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Distributed Generation: Minigrid Microgrid Zero Emission 2018-2038

Zero emission minigrids and the like will mainly rely on solar and wind power including many new forms but other technologies are shown to be increasingly relevant. This report reveals how the market is much larger than commonly portrayed, from replacing 800GW of diesel gensets to empowering islands and developing countries and even people cutting loose from national grids and vehicles and ships becoming minigrids.
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Energy Harvesting Microwatt to Megawatt 2019-2029

Only this report interprets it all. Understand new and future technologies, players, formats. Which research and applications are dead ended? What vibrant new markets leverage flexible, structural, other new forms? Grasp why triboelectrics will prosper, how "massless energy" reduces the weight of a wearable. In the last few months, we had first big orders for solar roads, wave power, diesel genset replacement: see reasons, forecasts, many gaps in harvesting market.
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Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Charging: Off-Grid 2020-2040 

Learn market drivers, best practice through over 100 organisations, microgrid-in-a-box, distributed microgrids, vehicle-as-microgrid. For external zero-emission, off-grid ZEOG charging, this big-picture approach pays off, revealing huge markets in sectors rarely studied. For example, with most people in city apartments, IDTechEx finds the first large opportunity is not cars but off-road industrial vehicles. Many others are found including, later, a huge market for solar houses charging cars.
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Triboelectric Energy Harvesting and Sensing (TENG) 2020-2040 

The new triboelectrics addresses big issues such as pandemics, air pollution and sensors everywhere so it can create billion dollar businesses. It has already led to sale of self-powered electrostatic face masks that really do filter deadly particulates. It will lead to making electricity where it is needed and self-powered sensors and actuators that signal status. Here comes the world of less battery and no battery.
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Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting and Sensing 2020-2030 

Research in thermoelectric energy harvesting and sensing is opening up large opportunities. Uniquely, this report assesses the impact of latest research, imaginative new manufacturing approaches and new applications.
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Piezoelectric Harvesting and Sensing 2019-2039 

Piezoelectric harvesting and sensing have been 7% of the piezoelectric business but millions of dollars newly invested in piezoelectric roads and reinvention of sensing for IOT, smart cities healthcare etc. may lead to a new piezo market of over one billion dollars. Patent filings and new materials and formats such as printing, flexible film and coating are strongly increasing in number. This report uniquely covers it all including interviews globally, next technology, markets.
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Zero Emission Transportable Gensets 2019-2039 

A $10 billion market for mobile zero emission gensets is appearing. Only this report shows how it embraces new marine, air and other opportunities as well as diesel genset replacement. Learn how sales of new wind, tide and solar versions are already involved and use the comprehensive new forecasts and infograms.
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Diesel Generator Set Future Developments and Alternative Technologies 2019-2029 

Providing insight into the future role of diesel generators, whether their use will continue to increase, or whether the will be replaced by renewable energy technologies. Full analysis is provided of the alternative renewable energy generating and storage technologies available.
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Airborne Wind Energy 2019-2039 

AWE is a new generation, zero emission generator - mobile, no infrastructure. In 2018 it moved from 1. Mainly engineering led projects seeking size and 2. Modest sales of hobbyist systems to something in-between that is far more promising - first sales of 30-100kW systems into key verticals. Niche marketing promises billion dollar sales. The rich and patient also have potential with giants in wind farms. Learn developer plans, technology roadmap.
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Smart City Opportunities: Infrastructure, Systems, Materials 2019-2029 

People are moving to cities for reasons such as jobs and entertainment. Over 60% live in cities and WHO and the UN have forecasted figures up to 80% in cities by 2050. Sadly there are big negatives to this such as pollution, water rationing, global warming, social disruption and increased vulnerability to physical and cyber attack. Cities often suffer overwhelmed education and healthcare including the diabetes epidemic and there is chronic obesity from bad eating in cities. Here are the $100 billion antidotes but the smart city will go even beyond these.
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Wave, Tidal and Hydro Power 1W-10MW 2018-2038 

Forget problems of barrages and dams for water power, making electricity from water movement without dams or barrages is powering to a $66 billion market in 2038. Attention has swung to the huge opportunities for open water power created by many technological breakthroughs. Wave power companies successfully sell up to 10MW systems, their focussed marketing creating huge pipelines of potential orders. Tidal power developers have demonstrated large amounts of grid power and some now target the needs for affordable, redeployable systems that will create many billion dollar businesses.
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Desalination: Off Grid Zero Emission 2018-2028 

Sea levels rise: freshwater sources dry up. Time for desalination without global warming or local poisonous gases and off grid meaning more affordable, secure, widely deployed. Off grid zero emission desalination will leap to $35 billion in 2028 including Saudi Arabia gradually spending $500bn on it. This 180 page report full of detailed new infograms analyses such desalination and its future technology roadmap, forecasting a fast growing $35 billion market in 2028. It reveals cost reduction and versatility promised by new zero emission off grid electricity technology and salt removal.
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Energy Independent Electric Vehicles: Land, Water, Air 2018-2038 

IDTechEx is first to reveal huge investment potential and market opportunity for Energy Independent Electric Vehicles: they never take on fuel or plug in. They are mobile zero emission microgrids with much in common with static microgrids. Best sectors for adoption of EIEVs are forecasted. Infograms and tables clarify the emerging technologies for the necessary extreme energy harvesting and powertrain efficiency that will make it happen. Players, trials, plans, enablers are analysed from latest global information. Technology and product launch roadmaps are presented.
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Electrically Smart Roads 2018-2028 

Roads and their surroundings will generate huge amounts of electricity powering automatic de-icing, snow removal, electric vehicle charging, interactive lighting, structural health monitoring and more. The result will be enhanced safety, speed, saving, air and water quality and a $100 billion new business. This report scopes the technologies, players and opportunities, forecasting ten years and road-mapping 20 years ahead.
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Self-Powering Smart Cities 2018-2028 

Cities are moving from dirty backup electricity to using expensive rusting insecure national grid only as backup then achieving energy independence using electricity sun, wind, and water. Learn the whole picture to 2050 including 10MW solar car parks and chargers, solar windows and roads, converting road and path movement, airborne wind energy and more all closely appraised, compared, forecasted in lucid new infograms, roadmaps and forecasts by PhD level analysts.
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Battery Elimination in Electronics and Electrical Engineering 2018-2028 

Millions of devices that had batteries are now redesigned to avoid them, unlocking new business. This new 300+ page report reveals latest ways of eliminating batteries to permit mass deployment of IOT, electric vehicles with "perpetual" speed and almost unlimited life and much more. See relevance and technology for applications from sensors to the energy grid and ships.
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Perovskite Photovoltaics 2018-2028 

This report gives a detailed introduction on the status of perovskite solar cells both in the technology perspective and business aspect. Technology benchmarking and market analysis are performed to analyse the potential of perovskite solar cells in a number of applications such as utility, BIPV, smart window, outdoor furniture, etc. By 2028 the market is expected to reach over $500 million.
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Fluoropolymers for Emerging Electronics and Electrics 2019-2039 

Fluoropolymer market growth becomes powered by newly optimised electrical and electronic uniques such as triboelectricity, artificial muscle, ion exchange. Here comes electricity generation from floors, architectural textiles, sails. New formulations serve many functions in one device such as sensing, actuation, signalling. We prioritise what is arriving for morphing aircraft, next generation batteries, fuel cells, ocean wave power and more. Billion dollar businesses, premium pricing and huge benefits to society await.
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Supercapacitor Materials and Technology Roadmap 2019-2039 

Better active electrode materials are matched to improved electrolytes spawning many new supercapacitors and derivatives with cost reduction and virtuosity that will power large future sales from load bearing to textile versions. Now is the time to participate. Learn of opportunities from exohedrals to MXenes. Access latest interviews, presentations, expert viewpoints with forecasts and roadmaps. Assess most promising new organic and inorganic materials and performance potential in different hybrids and symmetrical EDLC with or without strong optimised pseudocapacitance.
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Smart Glass and Windows 2018-2028: Electronic Shading and Semi-Transparent PV 

Smart Glass is electrically active glass mainly for use in automotive, architectural and avionic windows, with demand growing to $1.1 billion in ten years. It is typically for electronic shading in place of physical blinds, or a semi-transparent PV window to generate electricity locally. As the only comprehensive report covering the technologies and markets, it will assist all in the value chain including building and vehicle designers, sellers and users.
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Non-Toxic Materials for Electronics/ Electrics: Large Emerging Markets 2018-2028 

Poisonous materials are arriving in many electronic and electrical devices and structures. Mostly, there is no listing of them, assessment of risks, description of alternatives. For the first time this report looks at the toxicity and likely prevalence of the burgeoning number of materials and devices of concern, making recommendations concerning better legal constraints. It reveals many little known alternatives that are safer in manufacture, use, abuse and disposal.
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Electrically Conductive Adhesives 2016-2026 

Electrically Conductive Adhesives (also known as conductive epoxies) are used to form interconnects in a broad range of products and industries. Trends such as increasing numbers of LEDs and sensors, curved and flexible displays in more products, in-mould electronics, and thin film photovoltaics are placing more stringent requirements on ECAs and driving a $3.3 billion market by 2026.
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Functional Materials for Future Electronics: Metals, Inorganic & Organic Compounds, Graphene, CNT 

We identify 37 families of new and rapidly-evolving electronic and electric device, spanning nano to very large devices. Most chemical and material companies wish to de-risk their investment by finding common formulations across this new business that has a potential of over $50 billion for them. Indeed, the biggest markets for new and reinvented electrical and electronic devices may get commoditised first or collapse suddenly, leaving the materials suppliers high and dry. Read this report to avoid such a fate.
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Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030 

By 2030, electric vehicle charging infrastructure will become a $40 billion market. In this report, we offer a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the various charging infrastructure for both passenger and commercial electric vehicles including conductive and wireless charging among others as well as key technologies such as fast charging, inductive and capacitive charging, robotic charging and battery swapping. A ten-year market forecast on EV charging infrastructure by sectors, power levels, applications and major regions is presented.
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Redox Flow Batteries 2020-2030: Forecasts, Challenges, Opportunities 

The growing flow battery market is expanding in the utility sector with the vanadium technology accounting of 95% of the total market. The report provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the flow battery technologies, together with an overview of the current market, and future opportunities. This would allow OEMs, chemical companies, and investors, to understand the current technological development, market size, and future opportunities, of redox flow battery industry.
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Electric Vehicles and Robotics in Agriculture 2020-2030 

Understand hybrid and pure-electric vehicles and robotic for agriculture, forestry, turf care and their zero emission charging microgrids. Land vehicles the priority but drones and aquaculture covered. Depth on needs, challenges, players, applications, strategies, key enabling technologies including autonomy. Latest examples throughout. See detailed 2020-2030 forecasts in number and value for technology and achievement future timelines.
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Electric Vehicles in Construction, Agriculture and Mining 2020-2030 

Understand hybrid and pure-electric vehicles for construction, agriculture and mining and their charging microgrids, with land vehicles the priority as the largest opportunity. Depth on needs, challenges, players, applications, strategies and key enabling technologies including autonomy. Many latest examples throughout by company and vehicle. A massive $200 billion in 2040? See forecasts in number and value for 19 categories, technology and achievement timelines all 2020-2030. No other report comes close.
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Thermal Interface Materials 2020-2030: Forecasts, Technologies, Opportunities 

Thermal management is one of the key requirements across all electronic devices, power modules, telecommunications, energy storage, and more. It is well known that the improvements in power and reduction in size results in significantly more heat that must be dissipated. It is reported that over half of electronic failure occurrences are due to thermal issues.
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Smart Materials Opportunities in Structural Electronics and Electrics 2020-2030 

This report reveals new materials combining electronic, electrical, optronic functions, forecasting a $200 billion opportunity. Monolithic flexible phones. Bionic man. Solar vehicles never plug in. One option - in-mold electronics -reduces car parts 95% by creating electrically-multifunctional single pieces. Chapters detail replacing dumb load-bearing structure even for roads, buildings, windows.
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Solar Cars, Buses, Trucks, Trains 2020-2030 

Conformal solar bodywork makes truly solar vehicles get at least 10% of their travel from daylight. Large orders are being placed for such vehicles. This report deeply investigates how several technologies achieve this, where and what comes next, even benchmarking best practice in solar boats and aircraft. Its $15 bn forecast for solar cars has upside potential now many majors are involved.
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Second-life Electric Vehicle Batteries 2020-2030 

By 2030, second-life electric vehicle battery capacity will exceed 275GWh per year, which provides huge opportunities for companies across the automotive and energy storage sectors. In this report, we offer a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the key technologies, players and market opportunities across the second-life battery value chain. Insights from this report will help companies reflect their business models to better seize the value opportunities provided by second-life batteries.
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Supercapacitors: Applications, Players, Markets 2020-2040 

The supercapacitor market has bottomed out and is now into a sustained period of strong growth. Recent actions of three giant companies not usually associated with supercapacitors illustrate why. Tesla just bought supercapacitor number one Maxwell Technologies. Geely of China has given Maxwell an order for the first widespread use of large supercapacitors in both 48V mild hybrid and full hybrid cars under its Volvo and other brands.
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