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Power is the backbone of any economy in today’s world. But the high price of fossil fuel is forcing countries to focus on renewable energy sources. As a result, more technologically-developed countries have replaced a considerable portion of their fossil fuel power with renewable sources to sustain concrete growth. But, according to “Wind Power: Opportunities in Emerging Markets”, emerging countries, who have just started their journeys, also need to maintain a robust power supply for a number of reasons: most of the emerging economies are preferred destinations for industrial and manufacturing plants set up by developed countries, development of power grid connectivity has boosted up the power consumption, and increasing population has fueled the power requirement in developing economies. However, rising fossil fuel prices are challenging the growth potential of these countries. Therefore, like developed countries, these nations too are adding renewable sources in their power mix.
For many of these emerging countries, wind power seems to be the best choice as it is relatively low cost than other renewable sources and is a cleaner source of energy. With technological development, wind will become a highly competitive source for power generation, creating business opportunities for manufacturing and material innovations. This, in turn, will boost the manufacturing sector of the emerging countries.
To analyze the market potential for wind industry in the emerging economies, we have selected countries based on various aspects, like market performance and power generation sources. This report also provides a brief description on key turbine manufacturing companies present in the emerging economies.
Key Findings of the Report:
- Total wind power installation in People’s Republic of China is projected to cross 100 GW by the end of 2020.
- Wind power industry will be the major focus area in India during its 11th Five Year Plan. – By the end of 2009, wind power installation in Turkey is anticipated to reach slightly less than 1 GW.
- In 2009, Brazil’s cumulative wind power installation is likely to exceed 1 GW mark. – It is expected that the wind power generation in Poland will go beyond 26 TWH by the end of 2020. – Egypt’s wind power installation is projected to cross 1 GW mark in 2009.
Key Issues and Facts Analyzed in the Report:
- Analysis of the power industry at country level to find out the prospects of industry growth. – Identification of factors that are infusing growth in wind industry at country level.
- Evaluation of growth trends of wind power installation.
- Quantifying the future growth of wind power installation in each country.
Research Methodology Used in the Report Information Sources: The information has been compiled from various authentic and reliable sources like books, newspapers, trade journals, white papers, industry portals, government agencies, trade associations, monitoring industry news and developments, and access to more than 3000 paid databases.
Analysis Method RNCOS industry forecast and analysis is based on various macro- and microeconomic factors, sector and industry specific databases, and our in-house statistical and analytical model. This model takes into account the past and current trends in an economy, and more specifically in an industry, to bring out an objective market analysis. Our industry experts study the relationship between various industry and economic variables to ensure the required accuracy and desired check on the quality of data and information given in the report.
About RNCOS: RNCOS, incorporated in the year 2002, is an industry research firm. We are a team of industry experts who analyze data collected from credible sources. We provide industry insights and analysis that helps corporations to take timely and accurate business decision in today’s globally competitive environment.
Improving energy efficiency and conservation around the house requires a certain attention to detail. There are a multitude of electronic appliances that populate the modern home. Knowing how many watts of electricity each appliances uses is a key step toward reducing your electricity consumption. You’ll know which ones to trade in for newer, more efficient models- creating a general awareness and knowledge that will aide in all of your energy conserving endeavors.
Figuring out how many watts of electricity an appliance uses is typically very easy. It is generally printed right on the device. It will either be stamped on it somewhere or printed on a nameplate that is usually affixed to the back.
If the number of watts is not printed on the device, then look for the current, in amperes (A), and voltage (V). Most appliances, from stereos to toaster ovens, use 120 volts (the maximum voltage for a standard outlet). Larger appliances, such as clothes dryers, may use 240-volt outlets. To find a unit’s wattage, simply multiply the amps and the volts. For example, a device drawing 5.0 A at 120 volts is using 600 Watts of electricity.
In the typical home, water heaters use by far the most amount of electricity, drawing 4500-5500 watts when running. The clothes dryer, dishwasher, and vacuum cleaner are also big electricity users. Just remember that an individual appliance’s cost to each household is different based on how much the appliance is used. For example, a laptop computer typically uses only 50 W of electricity (somewhat less in sleep mode) and a dryer may use 5000. But if the computer is left on 24 hours a day, and the dryer is rarely used because you dry your clothes outside on a line, then suddenly the smaller, more efficient computer has the higher cost in electricity. Being energy efficient is as much about lifestyle and the way we use the products we purchase as it is about the products themselves.
Bear in mind that the wattage listed on an electronic device is its peak level of consumption. That is to say that electronics such as stereos, with volume controls, may not be drawing the maximum number of watts at all times. It all depends on the setting.
When evaluating the energy efficiency of any device, it is also important to factor in “phantom” loads, or the small amount of electricity that a device draws, even when it is switched off. Televisions, stereos, computers, all such devices carry phantom loads. These are small amounts but can really add up, especially considering the number of appliances in the average home. To avoid this issue, either unplug appliances when unused, or plug several into a power strip and then switch the strip off when the group is not in commission. The power strip method is an excellent choice for computer desks and home entertainment centers, where all components are typically used or shut off at the same time.
For more information on calculating electricity consumption and cost, including a list of common wattages for household appliances, see the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) website.
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