Reportlinker Adds Renewable Distributed Energy Generation

Dec 14, 2010, 12:00 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Renewable Distributed Energy Generation

Renewable Distributed Energy Generation

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics and Small Wind Power: Demand Drivers and Barriers, Technology Issues, Competitive Landscape, and Global Market Forecasts

A seemingly insatiable demand for electricity and a growing concern for the environment have reached every continent on the globe. In response, the global electric power industry is evolving from a financial and engineering model that relies on large centralized power plants owned by the utilities to one that is more diverse – both in sources of generation and ownership of the generation assets. Renewable distributed energy generation (RDEG), which includes both distributed solar photovoltaics (PV) and small wind power, contradicts the traditional one-way power supply and relationship utilities have with their customers. The transition to a more distributed system of power generation requires the evolution of policies, technologies and business practices.

Currently, the key drivers of the market for distributed solar PV and small wind technologies are public price supports in the form of feed-in tariffs and tax rebates. This dependence on price supports makes the market for RDEG vulnerable to abrupt changes in both political/regulatory policy and economic conditions. Some of largest markets for rooftop solar PV including Spain, Italy, Greece and the state of California, have spiraling national (and state) deficits that could negatively impact this market. Unexpected changes in any one of the leading markets could send a shock through the industry just as it did in 2008 when Spain abruptly capped its feed-in tariff.

This Pike Research report analyzes the market potential for RDEG technologies including distributed solar PV and small wind power. It examines policy and regulatory factors in key markets around the world, market-based demand drivers and key barriers to adoption, and the competitive landscape within the two major RDEG sectors. Global forecasts, segmented by key countries and world regions, are provided for installed capacity and total system revenues through 2015.

Key questions addressed:

* What are the key drivers of the market for RDEG?

* What are the most promising emerging markets for RDEG?

* What is the impact of public policy and price supports on this market?

* How large is the global market opportunity for distributed PV and small wind?

* Who are the key industry players in distributed PV and small wind?

* What are the key applications of RDEG?

Who needs this report?

* Solar PV and small wind technology providers

* Distribution, installation and service providers

* RDEG project developers

* Government agencies and policy development advisors

* Industry associations

* Nonprofit organizations

* Consulting and law firms with renewable energy practices

* Investor community

* Utilities

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1 A Brief History

1.2 Big Growth in Small Markets

1.3 RDEG Market Growth: 2009-2015

1.4 The Three Primary Growth Drivers for RDEG

1.5 The PV Industry

1.6 The Small Wind Industry

1.7 Emerging Trends in RDEG

2. Market Issues

2.1 Defining the Market

2.2 What Is Distributed Energy Generation?

2.3 Photovoltaic Systems

2.4 Small Wind Systems

2.5 Fuel Cells

2.6 Energy Storage

2.7 Conventional DEG Technologies

2.7.1 Microturbines

2.7.2 Internal Combustion Engines

2.7.3 Reciprocating Engines

2.8 Market Segmentation

2.8.1 Global Cumulative Electricity Capacity

2.8.2 Global Cumulative Renewable Electricity Capacity

2.8.3 Global Electricity Generation Capacity Additions

2.8.4 Global Renewable Generation Capacity Additions

2.8.5 Global Distributed Renewable Electricity Generation Capacity Additions – 2007

2.9 Industry Growth Drivers

2.9.1 Legislative and Regulatory Mandates

2.9.2 Financial Incentives and Public Policies Feed-in Tariffs Grants Interconnection and Permitting Standards Loan Programs Net Metering Policies Property Tax Incentives Public Benefit Funds Rebate Programs Renewable Portfolio Standards Sales Tax Incentives Renewable Energy Certificates

2.9.3 Asset Ownership

2.9.4 Improvements to Existing Technologies Photovoltaic Technology Innovations Small Wind Technology Innovations

2.9.5 Emergence of New Technologies

2.9.6 Microgrids

2.9.7 Other Drivers Push for Energy Independence and Energy Security Benefits of Green Marketing World Demand and Pricing of Fossil Fuels

2.10 Implementation Issues

2.10.1 Grid Interconnection

2.10.2 Grid Integrity and Safety

2.10.3 Standards and Permitting

3. Technology Issues

3.1 Photovoltaic Systems

3.1.1 History

3.1.2 Basic Principles PV Cell Types Crystalline Thin-Film

3.1.3 Strengths and Weaknesses

3.1.4 Costs Module Costs Economies of Scale Installed Costs Low-Cost Polysilicon

3.1.5 Efficiency

3.1.6 Reliability

3.1.7 Scalability

3.1.8 Availability

3.2 Wind Systems

3.2.1 History

3.2.2 Basic Principles

3.2.3 Types Horizontal Axis Vertical Axis

3.2.4 Strengths and Weaknesses

3.2.5 Cost

3.2.6 Efficiency

3.2.7 Reliability

3.2.8 Scalability

3.2.9 Availability

3.3 Grid-Tied vs. Off-Grid Installations

3.4 RDEG Applications

3.4.1 Residential

3.4.2 Commercial/Retail

3.4.3 Government and Institutions

3.4.4 Farms

3.4.5 Telecom Primary and Backup Power

3.4.6 Marine, Remote Monitoring, and Security

3.4.7 Hybrid Systems

3.4.8 Community Projects Community Wind Solar Gardens and Solar Farms

4. Demand Drivers

4.1 Developed Nations vs. Developing Nations

4.2 North America

4.2.1 United States Federal Level State Level

4.2.2 Canada

4.2.3 Mexico

4.3 Europe

4.3.1 Germany

4.3.2 Spain

4.3.3 Italy

4.3.4 United Kingdom

4.3.5 France

4.3.6 European Union

4.3.7 Rest of Europe

4.4 Asia Pacific

4.4.1 China

4.4.2 Japan

4.4.3 South Korea

4.4.4 Australia

4.4.5 India

4.5 Rest of World

4.5.1 Africa

4.5.2 Middle East

4.6 Conventional Energy Sources

4.6.1 Fuel Supply and Demand

4.7 Electricity Rates

4.8 Cost/kWh: RDEG vs. Conventional Sources

4.9 Permitting and Sitting Centralized Plants

5. Market Forecasts

5.1 World Energy Generation

5.2 World Renewable Distributed Energy Generation

5.3 Distributed Photovoltaic Systems

5.3.1 North America

5.3.2 Europe Established Markets Emerging Markets

5.3.3 Asia Pacific

5.3.4 Rest of World

5.4 Small Wind Systems

5.4.1 North America

5.4.2 Europe

5.4.3 Asia Pacific

5.4.4 Rest of World Middle East Africa

6. Competitive Landscape

6.1 PV Module/Cell Manufacturers

6.2 Small Wind Systems

7. Company Directory


Small Wind

8. Acronym and Abbreviation List

9. Table of Contents

10. Table of Charts and Figures

11. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts and Figures

* Annual RDEG Capacity Additions, World Markets: 2009-2015

* Global Cumulative Electricity Capacity, World Markets: 2007

* Cumulative Renewable Electricity Capacity, World Markets: 2007

* Renewable Electricity Generation Additions, World Markets: 2007

* Electricity Generation Capacity Additions, World Markets: 2007

* Renewable Generation Capacity Addition by Source, World Markets: 2007

* Renewable Distributed Generation Capacity Additions, World Markets: 2009

* Annual RDEG Capacity Additions, World Markets: 2009-2015

* Annual RDEG Revenues, World Markets: 2009-2015

* PV Installation Costs, Global Price Index: 2009-2015

* Distributed PV Annual Capacity Additions, Europe: 2009-2015

* Distributed PV Annual Capacity Additions, Asia Pacific: 2009-2015

* Small Wind System Capacity Additions, World Markets: 2009-2015

* Photovoltaic Cells

* Basic Wind Turbine Designs

* Representative Global Deployments of Telecom Backup Power by Technology

* Renewable Portfolio Standards by State

* Renewable Distributed Energy Generation Carve-Outs by State

* Third-Party Solar Purchase Power Agreements

* Average Electric Rates in Select Countries: 2009

* Comparative Cost of New Generation by Source: 2008

* Installed Generating Capacity by Geographic Region, World Markets: 2006-2030

List of Tables

* Global Summary – Renewable Energy Policies and Incentives

* Annual Growth of Distributed PV Capacity, World Markets: 2010-2015

* Distributed PV Global Annual Installed Capacity, World Markets: 2009-2015

* Distributed System Installed Price, World Markets: 2009-2015

* Distributed PV Installed System Revenue, World Markets: 2009-2015

* Annual Growth of Small Wind Capacity, World Markets: 2010-2015

* Small Wind Global Annual Installed Capacity, World Markets: 2010-2015

* Small Wind System Installed Price, World Markets: 2009-2015

* Small Wind Installed System Revenue, World Markets: 2009-2015

* PV Price Index

* Annual Growth of RDEG Technologies, World Markets: 2010-2015

* RDEG Technologies Global Capacity, World Markets: 2010-2015

* RDEG Technologies System Revenue, World Markets: 2010-2015

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