Hype Cycle for Emerging Energy Technologies, 2012

Archived Published: 27 July 2012 ID: G00234060


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Established emerging energy technologies are moving to mainstream adoption, while novel technologies reliant on public funding are stalling. Energy IT leaders need to understand the risks and move forward with caution.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off the Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • High-Temperature Superconductivity
      • Hydrogen Economy
      • Mobile Asset Optimization
    • At the Peak
      • Consumer Energy Storage
      • Thermal Energy Storage
      • Energy Storage (Renewables Integration)
      • Carbon Capture and Sequestration
      • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles/Electric Vehicles
      • Wave Power
      • Thermal/Concentrating Solar Power
      • Distributed Generation
      • Microgrids
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Combined Heat and Power
      • Biomass Electricity Generation
      • Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle
      • Tidal Power
      • Geothermal Power Generation
      • Energy Storage (Grid System)
      • Fuel Cells
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Energy Storage (UPS/Power Quality)
      • Photovoltaic Generation
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Wind Generation
      • Liquefied Natural Gas
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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