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Rethink Energy Research

Rethink Energy is the only service specifically designed to explain and forecast the changing energy landscape and its investment possibilities as renewables begin to take over from conventional fossil fuels

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    Rethink Energy is about rethinking the generation of electricity on a global scale. We focus on the countries which are the largest users of electricity or which have the greatest possibilities in renewable energy, and blend these together into a single Annual Primary Electricity forecast. Its components are each available separately and include projections for solar, wind, hydro, and nuclear, the decline of coal and gas, and the multiple uses of the emerging hydrogen marketplace including making steel and cement.

    We have also modeled any fresh use of electricity such as charging Electric Vehicles, producing Ammonia to fuel shipping, and the transition from gas to electricity in home heating.

    We believe that our model shows the rise of many new markets which will require investment and which will yield extraordinary returns. Many of these are represented in the rise of Gigafactories – manufacturing environments within which 1GW or more of capacity are made each year in batteries, novel energy storage, electrolyzers, fuel cells and heat pumps, as energy ceases to be quite so project oriented, and becomes more commoditized.

    Rethink Energy will also give indicators and clues of the speed at which fossil fuel markets will evaporate.

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    • Rethink Energy offers weekly analysis and each year produces at least 20 research papers, start-up interviews, 10 forecasts along with a weekly podcast. These are all available for a single corporate subscription price, although some start-ups and specialist firms may be allowed to purchase an individual piece of research if they request it. Email [email protected] with any requests for information.
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  • 2022
  • Aug
    The swelling pipeline of electrolyzer gigafactories
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  • Aug
    Polysilicon manufacturing forecast to 2030 - Video preview
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  • Aug
    Polysilicon manufacturing forecast to 2030 - Video Explanation and Update
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      This video was produced by our solar expert Andries Wantenaar as an update to his previously published forecast ‘Polysilicon manufacturing forecast to 2030’.

      In the video, Andries discusses in detail: the price of polysilicon and solar modules; what has influenced changes in price and the production capacity of major polysilicon manufacturers.

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      Purchase of one report automatically gives you access to all other Rethink Energy material for one year by annual subscription.
      Discounted not-for-profit / academic rates available. Occasionally, certain reports are made available for one-off purchase.
      All inquiries, please contact Simon Thompson at [email protected]
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  • Aug
    BESS to see mass adoption of alternative batteries alongside li-ion; Energy Storage Forecast to 2050
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      Global 4 hour energy storage on the grid to rise from 67 GWh of storage last year to a massive 12,147 GWh by 2050.

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      Purchase of one report automatically gives you access to all other Rethink Energy material for one year by annual subscription.
      Discounted not-for-profit / academic rates available. Occasionally, certain reports are made available for one-off purchase.
      All inquiries, please contact Simon Thompson at [email protected]
      For UK, price shown includes VAT @ 20%. A VAT receipt will be sent separately.

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  • Jul
    Global Solar Forecast to 2050
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      Solar installs rise by 5X by 2038 says new Rethink Energy report
      Global Solar Forecast 2050 is the most progressive solar report ever produced, a 38 page forecast of all solar technologies and installations out to 2050.

      Country breakdowns of top 33 countries showing 22.9 TW of solar by 2050.

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      Purchase of one report automatically gives you access to all other Rethink Energy material for one year by annual subscription.
      Discounted not-for-profit / academic rates available. Occasionally, certain reports are made available for one-off purchase.
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  • Jul
    Talking with Start ups: How e-Zinc plans to own long duration storage
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      Peter White interviews James Larsen, the CEO of E-Zinc in Canada

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      Purchase of one report automatically gives you access to all other Rethink Energy material for one year by annual subscription.
      Discounted not-for-profit / academic rates available. Occasionally, certain reports are made available for one-off purchase.
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  • Jul
    Rethink analysis of future zero emissions in transport: Harry Morgan
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      Harry takes us through the Annual Primary Electricity report calculations and their effect on transport and quantifies how much power the electrification of transport will require.

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      Purchase of one report automatically gives you access to all other Rethink Energy material for one year by annual subscription.
      Discounted not-for-profit / academic rates available. Occasionally, certain reports are made available for one-off purchase.
      All inquiries, please contact Simon Thompson at [email protected]
      For UK, price shown includes VAT @ 20%. A VAT receipt will be sent separately.

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  • Jun
    Heavy duty transport transition WILL rely more on hydrogen than batteries
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      Purchase of one report automatically gives you access to all other Rethink Energy material for one year by annual subscription.
      Discounted not-for-profit / academic rates available. Occasionally, certain reports are made available for one-off purchase.
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  • Jun
    Talking to Start ups; Plasma Kinetics, storing hydrogen on thin film
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      A start up that has been around for years, and may finally bring out its first product, a way of storing Hydrogen

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      Purchase of one report automatically gives you access to all other Rethink Energy material for one year by annual subscription.
      Discounted not-for-profit / academic rates available. Occasionally, certain reports are made available for one-off purchase.
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  • May
    Talking with start-ups: SunOyster Systems
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      How SunOyster has blended CSP and PV together into one heat and power solar system

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      Purchase of one report automatically gives you access to all other Rethink Energy material for one year by annual subscription.
      Discounted not-for-profit / academic rates available. Occasionally, certain reports are made available for one-off purchase.
      All inquiries, please contact Simon Thompson at [email protected]
      For UK, price shown includes VAT @ 20%. A VAT receipt will be sent separately.

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