Research Roadmap for Cost and Technology Breakthroughs for Renewable Energy Generation
Crafting a research roadmap for advancing renewable energy generation technologies
Through a literature review, expert interviews and surveys, and multiple expert and public webinars, the roadmapping project produced both a Technical Assessment and Research Roadmap. While the Technical Assessment focused on the current state of renewable energy resources and research efforts in both California and nationally, the research roadmap pinpoints recommended initiatives which fill current technology gaps. The roadmap includes 17 recommended initiatives, with supporting background information including generation trends, resource assessment, cost and performance metrics, and technology area considerations. Two research initiatives are recommended for the following technologies: solar PV, concentrated solar power, land-based wind, geothermal, bioenergy, grid integration, and energy storage. The team recommended three research initiatives for offshore wind energy.
This project aims to develop a research roadmap to strategically frame research priorities, potential partnerships, and critical technology milestones to support EPIC portfolio decisions and accelerate progress toward more cost-competitive, flexible and reliable renewable energy generation, operation, and storage.
Cost is a significant barrier to greater renewable energy penetration in the California grid. This Research Roadmap aims to strategically frame research priorities, potential partnerships, and critical technology milestones to he
Key Project Members
Renewable Energy Consulting Services, Inc.
Solar Power Consulting