New Report on Small Hydropower Market 2011-2021 by Visiongain

10 Jan 2012 • by Natalie Aster

Small hydropower generation has been in existence for well over a century, with very little advancement in terms of the fundamental technology utilised to produce electricity. However, the pressing need for renewable energy and increased electrification for rural areas in the developing world has revitalised the marketplace, and has consequently led to the emergence of many opportunistic investments in small hydropower development. China has led the way, backed strongly by the UNFCCC's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and a strong commitment to increase national renewable energy generation. Others will likely follow suit to develop projects of 30 MW or less in size from their natural and man-made waterways.

According to the report “The Small Hydropower Market 2011-2021” by Visiongain, one of the key renewable energy markets over the next ten years. In-depth analyses and forecasts for both the market size and small hydropower capacity are given for the seven regional markets from 2011-2021.The report also examines the main drivers and restraints influencing the small hydropower market; examines individual national developments within each regional market, and provides a unique SWOT analysis for small hydropower technology. Our research indicates that global spending in 2011 on small hydropower projects will total $13.34bn, while small hydropower capacity will reach 97.7 GW.

Report Details:

The Small Hydropower Market 2011-2021
Published: November 2011
Pages: 152
Price: US$ 2.664,00

While the market is still heavily restricted - particularly in developed countries - by environmental and planning bureaucracy, the negligible impact on river systems by small hydropower plants should lead to governments removing this red tape. Renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction policies will also drive the small hydropower market into a new era of growth.

More information can be found in the report “The Small Hydropower Market 2011-2021” by Visiongain.

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