In the REmix - Renewable Energy Technology Mix research project the focus was in the potential benefits and challenges of colocating different renewable energy technologies. Strategic points of view were business, innovation and collaboration partnerships, project synergies, energy demand and supply, and costs. In the center of the project were three real life cases. The ideas and models were innovated in the context of these cases together with the case owners who participated the group meetings. For this work researchers provided initial data, energy calculations and general descriptions of the cases. All this grounded the work to the cases that were also visited at the place. In this publication we will first take a look into the nature of renewable energy markets and also the situation in Germany and Great Britain. Next we will discuss about the characteristics of renewable energy as business, like potential risks and investment related issues, emphasizing the financing models. An important part of the REmix project was the analysis and group discussions about the potential supplier network synergies. The findings have been presented over the project lifecycle phases. The case presentations are divided into four topics: introduction, energy demand, technological solution and business opportunities. Some observations made during the project are shortly discussed at the end of this report.
|Place of Publication||Espoo|
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Number of pages||89|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
- local energy
Ryynänen, T., Lumijärvi, A., Jussila, A., Hoang, H., Mikkola, M., Lanne, M., & Jähi, M. (2016). How to mix renewable energy technology, area development and business. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Technology, No. 281 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/technology/2016/T281.pdf