HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Renewable & Alternative Energy Industry Almanac, 2018 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.
Analysts at BP report that non-hydroelectric renewable power consumption grew by a respectable 14.1% worldwide during 2016 (the latest year for which data is available). Steady growth however does not mean that renewables account for a large amount of the world’s energy. Instead, non-hydroelectric renewables as a percent of global electricity generation accounted for about 7.5% in 2016. Even at such levels, renewable energy sources continue to remain popular with wind power seeing rapid growth worldwide while solar power is enjoying significant technological innovation. In addition, cleaner-burning fuels, fuel-efficient automobiles, as well as homes and buildings that utilize energy-efficient materials and controls are of great appeal to the large number of consumers worldwide who have developed a true interest in sustainability or in protecting the environment.
- Plunkett Research lists top 300 companies in the Renewable & Alternative Energy business and names the top trends changing for the mid term.
- Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-460-1 (Available Now)
- E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-800-5 (Available Now)
- Online Subscription
Key Features Include:
- Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
- Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
- Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
- In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
- Industry Glossary
- Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online
- Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry
Statistical Tables Provided: 32
Companies Profiled: 262
Geographic Focus: Global
Key Questions Answered Include:
- How is the industry evolving?
- How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
- How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
- What is the size of the market now and in the future?
- What are the financial results of the leading companies?
- What are the names and titles of top executives?
- What are the top companies and what are their revenues?
This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the renewable & alternative energy business including:
- Small-Scale Solar Panel Installations Soar Through Subsidies, While Solar Cell Costs Plummet
- Utility-Scale Solar Plants, Including Concentrating Solar Power (CSP), Are Operating, But Costs Are Massive
- Biomass, Waste-to-Energy, Waste Methane and Biofuels from Algae
- Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
- Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress
- Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continue/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market
- Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) Enter the Market in Low Numbers
- Major Research and Advancements in Lithium Batteries/Tesla and Panasonic Open the Gigafactory
- Natural Gas Powered Vehicles Gain in Popularity/Long Term Potential Is Bright Thanks to Low Shale Gas Prices
- Homes and Commercial Buildings Seek Green Certification
- Smart Electric Grid Technologies Are Adopted
- The Energy Industry Invests in Storage Battery Technologies with an Eye on Distributed Power and Renewables
- Nuclear Energy Moves Ahead in India, China and the Middle East
- Nanotechnology Sees Applications in Fuel Cells and Solar Power/Micro Fuel Cells to Power Mobile Devices
- Superconductivity Provides Advanced Electricity Distribution Technology
- Lower Energy Intensity Is a Prime Focus in China/U.S. Achieves Dramatic Energy Intensity Reductions
Renewable, Alternative & Hydrogen Energy Industry Statistics
- Global Alternative Energy Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
- U.S. Alternative Energy Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
- Approximate Energy Unit Conversion Factors
- Average Heat Content of Selected Biomass Fuels
- Biomass Energy Resource Hierarchy
- Comparison of Alternative Fuels with Gasoline & Diesel
- World Total Primary Energy Consumption by Region: 2012-2050
- World Consumption of Hydroelectricity & Other Renewable Energy by Region: Projections, 2015-2050
- Share of Electricity Generation by Energy Source, U.S.: Projections, 2016-2050
- Energy Consumption by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2016
- Primary Energy Flow by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2016
- Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 2016
- Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 1981-July 2017
- Net Electrical Power Generation From Renewable Energy Sources, U.S.: 2000-July 2017
- Total Renewable Electricity Net Generation by Source & State, U.S.: 2016
- Net Electricity Generation from Conventional Hydropower by Sector & Region, U.S.: 2015-2016
- U.S. Historical Hydroelectric Generation Compared to 20-Year Average for 1997-2016
- Energy Production by Fossil Fuels & Nuclear Power, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2016
- Energy Production by Renewable Energy, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2016
- Renewable Energy Consumption by Source, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2016
- U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption by Energy Source, 2010 vs. 2016
- Renewable Energy Consumption in the Residential, Commercial & Industrial Sectors, U.S.: 2010-2016
- Renewable Energy Consumption in the Transportation & Electric Power Sectors, U.S.: 2010-2016
- Fuel Ethanol Production & Consumption, U.S.: 1981- July 2017
- Biodiesel Production & Consumption, U.S.: 2001- July 2017
- The 15 Largest Nuclear Reactors in the U.S.
- Top 10 Countries by Installed Wind Generating Capacity: 2016
- Top 15 U.S. States by Installed Wind Generating Capacity: 3rd Quarter 2017
- Net Electricity Generation from Wind by Region, All Sectors, U.S.: 2006-2016
- U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Science & Energy Programs: 2016-2018
- Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Energy, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017
- Estimated Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) for New Electricity Generation by Energy Source
Companies Mentioned Include:
- 3M Company
- ABB Ltd
- AES Corporation (The)
- Air Products and Chemicals Inc
- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
- Alstom SA
- Ultralife Corporation
- American Superconductor Corp
- Applied Materials Inc
- Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM)