Complete Guide to the Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy Industry Almanac, 2019 edition. Formally Plunkett’s Renewable & Alternative Energy Industry Almanac, this is 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 17.0% worldwide during 2017 (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 8.4% in 2017. 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.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 250 companies in the Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-479-3 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-839-5 (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
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 430

Statistical Tables Provided: 31

Companies Profiled: 260

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy business including:

  1. Introduction
  2. Small-Scale Solar Panel Installations Soar Through Subsidies, While Solar Cell Costs
  3. Photovoltaic Technologies, Thin-Film Solar and Solar Panel Efficiency
  4. Utility-Scale Solar Plants, Including Concentrating Solar Power (CSP), Are Operating,
    But Costs Are Massive
  5. Wind Power
  6. Hydroelectric Power
  7. Geothermal Power
  8. Biomass, Waste-to-Energy, Waste Methane and Biofuels from Algae
  9. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
  10. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress
  11. Tidal Power
  12. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continue/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market
  13. Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) to See Massive New Investments by Auto
  14. Major Research and Advancements in Lithium Batteries/Tesla and Panasonic Open the Gigafactory
  15. Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles Gain in Popularity/Long Term Potential Is Bright Thanks
    to Low Shale Gas Prices
  16. Homes and Commercial Buildings Seek Green Certification
  17. Smart Electric Grid Technologies Are Adopted
  18. The Energy Industry Invests in Storage Battery Technologies with an Eye on Distributed Power and Renewables
  19. Nuclear Energy Moves Ahead in India, China and the Middle East
  20. New Display Technologies with PLEDs
  21. Electric Utilities Adopt Coal Emissions Scrubbers While the Industry Tests Carbon Capture and Clean Coal Technologies
  22. Superconductivity Provides Advanced Electricity Distribution Technology
  23. Lower Energy Intensity Is a Prime Focus in China/U.S. Achieves Dramatic Energy
    Intensity Reductions


Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy Industry Statistics

  1. Global Alternative Energy Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. U.S. Alternative Energy Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  3. Approximate Energy Unit Conversion Factors
  4. Average Heat Content of Selected Biomass Fuels
  5. Biomass Energy Resource Hierarchy
  6. Comparison of Alternative Fuels with Gasoline & Diesel
  7. World Total Primary Energy Consumption by Region: 2012-2050
  8. World Consumption of Hydroelectricity & Other Renewable Energy by Region: Projections, 2015-2050
  9. Share of Electricity Generation by Energy Source, U.S.: Projections, 2016-2050
  10. Energy Consumption by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2017
  11. Primary Energy Flow by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2017
  12. Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 2017
  13. Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 1981-July 2018
  14. Net Electrical Power Generation From Renewable Energy Sources, U.S.: 2000-July 2018
  15. Total Renewable Electricity Net Generation by Source & State, U.S.: 2017
  16. Net Electricity Generation from Conventional Hydropower by Sector & Region, U.S.: 2016-2017
  17. U.S. Historical Hydroelectric Generation Compared to 20-Year Average for 1998-2017
  18. Energy Production by Fossil Fuels & Nuclear Power, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2017
  19. Energy Production by Renewable Energy, U.S.: Selected Years, 1955-2017
  20. Renewable Energy Consumption by Source, U.S.: Selected Years, 1960-2017
  21. U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption by Energy Source, 2011 vs. 2017
  22. Renewable Energy Consumption in the Residential, Commercial & Industrial Sectors, U.S.: 2011-2017
  23. Renewable Energy Consumption in the Transportation & Electric Power Sectors, U.S.: 2011-2017
  24. Fuel Ethanol Production & Consumption, U.S.: 1981- August 2018
  25. Biodiesel Production & Consumption, U.S.: 2001- August 2018
  26. Top 10 Countries by Installed Wind Generating Capacity: 2017
  27. Top 15 U.S. States by Installed Wind Generating Capacity: 3rd Quarter 2018
  28. Net Electricity Generation from Wind by Region, All Sectors, U.S.: 2007-2017
  29. U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Science & Energy Programs: 2017-2019
  30. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Energy, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  31. 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)