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Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c51543 ) has announced the addition of Nanotechnology for the Residential and Commercial Energy Markets to their offering.

Assess Current Applications of Nanotechnology in Energy for Residential and Commercial Use

DUBLIN, Ireland | Posted on March 6th, 2007

The increasing desire for energy independence in the face of growing global competition for oil, Middle Eastern political instability and concerns over carbon emissions is causing many energy companies to look for technological solutions.

A new report "Nanotechnologies for the Residential and Commercial Energy Markets" indicates that the primary impact of nanotechnologies will be in more efficient use of existing resources rather than the creation of new supplies from solar and hydrogen based technologies.

Using a new economic model based on primary research that quantifies the impact and diffusion of nanotechnologies over time, allowing accurate quantification of market impacts.

The report concludes that

- The most immediate opportunities lie in saving energy through the use of advanced materials and this is already a $1.6 billion dollar market, predicted to rise to$ 51 billion by 2014

- Despite advances in battery technology, hydrogen storage and fuel cells, energy saving technologies will exhibit faster growth, accounting for 75% of the market for nanotechnologies in 2014, up from 62% in 2007

- The adoption of energy generation technologies is highly sensitive to geopolitical factors and consumer acceptance, while energy saving technologies exhibit no such problems

- Solid state lighting, nanocomposite materials, aerogels and fuel borne catalysts will have the greatest impact between now and 2014

- Compound annual growth rates are 64% for energy saving technologies and 90% for energy generation, while energy storage applications show a comparatively lowly 30%.

- Applications in transportation will increase to $50 billion by 2014 with a CAGR of 72%

Topics Covered

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

MARKET FORECAST FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR

Cientifica Nanotechnology Model

Definitions of Nanotechnologies

Major Assumptions

The Nano-Energy Landscape

Energy Saving

Energy Storage

Energy Production

Overall Energy Markets By Application

INTRODUCTION

How to Use This Report

Objectives of the Report

World Energy Trends

Overview of the Interaction of the Energy Sector with Nanotechnologies in the EU

Overview of the Interaction of the Energy Sector with Nanotechnologies in the USA

Overview of the Interaction of the Energy Sector with Nanotechnologies in China and India

Overview of the Interaction of the Energy Sector with Nanotechnologies in Japan

Overview of the Interaction of the Energy Sector with Nanotechnologies in Australia

Overview of the Interaction of the Energy Sector with Nanotechnologies in the Rest of the World

Why Energy Needs Nanotechnologies

Market Demand Push

Technology Improvement

Environmental Issue

The Energy Sector

Common Energy Source Classifications

Renewable Energy Conversions

Energy Storage Technologies

Value Chain And Value-Added Points Of Nanotechnology In The Energy Sector

Energy Sector Value Chain

Value-Added Points of Nanotechnology in the Energy Value Chain

Key Drivers of Nanotechnology Applications in the Energy Sector

Challenge of Nanotechnology Applications in the Energy Sector

Cost Issues

Safety Issues

Commercialization Issues

Infrastructural Issues

Intellectual Property Issues

NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR

Summary Of Nanotechnology Applications In The Energy Sector

Introduction

Nanotechnologies For Sustainability And Efficiency Of Fossil Fuels/Energy Saving

Lighter and Stronger Materials

Thermal Management

Solid-State Lighting - More Efficient Lighting Point Sources

More Efficient Lighting For Large Areas

Efficient Combustion

Nanotechnologies for Energy Conversion / Production

Solar Photovoltaics (PV) - Solar Cells

Hydrogen Conversion

Waste Heat Recovery/Thermoelectricity

Solar Thermal Energy

Geothermal Energy

Biomass

Nanotechnologies for Energy Storage

Rechargeable Batteries

Hydrogen Storage - Fuel Cells

Supercapacitors

APPLICATIONS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY IN ENERGY FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL USE

Summary of Applications of Nanotechnology in Energy for Residential and Commercial Use

Current Applications of Nanotechnology in Energy for Residential and Commercial Use

Nanomaterials for Power-Efficient and Environmentally-Friendly Buildings

Nanosensors for Smart Houses

Energy-Efficient Lightening Sources

Current Adopters of Nanotechnology in Energy for Residential and Commercial Use

Products and Markets

Costs and Benefits

Future Projection of Nanotechnology in Energy for Residential and Commercial Use

Drivers and Barriers

Market Forecast

Roadmap

The Major Providers of Nanotechnology in Energy for Residential and Commercial Use

FINDINGS

APPENDIX I: NANOTECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY APPLICATIONS MATRIX

APPENDIX II: PROMISING NANOMATERIALS APPLICATIONS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR

APPENDIX III: NANOTECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR

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