Our expertise in energy covers renewable energy sources such as solar, biomass, marine and wind power. Recently, we have further expanded our expertise to provide a wealth of information and analysis for technology issues of smart grids/cities, and carbon capture and storage. We also focus on areas such as energy efficiency, greenhouse gas reduction and regulations. We annually review EU countries' renewable energy sectors, focusing on opportunities and risks for investors. We also provide the latest information on the EU's environmental regulations and those of its member countries – this information is supplied to non-EU entities in both the public and private sectors, including research institutions and exporters.
Case Study #1: MENA Region Solar Power Sector
In 2009, London Research International undertook a comparative study of the solar power sector in the MENA region for a research institute affiliated with a Japanese bank. Eleven countries were examined, namely Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The project comprised summarising the current power market in these countries, the grid systems and interconnectors, electricity usage tariffs and government subsidies for energy, incentives for renewable power deployment, case studies of solar power projects developed or under development, and recommendations for development based on solar irradiation levels. The research included interviews with companies active in the industry in the MENA region.
Case Study #2: Financial Feasibility Assessment for Tidal and Wave Power Generation Projects in Scotland
London Research International (LRI) was contacted by a leading Japanese manufacturer to conduct a study identifying the mechanisms of ensuring financial feasibility of one wave and one tidal power project off the coast of Scotland’s Orkney Islands at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).
This report provides cash flow estimates for each case study, from the project’s setup, through to commercialisation and until the year 2045. Included are estimates of annual electricity production and sales, details of grants and equities available for each project, and initial capital expenditures. The report assesses financial feasibility on the basis of generation capacity, annual generation, RO circulation mechanisms, operation and construction costs, and calculations of investment returns. Also included are details of major stakeholders involved in each project’s development, including the UK and Scottish Governments, the Crown Estate, EMEC, local government, as well as venture and construction companies.
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