in the rankings of major players, according to IHS.

Taiwan generates 213,400GWh of power in 2013, says Taipower

May 7, 15:43

A total 213,400GWh of electricity was generated in Taiwan in 2013, according to state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower).

Indoor air quality technologies will reach nearly US$5.6 billion in annual revenues by 2020, says firm

Apr 30, 16:09

Employing an array of technologies to create more effective ventilation than conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring and management systems can provide a healthy and productive indoor environment while saving both energy and money...

Taiwan halts nuclear power plant project

Apr 29, 11:59

The Taiwan government, bowing to anti-nuclear pressure from the general public, has decided to immediately suspend construction on the country's nearly completed fourth nuclear power plant on the northeastern coast and let its fate be determined by a national referendum.

Flexible AC transmission systems to surpass US$5 billion in annual revenues worldwide by 2022, says firm

Apr 24, 15:35

The majority of electricity transmission systems in service today are high-voltage alternating current (HVAC) systems that rely on many of the same technologies that existed at their conception more than 100 years ago. Today, however, the rapid worldwide expansion in large-scale wind and solar projects,...

China market: Tesla plans to deploy PV-based power charging network

Apr 23, 15:14

US-based electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors plans to set up a network of PV-based power charging stations in China, news.cnyes.com cited company CEO Elon Musk as indicating.

Networking equipment for commercial building automation systems to reach US$34.7 billion by 2021, says Navigant

Apr 18, 16:24

Offering automated, granular, real-time control of every major system within commercial buildings, networked building controls can provide building owners and operators with significant cost savings through the more efficient use of energy. As large commercial buildings are increasingly targeted by...

Sony and Hydro-Quebec announce joint venture to develop a large-scale energy storage system for power grids

Apr 16, 15:43

Sony and Hydro-Quebec have announced that they have agreed to establish a joint venture to research and develop a large-scale energy storage system for power grids. Sony and Hydro-Quebec plan to establish the new company in June 2014.

Annual microgrid capacity installations to increase nearly 5-fold by 2020, says firm

Apr 14, 14:37

Fueled by the growth of distributed generation and the desire from consumers and businesses to move toward greater independence in their use of electricity, the microgrid concept has moved steadily toward the mainstream in the last few years. The main technology components of microgrids have made significant...

Remote microgrids continue to be the most numerous category of microgrid projects, says firm

Apr 10, 14:27

Although most microgrids are technically retrofit projects, microgrids have begun to move into the mainstream. Around the world, new vendors continue to enter this space with new projects and approaches. These systems, which can operate in isolation from (or in the absence of) the wider power grid,...

Smart city communication networks market will surpass US$3.5 billion in annual revenues by 2020, says firm

Apr 9, 15:29

Smart cities are, by definition, connected cities. Most of the innovations in energy, transportation, and the efficient delivery of public services associated with smart cities rely on the availability of ubiquitous communication services. According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide...

Commercial building energy efficiency retrofits will surpass US$127 billion in annual market value by 2023, says firm

Apr 8, 14:15

Residential and commercial buildings account for 35-40% of total energy consumption worldwide. Commercial buildings, in particular, consume large amounts of energy related to heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, water heating, and other building systems. Efforts to reduce energy consumption...

Utility spending on smart grid IT systems will total nearly US$140 billion from 2014-2022, says firm

Apr 2, 14:58

Utilities have long used information technology (IT) solutions in their businesses – for customer billing, outage responses, and protection and control functions. Only recently, however, has the industry recognized the critical role that IT will play as the one-way network of old evolves into...

Philips and ABB announce collaboration to simplify integration of connected lighting systems

Apr 1, 15:43

ABB, a leading power and automation technology provider, and Royal Philips have announced a collaboration to simplify the integration of connected lighting systems and building device control for commercial buildings.

Global wind power market declines 20% in 2013, says Navigant Research

Mar 31, 14:22

Driven by government incentives and by falling prices of electricity generated by wind turbines, the global wind industry expanded steadily, and dramatically, from 2004-2012. In 2013, however, negative conditions in several key countries, particularly the US and Spain, were unconducive to the continued...

Nanogrid market to reach nearly US$60 billion in annual vendor revenues by 2023, says Navigant

Mar 25, 15:54

At its essence, a nanogrid is simply a small microgrid, typically serving a single building or a single load. Nanogrids, however, have the ability to fill increasingly important niches within the larger power sector, serving as modular building blocks for energy services that support applications ranging...

Smart building technology spending to reach US$21.9 billion in 2017, says IDC

Mar 24, 14:12

Global smart building technology spending is expected to grow from US$7.3 billion in 2014 to US$21.9 billion in 2018, representing a 28.4% CAGR, according to IDC.

Cellular communications nodes for smart grids to surpass US$348 million in annual revenues by 2020, says firm

Mar 21, 10:47

Utilities have a number of options for connecting endpoints, or nodes, on the power grid, including power line communications, fiber, or copper leased line networks, as well as wireless solutions, like cellular, Wi-Fi, microwave, and radio frequency mesh. In recent years, there has been an upsurge...

Advanced sensors for smart buildings will reach nearly US$3.7 billion in annual revenues by 2020, says firm

Mar 20, 14:39

Rising energy costs and tightening government regulations are creating an increased focus on using energy efficiency to save both money and energy. Much of that focus centers on commercial buildings, which are significant, and often inefficient, users of energy. Fortunately, a new class of advanced...

Installed base of smart water meters will surpass 153 million by 2022, says firm

Mar 19, 13:49

Traditionally a conservative business, the water utility industry is being forced into change by growing demand, aging infrastructure, and tougher environmental targets. Smart water networks promise to help reduce non-revenue water losses, increase reliability, and improve operational efficiency. Smart...

Smart city technology investment in Asia Pacific to total US$63 billion from 2014-2023, says firm

Mar 18, 14:42

The list of problems facing contemporary city dwellers and officials in Asia Pacific includes rapid urbanization, stressed city finances, inadequate infrastructure, rising energy costs, congested transportation, climate change, and competition for global investment and skilled labor, all of which place...

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