How to mix renewable energy technology, area development and business

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages89
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8491-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Technology
    Number281
    ISSN2242-1211

    Keywords

    • local energy
    • renewable
    • business
    • networks
    • collaboration

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