Pike Research releases its “Clean Energy: Ten Trends to Watch in 2011 and Beyond”.
“As the clean energy industry emerges from a challenging period caused by the global economic downturn, it is entering a stage of rapid change in which business models are being transformed against a backdrop of regulatory uncertainty. In several key sectors, the market is shifting back toward business structures and technologies that were once abandoned, but are now being revived.
Evidence of these changes can be seen with utilities becoming more involved again with power generation deployments, which runs counter to deregulation trends originating in the 1970s, with the most radical shift occurring within the solar sector. When it comes to technology, the growing popularity of direct current (DC) at both the micro-distribution and high-voltage transmission levels of service is an unexpected development for many in the industry, and would make Thomas Edison proud. Another overarching theme in the clean energy market is the increasing diversity of scale and resources being deployed within the renewable sector, a sign, no doubt, of the growing maturity of this market segment.”
Read the report.