2015 Global Outlook of the Energy & Environment Industry
DescriptionWill oil prices continue to fall and what will be the impact? Could the lower price threaten investment in renewable energy? Could battery innovation lead to the widespread adoption of energy storage? Will LED lighting go mainstream? Will desalination make a comeback? How could X-as-a-Service business models revolutionise the building sector? There is no doubt that this is an interesting time for the Energy and Environment markets, with many important and disruptive transformations taking place. This outlook study identifies the top 15 global trends that will impact these two dynamic sectors in 2015.
A combination of legislative pressure and declining technology costs will see Clean Tech enjoy continued strong growth.
Driven by enhanced controllability and energy efficiency, the revolution will continue and momentum will build throughout 2015.
Reshoring of industry from emerging markets to North America (and Europe) is expected to pick up speed, as gas prices will remain low for the foreseeable future.
With low oil prices come low gas prices. This will herald a resurgence of gas-fired generation in Europe and also spur greater investments in gas assets.
Ongoing convergence of operating technology (OT) with information technology (IT) is bringing the Internet of Things (IoT) to reality.
Geopolitics, weaker economic growth, increased production and negative market sentiment, will keep oil prices at or below the $60-per-barrel mark in 2015
Renewable energy investment will remain strong, helped by lower technology costs, government-mandated targets and preferential grid access.
Nuclear power will continue to be a key energy source, but the majority of the growth will be in the East.
The rise of the prosumer, advanced microgrids, and technologies that ensure flexibility in the grids will keep the momentum going for distributed generation
2015 will bring new opportunities for micro inverters and DC optimizers, interms of expansion into new applications and geographies.
Table of Contents1. Research Scope and Segmentation
- Research Scope
3. Industry Sector Outlook - 2015 Market Snapshot
- 2015 Market Snapshot - Power Generation
- 2015 Market Snapshot - Homes and Buildings
- 2015 Market Snapshot - Water
- 2015 Market Snapshot - Grids
- 2015 Market Snapshot - Resources
- 2015 Market Snapshot - Energy Storage
- 2015 Market Snapshot - Critical Power
- 2015 Market Snapshot - Distributed Energy
- Oil Price Stays Below $60
- Growth of Natural Gas
- Resilience of Renewables
- New Clean Tech
- Nuclear Rises in the East
- Distributed is the New Centralised
- Battery Innovation
- IoT Enables Smart Buildings
- LED Lighting Goes Mainstream
- Module-level Power Electronics
- Revival of Desalination
- Cities Get Smart by Plugging Leaks
- X-as-a-Service Business Models
- Legal Disclaimer
- Abbreviations and Acronyms Used
- Associated Research and Multimedia on Energy & Environment
- Market Engineering Methodology