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カーボンナノチューブ技術による送電効率の改善

Improving Transmission Efficiency with Carbon Nanotube Technology

発行 Navigant Research 商品コード 621691
出版日 ページ情報 英文 8 Pages
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カーボンナノチューブ技術による送電効率の改善 Improving Transmission Efficiency with Carbon Nanotube Technology
出版日: 2018年03月29日 ページ情報: 英文 8 Pages
概要

当レポートでは、ユーティリティ部門向けカーボンナノチューブの市場を調査し、カーボンナノチューブ (CNT)の概要・特徴、電力グリッドにおけるCNTの用途、従来の材料に勝るCNTの利点、CNTの導入における障壁、ユーティリティ事業者およびベンダーへの提言などをまとめています。

調査内容

  • カーボンナノチューブ (CNT)とは?
  • 電力グリッドにおけるCNTの用途
  • グリッド統合に適したCNTのタイプ
  • 従来のグリッド材料に勝るCNTの利点とは?
  • 電力グリッドへのCNTの導入の障壁とは?
  • CNTの導入推進のためにユーティリティ事業者およびベンダーがすべきこととは?
目次
Product Code: AI-CNTE-18

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been a hot topic in the international science and technology industry since their discovery in 1991. A quick glance through nearly any mainstream technology publication around the world will yield dozens of articles and commentaries on the potential applications of CNTs in just about all industries. These articles include discussions of the CNT properties that make them ideal for transmission network cables and wiring. Utilities may be historically slow adopters of new technologies, but the benefits of CNTs are hard to ignore. Despite their grid efficiency and reliability benefits, CNTs bear a significant price tag, which poses a barrier to their eventual deployment across transmission and distribution (T&D) networks.

CNTs are unique due to their physical and chemical properties, which offer an extremely high strength-to-weight ratio and superior conductivity, among other characteristics. They can take many forms, each of which presents its own set of advantages and challenges in both manufacturing and deployment. Among the challenges that stand in the way of widespread adoption is the relative lack of cost-effective manufacturing capabilities to produce CNTs large enough for practical grid applications. Yet, by continuing to prioritize scientific development and building strong relationships between market contributors, key players in the CNT market have the potential to improve transmission network efficiency and reliability.

This Navigant Research report provides a snapshot of the global utility market for CNTs, highlighting significant CNT characteristics and discussing challenges for grid integration. The study provides an overview of CNTs and an analysis of the potential benefits they can provide to the electric grid. In addition, this report provides recommendations for utilities, vendors, and research labs on how to overcome current obstacles and drive eventual utility deployment.

Key Questions Addressed:

  • What are carbon nanotubes (CNTs)?
  • How can CNTs be used on the electric grid?
  • What kinds of CNTs are being studied for grid integration?
  • What are the benefits of CNTs over traditional grid materials?
  • What stands in the way of the deployment of CNTs for the electric grid?
  • What should utilities and vendors to do drive eventual CNT adoption?

Who needs this report?

  • Carbon nanotube vendors
  • Grid technology solutions providers
  • Transmission and distribution cable manufacturers
  • Nanotechnology companies
  • Utilities
  • Research labs and institutes
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

Spark

Context

Recommendations

CNTs Are Among the Most Significant Discovery in Materials Science in Decades

CNTs Will Significantly Affect the T&D Network - Eventually

  • CNTs Bring Real Potential
  • CNT Technology Is Not Quite There Yet
  • Scientific Development Pace Is Slow and Price Is High

Stay Focused, Partner Up, and Seek to Revolutionize

  • Labs Must Continue to Push the Envelope and Promote Discoveries
  • Vendors Must Partner with Utilities, Present Options, and Scale Manufacturing
  • Utilities Must Seek to Revolutionize Their Electric Grid
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