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Solar and Wind Energy IoT Services: Changing Business Models Driving Renewable Energy Growth

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After experiencing a consistent expansion in the past few years, the solar and wind energy industries are risking a contraction due to the decline of financial contributions from governments and the still high uncertainty about their performance and ability to satisfy the ever-growing world’s energy demands, impacting the willingness to invest in solar and wind energy projects. In this context, IoT-enabled services for the solar and wind energy industries become critical to dissipate these doubts by reducing the variability of their energy production and increasing their yield, reducing the costs of operations and maintenance and thus providing quantifiable figures about their performance.

This report discusses how IoT technologies can help the solar and wind energy industries, describing the range of enabled services and their benefits and reviewing the available connectivity options and architectures.

In addition, the report presents ABI Research’s assessment of the solar and wind energy market, presenting a number forecasts about solar and wind energy installations and the number of M2M/IoT connections.

Finally, we will give an overview of the current vendor landscape, describing a number of market players that have distinguished themselves in terms of either market penetration or particularity of their solutions.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  • 1. SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY GROWTH SUSTAINED BY M2M/IOT
    • 1.1. Potential Range of IoT Services
    • 1.2. Maximizing Solar and Wind Investments with M2M/IoT
    • 1.3. Shifting Solar and Wind Business Models
  • 2. REVIEW OF THE CONNECTIVITY ARCHITECTURES
    • 2.1. Utility-scale Power Plants (Both Solar and Wind Energy)
    • 2.2. Solar PV Monitoring for the Residential Scenario
    • 2.3. Solar PV Monitoring for the Non-residential Scenario (Commercial and Industrial Sector
  • 3. GROWTH OF IOT-ENABLED REMOTE MONITORING SOLUTIONS
    • 3.1. Forecast Methodology
    • 3.2. Solar Installations
      • 3.2.1. Residential Sector
      • 3.2.2. Commercial Sector
    • 3.3. Wind Installations
    • 3.4. Connectivity Forecasts for the Solar and WInd Markets
      • 3.4.1. Solar Residential Market
      • 3.4.2. Solar Commercial Market
      • 3.4.3. Connectivity Forecasts for the Wind Industry
  • 4. IOT/M2M SOLUTION PROVIDERS FOR THE SOLAR AND WIND INDUSTRY
    • 4.1. Locus Energy
    • 4.2. Solare Datensysteme
    • 4.3. Also Energy
    • 4.4. Itron
    • 4.5. Rtone
    • 4.6. SmartExergy
    • 4.7. Maven Systems
    • 4.8. Moxa
    • 4.9. ABB
    • 4.10. Mita-Teknik
    • 4.11. CoMo-Systems
    • 4.12. Algo Engines

Tables

  1. Solar PV Cumulative Installed Capacity by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2020
  2. Residential Sector - Solar PV Cumulative Installed Capacity by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2020
  3. Commercial Sector - Solar PV Cumulative Installed Capacity by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2020
  4. Utilities Sector - Solar PV Cumulative Installed Capacity by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2020
  5. Wind Energy Cumulative Installed Capacity by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2020
  6. Residential Solar PV Market - Connections by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2020
  7. Residential Solar PV Market - Connections by Technology, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2020
  8. Commercial Solar PV Market - Connections by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2020
  9. Commercial Solar PV Market - Connections by Technology, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2020
  10. Wind Energy Market - Connections by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2020
  11. Wind Energy Market - Connections by Technology, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2020

Figures

  1. Centralized Connectivity Architecture
  2. Distributed Connectivity Architecture
  3. Hybrid Connectivity Architecture
  4. Example of Mesh Network Deployed in Utility-scale Solar PV Plants