Nanotechnology in the Sectors of Solar Energy and Energy Storage (International Electrotechnical Commission, 2013)

The report addresses some key concepts when it comes to implementation of nanotechnology in the PV sector and for energy storage, these are:

The rate of innovation

The International Electrotechnical Commission outlines that the rate of innovation is a key determinant how quickly nanotechnologies will be implemented, for example in the case of hydrogen storage.

The rate of publications in scientific journals is also viewed as key determinant how fast nanotechnologies will be implemented in the PV sector and for energy storage.  Research in emerging PV has grown the most. Until very recently, most research in the PV field came from the U.S. and Europe, although China has picked up markedly in the years after this report by the International Electrotechnical Commission was published.

Growth of renewable energy

An important variable that will have a major effect on the actual use of nanotechnologies in the PV market and energy storage is the rate at which renewable energy technologies will grow world-wide. The reason for this is that the scaling effect is an important factor determining how lucrative it will be to use nanotechnologies.

Cost reduction fo renewable energy

As the share of renewable energy in energy production grows, costs will come down and the market for nanotechnologies in the PV sector and energy storage will grow accordingly.

For further reference and to learn more how nanotechnologies will impact two important subfields on the new energy paradigm, please read on:

International Electrotechnical Commission Report

This article is meant to inform the reader of recent developments in the energy industry at large. We take great pride in our work. Despite all this, we would like to point out that we do not guarantee the reliability of the content on this website.

Please note that this presentation reflects the opinion / views of the author himself. No relationship to companies, institutions or organizations can be inferred from these texts and presentations in any way.

The contents are not to be understood as business advice in any form. The author does not put forth investment recommendations. This article should not be taken as investment advice and the author cannot be held to account for investments made. For more information, please refer to the Legal Disclosure and Privacy Policy, which you can click on or find at the top of this page in the menu bar. 

Email (case-based consultation and support):

Whether advice can be provided depends on the specifics and particular subject matter of each individual case.

Please scroll to the end of this page to sign up for our newsletter. The newsletter focuses on energy companies and new trends in the energy sector. We look forward to welcoming you!


2 Replies to “Nanotechnology in the Sectors of Solar Energy and Energy Storage (International Electrotechnical Commission, 2013)”

Comments are closed.