Solar energy farm

Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables whitepapers and executive summaries

We'll help solve your biggest problems surrounding decarbonisation, energy decentralisation, and the transformation of the power sector.

Discuss your challenges with our Power & Renewables experts

Contact an Expert

Submit your details to find out more about how we can help you and your organisation

For details on how your data is used and stored, see our Privacy Notice.

 

Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables publishes insights and data spanning the global energy transition. Get a sneak peek of our research below.

Future Energy: The technologies shaping the energy transition

In this special series of articles from The Edge, Simon invites experts from across Wood Mackenzie to discuss the technologies shaping the energy transition.

Get your complimentary copy to discover:
Could green hydrogen be a pillar of decarbonisation?
What are the opportunities and challenges of carbon capture and storage, and how much investment is needed?
Could heat pumps displace gas heating in our homes?
Why is offshore wind central to energy companies' plans?

Wind farm at sunset
Featured
Energy Transition

Future Energy from The Edge

Discover the technologies shaping the energy transition

What impact will the European Green Deal have on Europe's energy mix?

Alongside the 2050 target, the Green Deal proposes reducing the Bloc's GHG emissions by 50-55% by 2030. Under the latest Member State climate plans – finalised just this year – Europe was setting course for a 40% reduction. This is a considerable increase in ambition and will place a heavy reliance on the transformation of the power sector. The EU will need to push for huge growth in wind and solar power levels over the coming decades and an accelerated demise in coal.

The rapid shift to renewables raises the flexibility challenge. Battery-based energy storage is typically limited to four-hour duration; at a stretch, it is possible to extend to six or even eight hours. Hydrogen and other long-duration storage technologies would not have the same limitations, but their commerciality is not yet proven.

Things will have to change to bring viable solutions to market. To date, policy focus has been on deploying more power from wind and solar, but to reach higher levels of emissions reduction a broad 'toolbox' of technologies will be required, many of which will need support to reach maturity. Changes to electricity market rules will also be needed protect investor returns when the bulk of power supply is provided by low marginal cost renewables.

Map of Europe from space
Featured
Energy Transition

European Green Deal: where are the opportunities?

Discover Now

Report: U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, Q3 2020

Delivered quarterly, the U.S. Energy Storage Monitor provides the industry’s only comprehensive research on energy storage markets, deployments, policies, regulations and financing in the U.S. These in-depth reports provide energy industry professionals, policymakers, government agencies and financiers with consistent, actionable insight into the burgeoning U.S. energy storage market.

The free executive summary provides a bird's eye view of the U.S. energy storage market and the trends shaping it.

Featured
Project data, policies and forecasts for the burgeoning U.S. energy storage market

U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, Q3 2020

Download executive summary

Report: U.S. Solar Market Insight, Q3 2020

U.S. Solar Market Insight™ is a collaboration between the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) and Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables that brings high-quality, solar-specific analysis and forecasts to industry professionals in the form of quarterly and annual reports.

Each quarter's free executive summary provides a general breakdown of the current state of the PV market in the U.S. including installation totals, forecasts, pricing data, and policy updates.

Solar Panels
Featured
Get state and segment level insight and data

U.S. Solar Market Insight, Q3 2020

Download executive summary

Global energy storage outlook: H1 2020

Our H1 2020 outlook provides key annual deployment data and supporting information on global stationary energy storage deployments from 2013 out to 2025. We focus on the key markets of Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom and United States, and this year have expanded our EMEA coverage to include the key European markets of France, Italy and Spain. 

Stack of blue batteries
Featured
Global markets

Global energy storage outlook: H1 2020

Get the report

Report: Global wind power market outlook update - Q2 2020

Wood Mackenzie's Q2 2020 Global wind power market outlook update presents an analysis of global and regional wind power installation forecasts through 2029. The update includes a detailed market forecast update for more than 60 key and emerging markets for wind power from 2020 to 2029. The forecast data includes a split of expected onshore and offshore development.

Wind farm at sunset
Featured
Global markets

Global wind power market outlook update: Q2 2020

Get the report

Visit the Power & Renewables report store

Find our latest solar, energy storage, wind, grid edge and power market research in the Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables report store.

We add new in-depth market reports and timely research notes virtually every day.

Power & Renewables Report Store

Explore our latest research

Visit the store

Contact us

Want ongoing access to our research and data? Get in touch with our team.

Contact an Expert

Submit your details to find out more about how we can help you and your organisation