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Global Renewable Energy Outlook, 2018

Global Renewable Energy Outlook, 2018

Frost & Sullivan’s renewable energy outlook finds that the global market will close out 2018 with 154.6 GW of new renewable power generation capacity and $228.3 billion in investments. The investments in power generation is forecast to decline slightly by (-0.7%) over 2017 due to reductions in solar capacity additions in China, but this restraint will be offset by the growth in most technologies and regions.

Wind and solar PV will continue to grow strongly, while biomass, geothermal, and small hydro will expand steadily but at a slower pace, and the ocean power sector will strive to get the right support to take off.

Renewable technologies are being adopted rapidly across all regions, with very few countries being left out of the market. Latin America, and Africa and the Middle East will experience the greatest growth in installed capacity during 2018, at 20.1% and 52.3%, respectively, due to their small installed base. Asia will be responsible for 58% of the total capacity growth in 2018.

Globally, feed-in-tariffs (FiTs) have been the preferred method to obtain investments in renewables. However, an increasing number of countries are progressively cutting subsidies, compelling the renewables industry to rely on competitive auctions and private sector power purchase agreement (PPAs).

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Key Issues Addressed
What is the expected annual investment for each renewable technology type in 2018 in key regions?
What is the forecast added capacity by renewable technology type in 2018 and what is the projected capacity for 2025?
What are the key trends that are likely to impact the renewable energy industry moving forward?
Which are the key companies participating in the industry by renewable technology type?
What are the key regional trends that industry participants must consider?


  • Executive Summary
    • Predictions for 2018
    • Global Renewable Power Generation Market Investment Trends
    • Installed Capacity Forecast
    • Key Regional Market Highlights in 2018
    • Installed Capacity Vision to 2025
  • Research Scope and Segmentation
    • Research Scope
    • Research Definitions and Information Sources
    • Geographic Segmentation
  • Key Global Trends-Power and Energy Market
    • Key 2018 Renewables Power Market Trends
    • Trend 1-Solar Rules
      • Table Renewable Power Industry Outlook: Solar PV Additions Forecast by Region, Global, 2017 and 2018
    • Trend 2-The China Effect
    • Trend 3-Power Storage on the Rise
    • Trend 4-Foreigners Accepted
    • Trend 5-Offshore Wind Expansion
  • Solar Power Market Outlook
    • Solar Power Market Outlook 2018
    • Key Regional Market Highlights in 2018
    • Solar Power Market Capacity Trends
    • Global Solar Power Market Investment Trends
    • Key Solar Power Market Participants
    • Solar Power Market Vision to 2025
  • Wind Power Market Outlook
    • Wind Power Market Outlook 2018
    • Global Wind Power Market Capacity Trends
    • Global Wind Power Market Investment Trends
    • Key Regional Market Highlights in 2018
    • Key Wind Power Market Participants
    • Wind Power Market Vision to 2025
  • Biomass Power Market Outlook
    • Biomass Power Market Outlook 2018
    • Global Biomass Power Market Capacity Trends
    • Global Biomass Power Market Investment Trends
    • Key Regional Market Highlights in 2018
    • Key Biomass Power Market Participants
    • Global Biomass Power Market Vision to 2025
  • Ocean Power Market Outlook
    • Ocean Power Market Outlook 2018
    • Global Ocean Power Market Capacity Trends
    • Global Ocean Power Market Investment Trends
    • Key Regional Market Highlights in 2018
    • Key Ocean Power Market Participants
    • Global Ocean Power Market Vision to 2025
  • Small Hydropower Market Outlook
    • Small Hydropower Market Outlook 2018
    • Global Small Hydropower Market Capacity Trends
    • Global Small Hydropower Market Investment Trends
    • Key Regional Market Highlights in 2018
    • Key Small Hydro Power Market Participants
    • Small Hydropower Market Vision to 2025
  • Geothermal Power Market Outlook
    • Geothermal Power Market Outlook 2018
    • Geothermal Power Market Capacity Trends
    • Geothermal Power Market Investment Trends
    • Key Regional Market Highlights in 2018
    • Key Geothermal Power Market Participants
    • Geothermal Power Market Vision to 2025
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Hybrid Systems
    • Growth Opportunity 2-Aftermarket Services
    • Growth Opportunity 3-Latin America
    • Growth Opportunity 4-IoT, Cloud, and Data Analytics
    • Strategic Imperatives for Energy Companies
  • Key Conclusions
  • Appendix
    • Table of Acronyms Used

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