Report highlights the promising future of distributed solar energy and storage

distributed solar energy - Report

Distributed solar energy is becoming more popular throughout the world A new report from Navigant Research predicts that the global market for the deployment of distributed solar energy and storage systems will expand in the coming years. The demand for solar power is on the rise throughout the world. As more consumers and businesses seek to make use of this form of clean power, the demand for energy storage solutions is on the rise as well. In the coming years, this global market is expected to see aggressive growth, creating…

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Market for large clean vehicles set to grow through 2026

Sale of electric buses to increase in coming decade Electric buses are set to become more plentiful throughout the world, according to a new report from Navigant Research. The market for medium and heavy duty electric drive buses is growing quickly, with hybrid, plug-in hybrids, batteries, and hydrogen fuel cells all becoming more prominent within this sector. Governments throughout the world have embraced legislation that call for a reduction in emissions production. In order to accomplish this, these governments have been investing more heavily in clean vehicles. Report predicts that…

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Reports show smart cities, energy storage, and fuel cell vehicles are on the rise globally

Reports from Navigant Research highlight the expansion of the low-carbon economy Within the next decade, the adoption of a low-carbon economy throughout the world will have made major strides. This is according to new reports from Navigant Research. The reports highlights the significant growth that has been seen in four sectors within the emerging low-carbon economy. These sectors are smart city development, energy storage deployment, the adoption of fuel cell vehicles, and the sale of clean powertrains for heavy-duty vehicles. Smart cities are becoming more prominent, thanks especially to energy…

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Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle market to experience growth through 2024

Report provides forecast into the growth in sales of fuel cell vehicles Navigant Research has released a new report concerning the future of the fuel cell vehicle market. Globally, clean transportation is gaining more support, with several countries looking to promote the adoption of zero emission vehicles in order to cut down on emissions production. Vehicles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells have become particularly popular, as these vehicles are seen as more efficient and capable than their battery-powered counterparts. Global sales of fuel cell vehicles to reach 228,000 by 2024…

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Major energy storage deal struck in California

Southern California Edison makes a bold move on energy production and storage Southern California Edison, one of California’s largest utilities, has made a significant deal regarding energy production and storage. Per the deal, the Californian utility has purchased some 2,221 megawatts of electrical power produced by various energy resources located throughout the state. The utility has also purchased 250 megawatts worth of energy storage capacity from several organizations, representing the largest purchase of its kind made by a utility in California. New energy capacity purchased by utility will come from…

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Global shipment of fuel cells to reach 1.5 million

Report shows that the demand for stationary fuel cell systems has grown dramatically over the past two years Navigant Research, a leading market research firm, has released a new report concerning the fuel cell market. The report shows that during 2013 and 2014, the fuel cell market saw the greatest increase in demand for stationary fuel cells that it has ever seen. The increase in demand may be due to 8the growth of distributed generation in the global energy sector. There has been a relatively rapid shift away from the…

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Global market for fuel cells is improving

Stationary fuel cells are finding more support throughout the world The stationary fuel cell market is showing  that fuel cells are much more than a passing fancy, according to a new report from Navigant Research. The global fuel cell industry has been experiencing strong growth in recent months due to the introduction of new products and a growing interest in hydrogen fuel as  a primary energy source. Stationary fuel cells, in particular, are seeing a great deal of interest and the market is buzzing with hype for these energy systems.…

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Wind energy to play a bigger role in the future

Analysis predicts that wind power will reach new heights in the coming years Navigant Research is predicting that wind energy will see significant growth between now and 2018. The research firm has released a new analysis that highlights the trends in the worldwide wind sector. Favorable government policies, investment activity, better technology, and a deeper understanding of wind power are all having an effect on the appeal and adoption of this form of renewable energy. In the coming years, wind capacity throughout the world is expected to increase dramatically. Wind…

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Report sheds light on growth of wind energy in emerging markets

New report shows that developing countries are targeting wind power Navigant Research, a leading market research firm, has released a new report that highlights the growth of wind energy in emerging markets around the world. Developing countries are beginning to show a great deal of support for renewable energy because of the economic progress that it represents. Many of these countries have begun turning to wind and solar power in order to reduce their consumption of fossil-fuels, thereby cutting down on their energy costs. While the adoption of clean energy…

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Survey shows renewable energy is a big deal among consumers

Consumers show support for clean power Navigant Research, a leading market research firm, has released the results of a recent survey concerning public opinion on renewable energy. Clean energy has been growing in prominence around the world, especially as governments begin to focus on ways to secure their economic futures. As new regulations take form and businesses grow more serious on certain environmental issues, consumers are beginning to show aggressive support for various types of renewable energy. Renewable energy is a favorite subject among consumers According to Navigant’s survey, consumer…

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Hydrogen fuel consumption could be a profitable business

Report highlights the revenue potential of hydrogen consumption Hydrogen is often the target of criticism when it comes to the fields of transportation and clean energy. As a fuel, hydrogen has won the support of the global auto industry, but many consumers and electric vehicle advocates suggest that fuel cells, which use hydrogen to produce electrical power, are simple not a viable option when it comes to clean transportation. In the field of energy, hydrogen fuel cells are considered too expensive to be worthwhile by those that support other forms…

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Demand for hydrogen fuel infrastructure is on the rise

New report highlights state of global hydrogen fuel infrastructure Navigant Research, a leading market research firm, has released a new report concerning the state of the global hydrogen fuel infrastructure. Hydrogen fuel is becoming a very valuable resource, especially to those that are interested in renewable energy. The global auto industry, for instance, has become a strong advocate for hydrogen fuel, but this form of renewable energy is not restricted to being used in transportation. Hydrogen fuel cells are often used to provide back-up power in a variety of industries…

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Auto industry could face a roadblock due to hydrogen fuel infrastructure

Hydrogen fuel infrastructure may pose a problem for automakers around the world The global auto industry has been showing a great deal of interest in hydrogen fuel cells in recent years. Prominent automakers are hyping their own hydrogen-powered vehicles, with many aiming to release these vehicles commercially between 2015 and 2017. The common consensus within the auto industry is that a comprehensive hydrogen fuel infrastructure will exist in many of the world’s most prominent markets by this time, ensuring the success of hydrogen-powered vehicles. This may not be the case,…

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Solar energy to hit grid parity by 2020

Solar Energy Costs

Solar energy may be able to attain grid parity The solar energy sector has experienced problematic trials and tribulations over the past several years. Solar was once considered to be nothing more than a novelty energy, fit only for powering eccentric and somewhat impractical electric vehicles. Now, however, solar energy is considered one of the most promising forms of renewable power and it has managed to establish a strong following among some of the world’s largest countries. As solar energy grows more popular around the world, the issue of grid…

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Hydrogen fuel vehicles set to see strong sales in the future

Hydrogen fuel vehicles

Report predicts the promising future of hydrogen fuel in transportation Navigant Research, an energy market research firm, has released a new report concerning the emerging market for hydrogen-powered vehicles. Hydrogen fuel has become a very popular subject in the auto industry, where most of the world’s major automakers are currently developing hydrogen-powered vehicles that are expected to be released in the near future. The report from Navigant Research suggests that sales for these vehicles will be approximately 1,000 in 2015, but sales will grow exponentially over the following years. Hydrogen…

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Hydrogen fuel cell industry may see more profitability this year

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Profits

Profitability continues to elude hydrogen fuel cells Profitability has been an elusive goal for the fuel cell industry. Several companies that have specialized in the development of hydrogen fuel cells have managed to find markets where these energy systems are well received, but very few have reported profits. This is largely due to the high costs associated with fuel cell technology. Where consumers can be convinced to purchase these energy systems, they often do so in small increments, which translate into losses for fuel cell developers. Profitability may soon become…

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