Renewable Energy Technologies

Technology Map Detailed Contents August 2016

Importance of the Technology

The Technology in Brief

  • Solar Technologies
    • Photovoltaic-Power Systems
    • BOS and PV-Battery Systems
    • Solar-Thermal Systems
    • Environmental Issues
  • Wind Technologies
    • Onshore Wind
    • Offshore Wind
    • Environmental Issues
  • Biomass-Conversion Technologies
    • Fuel Ethanol
    • Biobutanol
    • Biodiesel
    • Algae-Based Biofuels
    • Other Renewable Liquid Hydrocarbons
    • Solid Biomass and Biogas Fuels
    • Environmental Issues
  • Geothermal Technologies
    • Hydrothermal Systems
    • Enhanced Geothermal Systems
    • Environmental Issues
  • Hydroelectric Technologies
    • Technology
    • Environmental Issues
  • Ocean-Tidal and -Wave Technologies
    • Tidal Power
    • Wave Power
    • Environmental Issues

Commercial Development Parameters

  • Demand Factors
  • General Constraints
  • Synergistic Technologies
  • Competing Technologies
  • Required Resources
  • Regulatory Factors

Areas to Monitor

  • Consumer Demand
  • Conventional Energy Prices And Supply
  • Cost Competitiveness
  • Distribution and Infrastructure
  • Energy Storage
  • Global Warming
  • Government Regulations and Policies
  • Large-Scale Sustainability
  • Materials Availability
  • New Grid Technologies
  • R&D Funding
  • Rural-Area Financing and Adoption
  • Systems and Technology Advances
  • Utility Deregulation and Restructuring
  • World Energy Demand

Implications of Commercialization

Opportunities

  • Solar Energy
    • Residential and Commercial Grid-Connected Rooftop PV
    • Building-Integrated PV
    • Community PV
    • Utility-Scale PV and Concentrating Solar Power
    • Off-Grid/Rural Solar Electrification
    • Solar Water/Space Heating and Cooling
    • Off-Grid Industrial/Remote Power
    • Portable Power
  • Wind Energy
    • Utility-Scale Wind Power
    • Micro Wind Power
  • Biomass Energy
    • Transportation Biofuels
    • Biopower and Biogas
    • Rural/Off-Grid Power and Heating
  • Geothermal Energy
    • Utility-Scale Power
    • Heating and Cooling Applications
  • Hydroelectric Energy
    • Utility-Scale Power and Energy Storage
    • Distributed and Off-Grid Power
  • Ocean Energy
    • Utility-Scale Power
    • Remote/Off-Grid Power

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