Nanotechnologies for the Energy Market 2009, looks at whether nanotechnology has in fact had a huge impact on the energy sector. If so, in what way, and if not, why hasn’t it?
The period of between January 2007 when the first edition was released and today witnessed a great upheaval in the energy sector. We saw oil prices skyrocket above $150/bbl and then plummet back down to $45/bbl. On the trip up and then down, all sorts of economic pronouncements were made such as how the economics of alternative energies had finally become detached from oil pricing, and we saw the valuations of alternative energy companies go through the roof only to come crashing down again.
Now that the dust has settled, what have we learned and what impact will it all have on the dynamics between nanotechnologies and energy?
-How will changes in the current political landscape both in the US and internationally impact nanotechnology’s development in energy applications?
-How has the freezing of credit markets affected the development of nanotechnologies for alternative energy sources for the near future
-Where does hydrogen fuel cell technology stand now? And how will nanotechnology play a role?
-What is happening with thin film organic solar cells? Will nanotechnologies ever make this technology price competitive without government subsidies?
-What business model will work for a company trying to commercialize a nanotechnology in the energy sector?
These common sense questions are addressed in this new report as well as providing current market numbers and realistic projections over the next five years.
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