The landscape of the clean energy sector is changing drastically, and it has never been more important to keep up with the times.
According to Bloomberg’s ‘Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016’ report, renewables excluding large hydro, made up 53.6% of the gigawatt capacity of all new technologies installed in 2015. For the first time in history, it has represented the majority, demonstrating that a structural change is under way.
Last year saw global investment in renewables rise 5% to $285.9 billion, taking it above the previous record of $278.5 billion reached in 2011. Investment in renewables has now been running at more than $200 billion per year for the last six years with record amounts of investment going into energy-smart technologies such as energy storage and energy efficiency.
These findings tell tells us two things: Firstly, that the future is bright for clean energy, with an unprecedented amount of investment creating a wealth of worldwide opportunity. Secondly, they tell us that energy-smart technologies such as energy storage and clean tech are a rapidly expanding area of the industry, and one that’s becoming more and more crucial to the global shift towards renewables.
With this in mind, we have recently been focusing on expanding our expertise and network within the energy storage, e-mobility and clean tech sub-sectors. This, however, does not come at the expense of our proficiency within the solar PV sub-sector, which saw a significant increase in investment globally last year, proving that it continues to become even more of a key focus for the industry.
As countries all over the world switch on to renewable energy, we’re working more and more with new regions and booming new markets. From Germany to South-East Asia, we’re identifying the right people and putting them in the roles where they can thrive.
We’re staying firmly at the forefront of the industry, and it is our mission to give you the right talent so that you can too.
We operate across a number of clean energy sub-sectors including:
Solar photovoltaics have come to dominate the clean energy sector, with rapidly falling costs, speed to deploy and innovative funding models means solar PV is becoming increasingly popular. By the end of the decade, solar PV is expected to be cost competitive with retail electricity prices without subsidies in a significant portion of the world. Internationally renowned research company Navigant forecasts that annual revenue from solar PV installations will surpass $134 billion by 2020. Hyperion recruit across the solar PV installation and manufacturing supply-chain.
Energy storage is commonly held to be the great game-changer for renewables. Firstly, to address intermittency issues with solar PV and wind generation, but also energy storage could provide a host of benefits from domestic to utility scale. From householders using daytime produced solar energy at night, to utility scale services such as peak shaving, arbitrage, electric supply reserve capacity, frequency regulation, grid asset optimization, load following, spinning reserve, T&D upgrade deferral and Voltage Support. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Global Energy Storage Forecast, about 45GW and 81GWh of storage could be installed by 2024, representing an investment of USD$44bn.
In this nascent industry Hyperion recruit across the full range of energy storage technologies and scales including utility, commercial and industrial, residential and e-mobility.
E-mobility is one of the fastest growing sectors in the cleantech arena. In short e-mobility is a general term for the development of electric-powered drivetrains designed to shift vehicle design away from the use of fossil fuels and polluting emissions. This includes bikes, buses and boats as much as it includes cars, vans and trucks. Indeed we are seeing developments in electric air travel too. The e-mobility industry is driven by urbanisation, improving battery technology, national e-mobility plans, and city energy policy related to air-pollution.
According to a recent report from Navigant Research, global e-mobility device revenue is expected to grow from $25.6 billion in 2016 to $62.2 billion by 2025. Our clients operate across the supply chain, from vehicles, to batteries and components to EV charging infrastructure.
Clean tech is a term that covers a multitude of technologies, innovations and developments, in a range of sectors, including all of our other sector groups. At Hyperion our clean tech knowledge comes from work with clients in fuel cells, hydrogen transport and waste to energy. We continue to explore new markets and product developments where we can support start-ups and new innovation with talent and management to successfully develop clean tech.
Energy efficiency is of paramount importance to reducing the amount of energy we use. Businesses are increasingly looking for innovative ways of reducing their electricity consumption by switching to low-energy lighting and optimising building’s control systems. Energy efficiency slows down our energy demand which increases the impact that rising renewable energy supplies has on reducing our need for fossil fuels. According to the International Energy Agency, improved energy efficiency in buildings, industrial processes and transportation could reduce the world’s energy needs in 2050 by one third, and help control global emissions of greenhouse gases. LED lighting and voltage optimisation are two key areas in which Hyperion operates.
According to the International Energy Agency Investments worldwide in energy efficiency in buildings, which account for more than 30% of global energy demand, are estimated to be USD 90 billion and growing.
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