After experiencing a consistent expansion in the past few years, the solar and wind energy industries are risking a contraction due to the decline of financial contributions from governments and the still high uncertainty about their performance and ability to satisfy the ever-growing world’s energy demands, impacting the willingness to invest in solar and wind energy projects. In this context, IoT-enabled services for the solar and wind energy industries become critical to dissipate these doubts by reducing the variability of their energy production and increasing their yield, reducing the costs of operations and maintenance and thus providing quantifiable figures about their performance.
This report discusses how IoT technologies can help the solar and wind energy industries, describing the range of enabled services and their benefits and reviewing the available connectivity options and architectures.
In addition, the report presents ABI Research’s assessment of the solar and wind energy market, presenting a number forecasts about solar and wind energy installations and the number of M2M/IoT connections.
Finally, we will give an overview of the current vendor landscape, describing a number of market players that have distinguished themselves in terms of either market penetration or particularity of their solutions.