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Talking to guests and media at the launch event, Venus Teoh, International Brand Director for Tiger Beer, shared: "True to our spirit of uncaging creativity and providing a platform for emerging talent to the world, Tiger Beer has brought together our partner WWF, the co-creative directors of KENZO, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, and four handpicked young artists to create the limited edition Rare Stripes collection."

"This collection is another one of the ways we're raising global awareness and funds for endangered wild tigers. We want people to take action to save the wild tigers, our beloved brand icon, from extinction," she continued.

Michael Baltzer, Leader of Tigers Alive Initiative (WWF) added: "Every day we see tigers used in popular culture - in fashion motifs, on premium products and on billboards. Yet, tigers in the wild are in danger of becoming extinct. WWF is a leader in an ambitious global effort to double wild tigers but the tiger needs every help it can get. We are therefore delighted to have this powerful partnership with Tiger Beer and KENZO. We hope it sets a new wave of action and awareness from other brands for wild tigers."

KENZO's co-creative directors, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim and the four emerging artists that designed the collection were also present to launch the collection. Urging guests to lend their support to the cause, Humberto shared: "Carol and I had been hoping to work with WWF for some time and we were delighted that Tiger Beer brought us together. We hope our collaboration with WWF and these four great artists for this important cause will inspire people around the world to learn more about saving wild tigers. The reality is that if we don't take action now, we could very easily lose these animals forever."  

The four artists hailing from Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and the United States also drew inspiration from their trip to Cambodia where they worked closely with Leon and Lim to design the collection and heard from Phurba Lendhup, a WWF Wildlife Specialist from Bhutan, first-hand about the plight of wild tigers.

The launch event, which hosted over 150 guests and members of the media, provided an exclusive preview of the eight unique designs available for sale in the collection, aptly displayed within coat hangers fashioned out of snare wire traditionally used in poaching, in a bid to further drive home the plight of wild tigers.

The Rare Stripes collection officially drops at 3pm on July 21, with a limited number available via selected KENZO retail stores internationally from the beginning of August. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the collection, which is made using Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) compliant organic cotton, will go to WWF in support of doubling the world's wild tiger population.

This is the second year of a six-year partnership between Tiger Beer and WWF to support WWF's global efforts in tiger conservation. The first year of the WWF partnership featured the successful #3890Tigers campaign, which invited people from around the world to pledge against illegal tiger trade by merging their 'selfies' with one of six bespoke tiger artworks created by global artists using the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology.

For more information about the Tiger Beer x WWF partnership, their collaboration with KENZO and the Rare Stripes collection, please visit http://tigerbeer.com/rarestripes and #rarestripes.

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Tiger Beer was born in 1932 on the streets of Singapore. A stone's throw away from the equator, its unique tropical lagering technique meant it was able to brew a beer that would keep Asia cool. In 2015, it started using the rays of the tropical sun for brewing, with over 8,000 solar panels installed on the rooftop of its facility in Singapore. Now, every Tiger Beer consumed in Singapore is brewed by the sun. Furthering its commitment towards global sustainability, 2017 has also seen Tiger Beer take Air-Ink, the world's first ink created from air pollution, to the streets of the world through creative collaborations with the best emerging artists, creating beautiful artworks out of pollution. Tiger Beer is the number one premium beer in Asia, and the world's fastest growing premium beer, available in more than 50 markets across the globe. For more information, please visit http://www.tigerbeer.com .


HEINEKEN is the world's most international brewer. It is the leading developer and marketer of premium beer and cider brands. Led by the Heineken® brand, the Group has a portfolio of more than 300 international, regional, local and speciality beers and ciders. We are committed to innovation, long-term brand investment, disciplined sales execution and focused cost management. Through "Brewing a Better World", sustainability is embedded in the business and delivers value for all stakeholders. HEINEKEN has a well-balanced geographic footprint with leadership positions in both developed and developing markets. We employ over 80,000 employees and operate breweries, malteries, cider plants and other production facilities in more than 70 countries. Heineken N.V. and Heineken Holding N.V. shares trade on the Euronext in Amsterdam. Prices for the ordinary shares may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbols HEIA NA and HEIO NA and on Reuters under HEIN.AS and HEIO.AS. HEINEKEN has two sponsored level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programmes: Heineken N.V. (OTCQX: HEINY) and Heineken Holding N.V. (OTCQX: HKHHY). Most recent information is available on HEINEKEN's website: http://www.theHEINEKENcompany.com and follow us on Twitter via @HEINEKENCorp.


WWF is one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in more than 100 countries and territories. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. Visit http://www.panda.org/news for latest news and media resources and follow us on Twitter @WWF_media.


KENZO was founded by Japanese designer, Kenzo Takada in Paris in 1970. With its colorful prints and declaration of freedom, KENZO shook up the couture codes of the time by irreverently breaking the rules. In 2011, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim took post as Co-Creative Directors. At the core of their approach, travel, culture and fashion manifest in all that they do. KENZO has become known for its groundbreaking collaborations with avant-garde artists, musicians, actors, and designers. During their time at KENZO, Carol and Humberto have created a successful perfume, "KENZO World", introduced a new line "KENZO - La Collection Memento" and have opened new stores in Paris, Barcelona, Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai.

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DUBLIN, July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The "Automotive Paints Market by Type, Resin, Technology, Paint Equipment, Texture, Content, ICE & EVs, Refinish, and Region - Global Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The automotive paints market is estimated to be USD 8.74 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 10.65 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 2.88% from 2018 to 2025.

The demand for automotive paints is driven by the increasing demand for vehicles; whereas, technologies and R&D investments are influenced by government regulations.

However, advancements in automotive safety technologies have resulted in the reduced number of accidents, which, in turn, is a restraint for the automotive refinish paints market.

Waterborne technology is estimated to have the largest share in automotive paints market, by technology

The major advantage of waterborne paint is its low toxicity and flammability due to lower VOC levels. Paints based on this technology have excellent adhesion and greater heat resistance compared to solvent-based paints.

Owing to stringent emission regulations such as Regulation, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH), countries in Europe are reducing the use of solvent-borne paints and have shifted towards eco-friendly waterborne paints.

North America and Europe are estimated to showcase the largest usage rate for waterborne paints and are projected to grow at a steady pace over the forecast period.

Developing markets such as India and China are also switching to water-based paints, thus increasing the demand for waterborne paints over the forecast period.

Asia Oceania to dominate the automotive paints market

The automotive industry in the Asia Oceania region has been dynamic over the past few years and has seen an increase in the annual production of passenger and commercial vehicles. As a result, in the recent years, Asia Oceania has emerged as a hub for automobile production.

As compared to the region's substantial population, the vehicle ownership is low, making Asia Oceania an attractive market for global manufacturers. With the increasing vehicle production, the demand for paint will also increase, making increasing vehicle production the single biggest driver of the Asia Oceania automotive paints market.

Currently, due to the lack of strict VOC regulations, the usage of waterborne paints is lower than that in the western countries. This situation, however, is expected to change in the future and the demand for waterborne coating is projected to increase.

These factors combined, Asia Oceania is projected to be the largest automotive paint market over the forecast period.

Key Topics Covered

1 Introduction

1.1 Objectives of the Study

1.2 Market Definition

1.3 Market Scope

1.3.1 Markets Covered

1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study

1.4 Currency

1.5 Package Size

1.6 Limitations

1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology

2.1 Research Data

2.2 Secondary Data

2.2.1 Key Secondary Sources

2.3 Primary Data

2.4 Factor Analysis

2.4.1 Introduction

2.4.2 Demand-Side Analysis Increasing Vehicle Production Changing Consumer Preferences Shaping the Refinish Market

2.4.3 Supply-Side Analysis Advancements in Paint Technologies

2.5 Market Size Estimation

2.5.1 Bottom-Up Approach

2.5.2 Top-Down Approach

2.6 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation

2.7 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights

4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Automotive Paints Market (2016-2025)

4.2 Automotive Paints Market, By Paint Type

4.3 Automotive Paints Market, By Technology

4.4 Automotive Paints Market, By Resin Type

4.5 Automotive Paints Market, By Texture

4.6 Automotive Paints Market, By Vehicle Type

4.7 Automotive Paints Market, By Content

4.8 Automotive Paints Market, By Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Type

4.9 Automotive Paints Market, By Region

4.10 Automotive Refinish Paints Market, By Resin Type

4.11 Automotive Paints Market, By Painting Equipment Type

4.12 Automotive Paints Market, By Channel

5 Market Overview

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Market Dynamics

5.2.1 Drivers Stringent Emission Regulations and Environmental Concerns for Paint Manufacturing Process to Enhance the Market for Eco-Friendly Paints Increasing Reach of Organized Players in the Refinish Market to Drive the Automotive Refinish Market

5.2.2 Restraints Advancements in Automotive Safety Technologies Reduce Accidents, Thus Restricting the Refinish Market

5.2.3 Opportunity Innovative Paint Technologies to Create Opportunities for Paint Manufacturers Powder Coating to Create New Opportunities Owing to Growth in Demand for Premium and Ultra-Premium Cars

5.2.4 Challenges Reducing Paint Wastage During the Paint Production Rapid Change in Consumer Preferences is A Big Challenge for Automotive Paint Manufacturers

5.2.5 Macro Indicators Introduction Premium Vehicle Sales as A Percentage of Total Sales GDP (USD Billion) GNI Per Capita, Atlas Method (USD) GDP Per Capita PPP (USD)

5.2.6 Us

5.2.7 China

5.2.8 Japan

6 Automotive Paints Market, By Paint Type

Note - The Chapter is Further Segmented at Regional Level (Asia Oceania, Europe, North America, and RoW)

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Electrocoat

6.3 Primer

6.4 Basecoat

6.5 Clearcoat

7 Automotive Paints Market, By Technology

Note - The Chapter is Further Segmented at Regional Level (Asia Oceania, Europe, North America, and RoW)

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Solvent-Borne

7.3 Waterborne

7.4 Powder Coating

8 Automotive Paints Market, By Resin Type

Note - The Chapter is Further Segmented at Regional Level (Asia Oceania, Europe, North America, and RoW)

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Polyurethane

8.3 Epoxy

8.4 Acrylic

8.5 Other Resins

9 Automotive Paints Market, By Texture

Note - The Chapter is Further Segmented at Regional Level (Asia Oceania, Europe, North America, and RoW)

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Solid Texture

9.3 Metallic Texture

9.4 Matte Finish Paints

9.5 Pearlescent Paints

9.6 Solar Reflective Paints

10 Automotive Paints Market, By Content

Note: The Chapter is Segmented By Electrocoat (Water, Resin, Pigments & Addtives), Basecoat (Solventbourne- Petroleum Based Solvent, Resin & Binder, Pigment & Colorant, Silicone Polymenrs & Additives, Waterbourne - Silicone Polymenrs & Additives, Water, Resin & Binder, Petroleum Based Solvent, Pigment & Colorant) and Clearcoat (Solventbourne - Petroleum Based Solvent, Resin & Binder, Pigment & Colorant, Silicone Polymenrs & Additives , Waterbourne - Silicone Polymenrs & Additives, Water, Resin & Binder, Petroleum Based Solvent, Pigment & Colorant)

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Electrocoat, By Content

10.3 Solvent-Borne Paints, By Content

10.4 Waterborne Paints, By Content

11 Automotive Paints Market, By Painting Equipment Type

Note: The Chapter is Further Segmented at Regional Level (Asia Oceania, Europe, North America, and RoW)

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Airless Spray Gun

11.3 Electrostatic Spray Gun

12 Automotive Paints Market, By Vehicle Type

Note - The Chapter is Further Segmented at Regional Level (Asia Oceania, Europe, North America, and RoW)

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Passenger Car

12.3 Light Commercial Vehicle

12.4 Trucks

12.5 Buses

13 Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Paints Market, By Region

Note - The Chapter is Further Segmented at Regional Level (Asia Oceania, Europe, North America, and RoW)

13.1 Introduction

13.2 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)

13.3 Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)

13.4 Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV)

14 Automotive Refinish Paints Market, By Resin Type

Note: The Chapter is Further Segmented By Resin Type and Further It is Segmented at Regional Level (Asia Oceania, Europe, North America, and RoW)

14.1 Introduction

14.2 Polyurethane

14.3 Epoxy

14.4 Acrylic

14.5 Other Resins

15 Automotive Paints Market, By Region

Note: The Chapter is Further Segmented at Country Level and By Paint Type (Electrocoat, Primer, Basecoat and Clearcoat)

15.1 Introduction

15.2 North America

15.2.1 US

15.2.2 Mexico

15.2.3 Canada

15.3 Asia Oceania

15.3.1 China

15.3.2 Japan

15.3.3 South Korea

15.3.4 India

15.3.5 Asia Oceania Others

15.4 Europe

15.4.1 Germany

15.4.2 France

15.4.3 UK

15.4.4 Italy

15.4.5 Spain

15.4.6 Europe Others

15.5 Rest of the World (RoW)

15.5.1 Brazil

15.5.2 Russia

15.5.3 South Africa

15.5.4 RoW Others

16 Competitive Landscape

16.1 Overview

16.2 Automotive Paints: Market Share Analysis

16.2.1 OEM Paint Market

16.2.2 Refinish Paint Market

16.3 Competitive Scenario

16.3.1 Expansions

16.3.2 Supply Contracts

16.3.3 New Product Launches/Developments

16.3.4 Partnerships/Joint Ventures

16.3.5 Mergers/Acquisitions

17 Company Profiles

17.1 PPG

17.2 BASF

17.3 Axalta

17.4 Akzonobel

17.5 Sherwin Williams

17.6 Kansai

17.7 Solvay

17.8 Valspar

17.9 Covestro

17.10 3M

17.11 DOW Chemical

17.12 KCC

17.13 Nippon Paint

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DUBLIN, June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The "User Activity Monitoring Market by Component, Technology Type (Behavior Analytics, Log Management), Application Area (System, Application, File, Network Monitoring), Deployment Mode, Organization Size, Vertical, and Region - Global Forecast to 2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

It is expected that the global User Activity Monitoring (UAM) market size to grow from USD 1,071.3 Million in 2018 to USD 3,335.7 Million by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 25.5% during the forecast period.

The growing need for enhanced control over employees and third-party vendors in enterprises, along with the need to meet stringent compliances, has led enterprises of all sizes to adopt UAM solutions for critical information protection. Moreover, cloud-based deployment is gaining high traction in the market, as it requires less capital investment, and helps decrease the operational and maintenance costs, and reduce the management's efforts.

Cloud UAM solutions are available according to customer's demand, wherein a customer can start or stop any service, at will. UAM solutions help organizations optimize the employee productivity, protect sensitive data, applications, and comply with stringent regulations.

UAM solutions include various technologies, such as behavior analytics, log management, auditing and reporting, and others (visual forensics and user activity alerting). The behavior analytics technology is expected to dominate the User Activity Monitoring market and is estimated to have a larger market share in 2018. The auditing and reporting technology is expected to play a key role in changing the UAM market landscape and is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, as global organizations are highly proactive toward improving employee productivity and protecting the sensitive information from insider threats.

The cloud deployment mode is a faster-growing mode in the User Activity Monitoring market, as it benefits organizations with increased scalability, speed, 24/7 services, and enhanced management capabilities. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) continue to opt for the cloud deployment, as the on-demand model can help them to avoid costs pertaining to hardware, software, storage, and technical staff.

Key Topics Covered

1 Introduction

1.1 Objectives Of The Study

1.2 Market Definition

1.3 Market Scope

1.4 Years Considered For The Study

1.5 Currency

1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology

2.1 Research Data

2.1.1 Secondary Data

2.1.2 Primary Data Breakdown Of Primaries Key Industry Insights

2.2 Market Size Estimation

2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach

2.2.2 Top-Down Approach

2.3 Research Assumptions And Limitations

2.3.1 Limitations

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights

4.1 Attractive Market Opportunities In The User Activity Monitoring Market

4.2 User Activity Monitoring Market, By Component, 2018-2023

4.3 User Activity Monitoring Market, By Service, 2018-2023

4.4 User Activity Monitoring Market, By Vertical And Region

5 Market Overview And Industry Trends

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Market Dynamics

5.2.1 Drivers Need For Enhanced Control Over Employees And Third-Party Vendors In Enterprises Increasing Need Among Organizations To Optimize The Employee Productivity Lack Of Experts In The Cybersecurity Profession Stringent Regulatory Compliances And Adoption Of The Best Uam Practices

5.2.2 Restraints High Cost Of Innovation For Developing Robust Uam Solutions

5.2.3 Opportunities Integration Of Uam Solutions With Iam And Siem

5.2.4 Challenges Managing The User Privacy

5.3 Functioning Of User Activity Monitoring Tools

5.4 Innovation Spotlight

6 User Activity Monitoring Market, By Component

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Solution

6.3 Services

6.3.1 Managed Services

6.3.2 Professional Services Consulting Services Training And Education Support And Maintenance

7 User Activity Monitoring Market, By Technology Type

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Behavior Analytics

7.3 Log Management

7.4 Auditing And Reporting

7.5 Others

8 User Activity Monitoring Market, By Installation Type

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Proxy-Based

8.3 Agent-Based

9 User Activity Monitoring Market, By Application Area

9.1 Introduction

9.2 System Monitoring

9.3 Application Monitoring

9.4 File Monitoring

9.5 Network Monitoring

9.6 Database Monitoring

10 User Activity Monitoring Market, By Deployment Mode

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Cloud

10.3 On-Premises

11 User Activity Monitoring Market, By Organization Size

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Small And Medium-Sized Enterprises

11.3 Large Enterprises

12 User Activity Monitoring Market, By Vertical

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Government And Defense

12.3 Banking, Financial Services, And Insurance

12.4 It And Telecom

12.5 Healthcare

12.6 Retail

12.7 Manufacturing

12.8 Energy And Utilities

12.9 Others

13 User Activity Monitoring Market, By Region

13.1 Introduction

13.2 North America

13.3 Europe

13.4 Asia Pacific

13.5 Middle East And Africa

13.6 Latin America

14 Competitive Landscape

14.1 Overview

14.2 Market Ranking

14.3 Competitive Scenario

14.3.1 New Product Launches And Product Upgradations

14.3.2 Partnerships, Collaborations, And Agreements

14.3.3 Acquisitions

15 Company Profiles

15.1 Introduction

15.2 Micro Focus

15.3 Splunk

15.4 Rapid7

15.5 Forcepoint

15.6 Digital Guardian

15.7 Solarwinds

15.8 Securonix

15.9 Imperva

15.10 Logrhythm

15.11 Sumo Logic

15.12 Balabit

15.13 Observeit

15.14 Dtex Systems

15.15 Wallix

15.16 Teramind

15.17 Veriato

15.18 Syskit

15.19 Ekran System

15.20 Netfort

15.21 Manageengine

15.22 Cyberark

15.23 Centrify

15.24 Netwrix

15.25 Birch Grove Software

15.26 TSFactory

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RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kumbaya (www.Kumbaya.co), the company bringing sustainable power, connectivity and content to off-grid communities globally, today announced the addition of Silvia Prickel to its Board of Directors. An IT Service Management certified professional, and Six Sigma Black Belt, Ms. Prickel is a veteran Information Technology executive with a proven track record of leading, managing and delivering highly successful business solutions to achieve revenue and efficiency targets. With more than two decades of expertise driving digital disruption and engineering technology to institute revolutionary change, Ms. Prickel joins the Kumbaya board of directors as the company readies its global introduction and roll-out of zeroXess, Kumbaya’s solution to connect the next billion.

Maintaining core expertise in business strategy and optimization, organizational change management, and IT service management, Ms. Prickel currently serves as Managing Director of Application Development for United Airlines, where she has spent the past 12-years in the IT department. Ms. Prickel recently assumed responsibility for United Airlines’ Connected Aircraft Program focused on delivering on-board connectivity and entertainment to enhance the customer experience and enable mobility for the crew.

“As a woman in the information technology industry I am gratified to be able to lend my expertise and experience to Kumbaya to help drive forward the company’s mission to connect the unconnected, and specifically to connect women in off-grid communities with the resources for literacy, improved healthcare, and gender equality,” said Silvia Prickel. “The technology challenge of providing connectivity to remote, off-grid communities is similar in many ways to the challenges my team and I have successfully tackled at United Airlines, providing connectivity inflight. I’ve spent the past 12-years at United Airlines leading the enterprise quality and release management team that digitized and automated inflight service, forever changing the way people experience commercial airlines. It’s time to bring that same kind of positive disruption to off-grid communities, connecting the next billion.”

Known for her thought leadership, Ms. Prickel is a sought-after keynote speaker at technology conferences around the world, and has co-authored three books for IT Professionals. An active member of the Project Management Institute Council, and the Evolving Executives Network, Ms. Prickel currently serves on the Board of Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP), the Board of Directors of WebServes, is the president of uIMPACT, and is the first women Metropolitan (ClubCorp) Board Chair. Ms. Prickel earned her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from Clarke University.

“Ms. Prickel has the core IT expertise and vision to ensure zeroXess is taking advantage of the latest technology advances to deliver on the promise of connecting the unconnected,” said Kumbaya CEO, Mike Freni. “Her proven track record for digital disruption and technology revolution is just the experience Kumbaya needs to capitalize on the off-grid connectivity opportunity.”

Kumbaya’s zeroXess platform is a modular solar-powered system to bring energy, connectivity and content to off-grid populations, refugee camps, and areas cut off from the world by natural disasters. The zeroXess solution includes solar power collection hardware, a single board computer, a platform for managing electricity, connectivity and information, and the Kumbaya Content Library.

“Industry analysts predict off-grid solar devices like Kumbaya’s zeroXess will bring power to nearly 800 million people in the next two years, electrifying the market as technology performance and cost improvements drive adoption globally,” said Ms. Prickel. “With market sizing numbers like these, and disruptive innovations like Kumbaya is bringing to market, there is truly hope that we can and will connect the next billion, connecting the unconnected to break the cycle of extreme poverty around the world. Kumbaya is on the cusp of something that’s going to completely change the world, and I’m honored to play a part in this technology-driven revolution.”

About Kumbaya

Kumbaya is “Connecting the Unconnected,” bringing sustainable power, connectivity and content to off-grid communities globally. Energy powers connectivity. Connectivity powers knowledge. And knowledge powers social and economic progress. Kumbaya’s mission is to create sustainable solutions that enable the under-served, unconnected people of our world to transform their lives. With this in mind, Kumbaya built zeroXess, a solar-powered home energy and communications platform that is affordable, reliable and sustainable, to ensure there is always electricity, light, connectivity, and access to the information of the world. Founded in 2016, Kumbaya is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Learn more at www.Kumbaya.co.

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DOVER, N.J., July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To continue bringing the most functional timepieces to outdoor adventurers, Casio America, Inc. is proud to again take part in the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2018 in Denver, Colorado, from July 22-26. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience Casio's timepieces booth on the convention floor and in the great outdoors. During the July 22nd Demo Day Experience at Confluence and Commons Park in Downtown Denver, attendees can experience Casio's timepieces firsthand by visiting Casio's booth (#D511) and participating in treks guided by ViewRanger. From July 23-26, Casio will be onsite at the Colorado Convention Center for the official start of the summer market and attendees can see demos in the Company's booth (#44154 - Upper Level).

"At Casio, we know how important it can be for outdoor enthusiasts to have the latest gear for their adventures, which is why we continue to strive to provide a range of technologies for every activity," said David Johnson, Vice President of Casio's Timepiece Division. "When it comes to staying connected and having gear that is built for toughness, Casio's PRO TREK and G-SHOCK timepieces can't be beat, and we are thrilled to be at Outdoor Retailer again to show off our versatile portfolio to the industry."

A Smart Watch for the Outdoors

This season, Casio has expanded its popular PRO TREK Smart Outdoor timepieces with the addition of the WSD-F20A. This rugged and connected timepiece offers the hallmark features outdoor enthusiasts have come to know and rely upon, but at a lower, more affordable price point. Powered by the Wear OS by Google operating system, users can tap into low-power GPS and full color maps with navigation even when the watch is offline. The WSD-F20A supports a wide range of outdoor and water activities and can be used in areas without cellular service, freeing up users to fully enjoy their adventures.

Designed with indigo accents, a soft black urethane band and buckle, button guards, a protective bezel, and three large side buttons, the WSD-F20A offers enhanced design and operability, making it an essential piece of everyday gear. The WSD-F20A also features water resistance up to 50 meters, military standard 810G durability as well as an altimeter, barometer, compass, activity tracker and more.

MASTER OF G for Rugged Wear

Sometimes situations require adventurers to push beyond their limits, to be strong and invincible. Whether on water, on land or in the air – they can always rely on the G-SHOCK MASTER OF G series, even under the most extreme conditions. The watches not only impress with their pure toughness and innovative features such as Triple Sensor technology (altimeter/barometer, thermometer and digital compass), but also through their sporty look.

In particular, the MASTER OF G RANGEMAN GPRB1000 solar GPS comes equipped with premium features such as Triple Sensor technology, mud resistance and low-temperature resistance. In addition, the GPRB1000 is capable of GPS navigation to guide adventurers during their outdoor activities. It also incorporates a new dual task display that can show current time, date and world time split with the user's choice of navigation path, barometric graph or sunrise/sunset data. Additionally, using Bluetooth®, the watch pairs with a smartphone to connect with the G-SHOCK Connected app, allowing the user to create routes or manage log data in the app. Each timepiece boasts a carbon fiber insert band, stainless steel black IP buckle and bezel, sapphire glass crystal, high-contrast MIP (Memory In Pixel) display and super LED backlight, as well as 3,300 almanac points for accurate tide and moon data. In a first for G-SHOCK, the watch also features a ceramic case back, which supports wireless charging and high sensitivity GPS reception. Lastly, it features water resistance up to 200 meters, daily alarms, stopwatch and countdown timer, and more. 

For more information on Casio's PRO TREK collection of timepieces, please visit https://wsd.casio.com/ and https://protrek.casio.com/. For information on G-SHOCK timepieces, please visit www.gshock.com.      

About PRO TREK Smart

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DUBLIN, July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The "Global High-Altitude Aeronautics Platform Station (HAAPS) Market: Focus on Platform (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Airships, Balloons, Tethered Aerostats and Tethered Drones), Payload, and End-Users - Analysis and Forecast, 2018-2028" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The HAAPS market generated a revenue of $3,756.8 million in 2017, with military end-user holding the highest share.

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) market accounts for a large share in overall revenue generated. The high share of UAVs is mainly attributed to the growing need of UAVs for surveillance across defense agencies. Additionally, several manufacturers are conducting research on the development of solar-powered UAV for its use in providing internet connectivity to remote areas.

North America, followed by Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest-of-the-world, is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period (2018-2028). The United States is the leading country in the HAAPS market, globally and the country is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR with China dominating the market in this region. This region is growing at a much faster rate as compared to North America and Europe due to continuous efforts by both the government and HAAPS manufacturers.

Some of the key players in the HAAPS market include: Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Airbus, TCOM L.P., Thales Alenia Space, Bye Aerospace, Raven Aerostar, Google, Facebook, and Augur RosAeroSystems.

The following points provide a concrete description of the report content and the topics covered in the report:

  • This report identifies the global HAAPS market in different segments, such as platform, payload, end user, and region.
  • The study talks about the prime supply side factors affecting the growth of the market along with the current and future trends in the HAAPS market.
  • The study also presents a detailed assessment of the HAAPS market along with market drivers, challenges, and growth opportunities.
  • The report also highlights the value chain of the overall HAAPS industry.
  • A detailed competitive analysis has been included in this report which focuses on the key market developments and strategies followed by the major players in the market.
  • The HAAPS market is also analyzed on the basis of different platforms such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), airships, balloons, tethered aerostats, and tethered drones.
  • In this report, various end users of the HAAPS market have also been studied. The end-users include commercial and government & defense.
  • The HAAPS market has been analyzed for all the regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest-of-the-World with further analysis with respect to several major countries in the region.
  • The key market players are analyzed and profiled in detail in the Company Profiles section of the report. This section covers the business financials, company snapshots, key products & services, major developments, and, the individual SWOT analysis.

Lighter Than Air technology (LTA) has been with significant improvements over the last decade. Military and civilian organizations have been researching on the LTA technology to investigate its use in diverse applications (airships and balloons). Initially balloons were used by the military to monitor the troops movement during the American Civil War. Modern LTA vehicles are advanced and military forces are continuing to use it for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance mission. With the growing number of terrorist activities across the globe, military forces are increasingly using LTA technology to keep an eye over the illegal crossings at the borders.

With the growing uses of LTA technology in commercial and military applications, the research on high-altitude platforms has begun for the ends-users. High-Altitude Aeronautics Platform Station (HAAPS) is an object in a space at an altitude of 20 km to 50 km. These platforms can be manned or unmanned based on the requirement of various applications.

However, unmanned platforms are increasingly preferred in comparison to that of the manned platforms, owing to the long endurance of unmanned platforms.

The demand for HAAPS is majorly attributed to the increased advantages of HAAPS over conventional satellite and terrestrial-based systems. Additionally, growing terrorism and increased tensions across the borders are some of the factors that are propelling the adoption of the high-altitude platforms. Moreover, the military modernization programs of the different armed forces are strengthening the homeland security of the forces, pushing the sales of HAAPS market.

Key Topics Covered

Executive Summary

1 Market Dynamics

1.1 Market Drivers

1.1.1 Competitive Advantage Over Conventional Satellite and Terrestrial-based Systems

1.1.2 Growing Need of HAAPS Technology in Military End-User

1.2 Market Challenges

1.2.1 Design Challenges with HAAPS

1.2.2 Power Limitations on HAAPS

1.3 Market Opportunities

1.3.1 Increasing Need of HAAPS Technology in Several Applications

1.3.2 Rising Opportunities for Developing Countries

1.3.3 Growing Requirement for In-Flight Mobile Connectivity

1.3.4 Increasing Demand for Solar-Powered Technologies

2 Competitive Insights

2.1 Competitive Landscape

2.2 Key Strategies and Developments

2.2.1 Partnership, Contracts, and Joint Venture

2.2.2 Product Launches

2.2.3 Acquisition and Funding

2.2.4 Other Developments

2.3 Market Players Ranking

3 Industry Analysis

3.1 Aerial Platforms and Related Technologies

3.2 HAAPS Architecture

3.2.1 Technology Comparison: HAAPS Vs Satellite Systems Vs Terrestrial System

3.3 HAAPS and Ongoing Projects

3.4 Value Chain Analysis

3.5 Industry Attractiveness

3.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

3.5.2 Threat of Substitutes

3.5.3 Bargaining power of Buyers

3.5.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

3.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

4 Global High-Altitude Aeronautics Platform Station Market, 2017-2028

4.1 Assumptions and Limitations

4.2 Market Overview

5 Global High Altitude Aeronautics Platform Station Market by Platform

5.1 Market Overview

5.2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

5.3 Aerostats

5.3.1 Airship

5.3.2 Balloon

5.3.3 Tethered Aerostats

5.4 Tethered Drones

6 Global High Altitude Aeronautics Platform Station Market by Payload

6.1 Market Overview

6.2 Communication Intelligence

6.3 Surveillance

6.4 Electronic Intelligence

6.5 Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Sensor

6.6 Navigation

6.7 Others

7 Global High Altitude Aeronautics Platform Station Market by End-User

7.1 Market Overview

7.2 Commercial

7.3 Government and Defense

8 Global High Altitude Aeronautics Platform Station Market by Region

8.1 Market Overview

8.2 North America

8.2.1 North America HAAPS Market Size by Platform

8.2.2 North America HAAPS Market Size by Country The U.S. Canada

8.3 Europe

8.3.1 Europe HAAPS Market Size by Platform

8.3.2 Europe HAAPS Market Size by Country The U.K. Germany Russia France

8.4 Asia Pacific

8.4.1 Asia Pacific HAAPS Market Size by Platform

8.4.2 Asia Pacific HAAPS Market Size by Country China India Australia

8.5 Rest-of-the-World

8.5.1 Rest-of-the-World HAAPS Market Size by Platform

8.5.2 Latin America

8.5.3 Middle East and Africa

9 Company Profile

9.1 AeroVironment, Inc.

9.1.1 Company Overview

9.1.2 Product Offerings

9.1.3 Financials Overall Financials Financial Summary

9.1.4 SWOT Analysis

9.2 Airbus Group SE

9.2.1 Company Overview

9.2.2 Product Offerings

9.2.3 Financials Overall Financials Segment Revenue Mix Geographic Revenue Mix Financial Summary

9.2.4 SWOT Analysis

9.3 AlphaLink

9.3.1 Company Overview

9.3.2 Corporate Summary

9.3.3 SWOT Analysis

9.4 Augur RosAeroSystems

9.4.1 Company Overview

9.4.2 Product Offerings

9.4.3 Corporate Summary

9.4.4 SWOT Analysis

9.5 Bye Aerospace

9.5.1 Company Overview

9.5.2 Product Offerings

9.5.3 Corporate Summary

9.5.4 SWOT Analysis

9.6 CyPhy Works, Inc.

9.6.1 Company Overview

9.6.2 Product Offerings

9.6.3 Corporate Summary

9.6.4 SWOT Analysis

9.7 Elistair

9.7.1 Company Overview

9.7.2 Product Offerings

9.7.3 Corporate Summary

9.7.4 SWOT Analysis

9.8 Hoverfly Technologies, Inc.

9.8.1 Company Overview

9.8.2 Product Offerings

9.8.3 Corporate Summary

9.8.4 SWOT Analysis

9.9 Lockheed Martin Corporation

9.9.1 Company Overview

9.9.2 Product Offerings

9.9.3 Financials Financial Summary

9.9.4 SWOT Analysis

9.1 Raven Industries, Inc.

9.10.1 Company Overview

9.10.2 Product Offerings

9.10.3 Financials Overall Financials Segment Revenue Mix Geographic Revenue Mix Financial Summary

9.10.4 SWOT Analysis

9.11 Thales Group

9.11.1 Company Overview

9.11.2 Product Offerings

9.11.3 Financials Overall Financials Segment Revenue Mix Geographic Revenue Mix Financial Summary

9.11.4 SWOT Analysis

9.12 TCOM, L.P.

9.12.1 Company Overview

9.12.2 Product Offerings

9.12.3 Corporate Summary

9.12.4 SWOT Analysis

10 Research Scope & Methodology

10.1 Scope of the Report

10.2 HAAPS Market Research Methodology

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LOS GATOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tigo®, pioneer of the smart modular Flex MLPE platform, today announced the release of its new Mesh communication architecture. This state-of-the-art wireless technology directly translates to customer benefits – including simplifying the solar design process and accelerating the commissioning steps. The complete Tigo solution uses a simple yet powerful data collection technology that covers the widest ranges of residential & commercial installations at the lowest cost. With Mesh and the recently announced Tigo Access Point (TAP), customers eliminate the need to address any roof obstruction or orientation constraint. To learn more about Mesh and TAP, register for Tigo’s free, online webinar “The Future of Solar is Wireless” on Wednesday July 25th, 2018 at 10am PDT.

Mesh compliments the full Tigo system in conjunction with TAP, Cloud Connect Advanced (CCA), and UHD-Core TS4 units. As the software that allows each TS4 unit to act as a relay station for signals, Mesh extends the wireless range of communication up to 230ft (70m). Mesh also allows data collection from up to 300 TS4 units (~100kW systems) using a single TAP or from up to 900 TS4 units (~300kW systems) using a single CCA. Most importantly, Mesh supports multiple communication paths between TS4 units to minimize packet loss, improve data integrity, and increase reliability at high speed.

The benefits of Mesh include:

  • Easily bypassed roof or ground-mount obstructions
  • Greater communication radius
  • Fewer component accessories needed
  • Intelligent communication paths responsive to difficult layouts
  • Flexible architecture for forgiving designs with different placement of accessories

“Mesh is the groundbreaking communication technology that makes Tigo’s TS4 Platform and communication accessories the most flexible, cost-effective, and robust solution for solar arrays around the world,” says Maxym Makhota, VP of Software Development at Tigo. “We are thrilled to roll out this software simultaneously with the new TAP so our customers can build and maintain efficient systems with as few costs as necessary.”

Mesh must be paired with Tigo’s CCA, TAP (or legacy Gateway), and UHD-Core TS4 units - integrated (TS4), retrofitted/add-on (TS4-R), or retrofitted for 2 modules (TS4-R-Duo). All products are shipping now via distributors and partners worldwide. For price and delivery call +1.408.402.0802 ext. 1, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit www.tigoenergy.com.

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DUBLIN, June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The "Ocean Energy - Global Strategic Business Report" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan Europe, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Ocean Energy in Kilowatts by the following Technology Segments:

The report profiles 61 companies including many key and niche players such as:

  • Able Technologies, L.L.C. (USA)
  • Albatern Ltd. (UK)
  • Applied Technologies Company, Ltd. (Russia)
  • AquaGen Technologies (Australia)
  • Aqua-Magnetics Inc. (USA)
  • Atargis Energy Corporation (USA)
  • Atlantis Resources Ltd. (UK)
  • BioPower Systems Pty. Ltd. (Australia)
  • Blue Energy Canada Inc. (Canada)
  • Carnegie Clean Energy Limited (Australia)
  • Minesto AB (Sweden)
  • Nova Innovation Ltd. (UK)
  • Ocean Power Technologies Inc. (USA)
  • Ocean Renewable Power Company, LLC (USA)
  • OpenHydro Group Limited (Ireland)
  • Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd. (Scotland)
  • Tocardo International BV (Netherlands)
  • Verdant Power, Inc. (USA)

Key Topics Covered:



Ocean Energy: Harnessing the Sheer Potential of Oceans & Seas for Meeting Future Energy Needs

Important Factors Influencing the Global Ocean Energy Market

Growing Environmental Concerns

Increasing Regulations

Rising Electricity Consumption & Energy Prices

Shift to Renewable Sources of Energy: An Inevitable Reality

Huge Untapped Kinetic Energy Potential of Oceans: A Fundamental Growth Driver

Fast Facts

Growth Drivers in a Nutshell

Key Market Inhibitors

Government Intervention Critical for Commercial Success of Ocean Energy

Domestic Targets for Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Select Regions/Countries

Technology Commercialization: Need of the Hour

Ocean Energy - A Review of Current Scenario

Global Market Outlook

Europe Leads the Global Ocean Energy Market

Europe: Focal Point for Ocean Energy Technologies R&D

Asia-Pacific: Frontrunner in Tidal Barrage Power Plants


Growing Number of Wave Energy Projects Worldwide Drives Strong Market Growth

Major Wave Energy Projects Worldwide: Project Proponent, Technology, Location, Capacity (MW) and Development Stage

Tidal Energy Gains Momentum

MeyGen - A Multi-Turbine Tidal Stream Project in Scotland

Tidal Energy Projects Worldwide

Major Tidal Projects (Existing & Proposed) Worldwide

Tidal Stream Projects Lends Traction to Market Growth

Tidal Range Projects to Face Challenges

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) - A Niche Segment

OTEC Project on the South Pacific Ocean Obtains Bureau Veritas Approval

Other FOWT Projects

Major FOWT Projects Worldwide: Project Proponent, Technology, Location, Capacity (MW) and Development Stage

Rising Investments in Renewable Energy Sources Benefit Market Expansion

Superior Attributes of Tidal Energy Attract New Developers, Benefits Market Adoption

Horizontal Axis Turbines Grab Lion's Share of Tidal Energy Devices

Tidal Energy: Abundant Resources despite Technology Barriers

Despite Dominance of Tidal Energy, Wave Energy Garner Growing Attention and Investments

Small Islands Provide Big Push for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Plants

Surveys to Play a Vital Role in Project Developments

Robust Electric Power Consumption Drives the Need for Alternative Energy Sources

Burgeoning Global Population Propels Demand for Electric Power

Key Challenges Hampering Ocean Energy Development

Financial Support and Markets

Administrative and Environmental Issues

Environmental Challenges

Administrative Issues

Social Acceptance Impediments

Availability of Grid Close to Projects

Grid Integration

Technology Advancements


PLAT-O Driving Down Tidal Energy Costs

bioWAVE: The New Ocean Energy Harnessing Device Deployed off the Australian Coast

THWAT Turbine for Tidal Energy

HiWave: A Novel WEC Technology that Works on the Human Heart Blood Pumping Principle

Xenesys and Saga University to Develop OTEC Technology

Japan Houses the State-of-the-Art OTEC Center

Technology Developments to Harness Salt Power


Ocean Energy

Ocean Energy Extraction

Mechanical Energy

Thermal Energy

Wave Energy

Availability of Wave Energy

Major Resources

Potential of Wave Power

Advantages of Wave Energy

Challenges Faced by Wave Energy Power Facilities

Technology Overview

Oscillating Water Column (OWC)

Point Absorption Devices


Overtopping Devices

Tidal Energy

Methods of Energy Conversion

Tidal Barrage

Tidal Streams

Potential of Tidal Power


Inexhaustible and Highly Reliable

Less Conspicuous


Environmental Concerns

Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT)

Ocean Thermal Energy

Salt Power



Ocean Energy: A Highly Fragmented Market

Untapped Growth Potential Luring Players

Select Wave Energy Technology Developers and Devices in the US

6.1 Focus on Select Global Players

Able Technologies, L.L.C. (USA)

Albatern Ltd. (UK)

Applied Technologies Company, Ltd. (Russia)

AquaGen Technologies (Australia)

Aqua-Magnetics Inc. (USA)

Atargis Energy Corporation (USA)

Atlantis Resources Ltd. (UK)

BioPower Systems Pty. Ltd. (Australia)

Blue Energy Canada Inc. (Canada)

Carnegie Clean Energy Limited (Australia)

Minesto AB (Sweden)

Nova Innovation Ltd. (UK)

Ocean Power Technologies Inc. (USA)

Ocean Renewable Power Company, LLC (USA)

OpenHydro Group Limited (Ireland)

Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd. (Scotland)

Tocardo International BV (Netherlands)

Verdant Power, Inc. (USA)

6.2 Product Launches

Scotrenewables Tidal Power Unveils 2MW SR2000 Tidal Turbine

Kepler Energy Develops Transverse Horizontal Axis Water Turbine (THAWT) Technology

Makai Ocean Engineering Unveils OTEC Power Plant

6.3 Recent Industry Activity

Atlantis Signs MoU with Xodus

Atlantis Collaborates with LM Nagasaki University

Atlantis to Divest Stake in Atlantis Operations Canada

Minesto Completes First Offshore Installation Phase

Seabased to Build Two 20-MW Wave Power Plants in the Caribbean

DCNS Announces the Formation of DCNS Energies

Wrtsil Inks Global Co-Operation Agreement with AW-Energy

Subsea 7 Collaborates with Flumill

Tribute Resources to Acquire Outstanding Share of Tocardo International

TenneT Enters into a Grid Connection Agreement with DONG Energy

Atlantis Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Hyundai Engineering & Construction

Ocean Thermal Energy Completes Reverse Merger with TetriDyn Solutions

Ocean Power Technologies Inks Lease Agreement with Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding

Carnegie Clean Energy Wins $15.7 Million State-Government Grant

Scotrenewables Tidal Power Deploys SR2000 Floating Tidal Turbine for Testing at the EMEC

Atlantis Resources Inks Preferred Supplier Agreement with SBS International

DCNS Energies Signs LOI with PT AIR

Ormat Technologies Acquires Viridity Energy

TU Delft Inks Agreement with Japan

Nine Companies Join Forces to Form Australian Marine Energy Taskforce

General Electric Suspends Oceade Tidal Energy Turbine Development

MacArtney Underwater Technology Acquires Majority Holding in ASME

Atlantis Acquires Scottish Tidal Project Assets from ScottishPower Renewables

Tribute Resources Takes Over Stake in Tocardo International

Atlantis' MeyGen Project Inks Agreement with Lochend Wind Energy

Atlantis Resources Enters into a MoU with SBS Intl

PT AIR and OpenHydro Signs MoU

Carnegie Wave Energy signs a Deal with Energy Made Clean

Verdant Power and Belleville Duggan Renewables to Form Verdant Isles

Carnegie Wave Energy to Develop Biggest Wave Energy Project in the UK

Carnegie Wave Energy to Construct Renewable Energy Microgrid

Carnegie Wave Energy Signs MoU with Lanka Energy Conservation

OpenHydro to Supply Tidal Turbine System for Japan

Atlantis Commences the MeyGen Project

Sotens Wave Power Plant Starts Generating Electric Power to Nordic Electricity Grid

KRISO Receives Bureau Veritas Approval for Ocean Thermal Energy Converter Project

Tocardo to Deploy T2 Bi-Directional Turbines in the Minas Passage

Tocardo to Install Eight T2 Turbines at EMEC's Grid-Connected Tidal Test Site

Carnegie Wave Energy Bags Grant from European Regional Development Fund

US DOE to Offer US$ 40 Million for Wave Energy Test Facility

EIB to Invest 10 Million in AW-Energy

Thane Municipal Corporation to Establish a Tidal Energy Plant

Karnataka Government Strikes a Deal with Tar Kovacs Systems

Carnegie Wave Energy to Rename as Carnegie Clean Energy

Ocean Power Technologies Changes PowerBuoy Device Name to PB3

GE Acquires Alstom's Power and Grid Businesses

Atlantis Acquires Marine Current Turbines from Siemens

British Columbia and Nova Scotia Enters into a Partnership

SABELLA, and H and WB Asia Pacific Sign Memorandum of Agreement

Alstom Selects Moventas as Sole Gearbox Development Partner

European Marine Energy Centre and FloWave Ocean Energy Enter into Collaboration

WERPO Signs Partnership Agreement with ACEP

Tocardo Tidal Turbines and Huisman Install Tidal Turbines in Eastern Scheldt Storm Surge Barrier

SCHOTTEL HYDRO to Supply Variable Pitch Hub for MeyGen Tidal Energy Project

Swedish Energy Agency Grants 2 Million to Corpower Ocean

Indian Navy to Establish OTEC Project in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Apple to Invest 1 Million in Irish Wave Energy Project

Seabased Industry Installs First Wave Power Plant in Ghana

NEDO Selects IHI and Toshiba for Tidal Energy Turbine System

Atlantis Receives Approval for MeyGen tidal project in Scotland



8.1 The United States

A. Market Analysis

Vast Shoreline and Favorable Regulations Drive Strong Market Growth

Major Wave Energy and FOWT Projects in the US: Project Proponent, Technology, Location, Capacity (MW) and Development Stage

Huge Potential for Power Generation Drive Federal Government Funding in Ocean Energy

US Open Sea Test Sites

Hawaii Powering the US Ocean Energy Market

Wave Energy

Ocean Thermal Energy

The WETS Location in Hawaii: A Major Testing Location

B. Market Analytics

8.2 Canada

A. Market Analysis

Canada: A Key Proponent of Ocean Energy Worldwide with Significant Market Potential

Provinces with Potential Tidal Stream Energy

Provinces with Potential Wave Energy

Major Marine Research Centers

Major Tidal Stream and Wave Energy Projects in Canada: Project Proponent, Technology, Location, Capacity (MW) and Launch Year

Canada Reinforces its Position in Tidal and Wave Energy Sector

Canadian Open Sea Test Sites

Major Developments in the Canadian Ocean Energy Terrain

Canada to Tap Tidal Power Generation Capacity in Bay of Fundy

B. Market Analytics

8.3 Japan

A. Market Analysis

Japan Offers Significant Opportunities in Marine Energy Generation

Potential Opportunities

Government Funding Promotes Tidal Technology Development

Nagasaki to Emerge as Hub for Ocean Energy

Development of Ocean Energy Gains Traction in Japan Following the Natural Disaster

Major Tidal Stream and Wave Energy Projects in Japan: Project Proponent, Technology, Capacity (MW), Location and Development Stage

Major Other Ocean Energy Projects in Japan: Project Proponent, Technology, Location, Capacity (MW) and Development Stage

B. Market Analytics

8.4 Europe

A. Market Analysis

Europe Moves Ahead to Tap Tidal and Wave Energy

Major Tidal and Wave Energy Projects in Europe

Ocean Energy Capacity to Grow Substantially

Myriad Benefits of Ocean Energy Promote Sustainable Energy Development

Mitigates Carbon Emissions and Climate Change

Supports Grid Stability and Lowers Systems Cost

Benefits Associated Sectors

Reduces Dependence on Diesel Generation

Supports Economy

European Policy for Ocean Energy

Industry and EU Funds Support Ocean Energy RD&D Efforts

Ocean Energy to Gather More Steam with Public Support

Major Policy Initiatives Aid in Commercialization of Ocean Energy Technologies

Pre-commercial Projects Under NER300 Programme

EIB to Support Innovative Pioneering Demonstration Projects

B. Market Analytics

8.4.1 France

A. Market Analysis

Major Tidal Stream and Wave Energy Projects in France: Project Proponent, Technology, Location, and Capacity (MW)

France Announces Major Plans to Harness Ocean Energy

French Open Sea Test Sites

French Government Supports Tidal Energy Projects

B. Market Analytics

8.4.2 The United Kingdom

A. Market Analysis

The UK Set to Take Center Stage in European Wave Energy Market

The UK to Replace France as the Leading Ocean Energy Market in Europe

New Project to Support Ocean Energy

The UK Scouring Depths of Ocean for Power

UK Open Sea Test Sites

Rising Investments in Tidal Energy Projects Benefits Country's Ocean Energy Sector

Scotts and Irish Collaborate on Ocean Energy

Despite Brexit, British Ocean Energy Market Firmly on the Growth Trajectory

Brexit Not Casting Gloom over Committed Investments

Consistent Funding Despite Political Uncertainties

Major Challenges to Surmount for the UK Ocean Energy Market


Reduced Production Costs

Stability and Continuity in Policies

Contracts for Difference

Industry and Government Collaboration: Need of the Hour

B. Market Analytics

8.4.3 Spain

A. Market Analysis

Spanish Open Sea Test Sites

B. Market Analytics

8.4.4 Portugal

Market Analysis

8.4.5 Rest of Europe

A. Market Analysis

Open Sea Test Sites

Overview of Select Countries


Tocardo Announces Various Tidal Projects


Major Tidal and Wave Energy Projects in Norway: Project Proponent, Technology, Capacity (MW) and Development Stage

B. Market Analytics

8.5 Rest of World

A. Market Analysis


Tidal Power Closing Gap with Solar and Wind Energy

Pacific Islands to Ride on Ocean Wave Energy

Vast Potential in the Pacific Waters

Slow Rate of Technological Advancements Hampering Progress

Many Challenges to Surmount Before Success

British Firms Keen to Tap Rich Ocean Energy Potential of Filipino Waters

Select Regional Markets


Major Ocean Energy Projects in Australia: Project Proponent, Description, Location, and Development Stage

Australia Funds Project to Understand and Unlock Potential of Tidal Energy


Major Ocean Energy Projects in China: Project Proponent, Location, Capacity (MW) and Year of Operation

Chinese Open Sea Test Sites

Technology Advancements in Tidal Power Harnessing


India Marches Ahead to Harness Ocean Renewable Energy


Major Ocean Energy Projects in Indonesia: Project Proponent, Technology, Capacity (MW), and Location

South Korea

Major Wave and Tidal Energy Projects in South Korea: Project Proponent, Technology, Capacity (MW) and Project Period

Major OTEC, Salinity Gradient & Other Ocean Energy R&D Projects in South Korea: Project Proponent, Technology, and Project Period

South Korean Open Sea Test Sites


Major Ocean Energy Projects in the Philippines: Project Proponent, Technology, Capacity (MW) and Location

B. Market Analytics


  • Total Companies Profiled: 61 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 61)
  • The United States (10)
  • Canada (4)
  • Europe (39)
    • France (2)
    • Germany (2)
    • The United Kingdom (17)
    • Spain (1)
    • Rest of Europe (17)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (7)
  • Middle East (1)

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SAN DIEGO & GLENDORA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EDF Renewables North America announces the signing of a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) for the energy and renewable attributes related to the 70 megawatts (MWac) / 100.8 MWdc Desert Harvest II solar photovoltaic project under a Renewable Energy Credit (REC) + Index structure. The Desert Harvest II Solar Project is expected to begin delivery of clean electricity to SCPPA’s participating members, Anaheim, Burbank, and Vernon, starting in 2020. In conjunction, EDF Renewables signed a long-term financial hedge for power with Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc.

This transaction demonstrates EDF Renewables’ ability to create customer-centric solutions. Under the SCPPA PPA, EDF Renewables worked diligently with forward-thinking California municipalities to create a structuring solution to address the specific challenges posed by the California “duck curve.” EDF Renewables is able to provide SCPPA with a PPA structure that shelters the buyer from exposure to merchant prices through the utilization of a long-term hedge, coupled with a 35 MW, 4-hour energy storage system (ESS), which are both the responsibility of and for the benefit of the Seller.

The Desert Harvest II Solar Project is located on unincorporated land in Riverside County, California, administered by the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The BLM designated this area as a Solar Energy Zone (SEZ) and Development Focus Area, land set aside for utility-scale renewable energy development. Desert Harvest II is also specially designed to generate clean energy while protecting wildlife habitat and public lands. The project will utilize horizontal single-axis tracking solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

“EDF Renewables is pleased to partner with SCPPA’s participating members – Anaheim, Burbank, and Vernon - to supply affordable, in-state solar energy to their customers from the Desert Harvest II Solar Project,” commented Ryan Pfaff, executive vice president of grid-scale power at EDF Renewables. “Desert Harvest II represents the Company’s second collaboration with SCPPA, and we look forward to working with them to make the project a success, providing a boost to the Riverside County economy in parallel through the creation of new jobs.”

SCPPA’s Executive Director, Mike Webster, states “EDF Renewable’s Desert Harvest II Solar Project will help to allow our participating member utilities to be on track to achieve their renewable production goals of 40% by the end of 2024.”

In addition to its economic benefits for Riverside County, the project will utilize an innovative design to generate enough clean energy to meet the consumption of up to 35,000 average California homes. This is equivalent to avoiding more than 173,000 metric tons of CO₂ emissions annually1 which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from 37,000 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year.

1 According to US EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies calculations.

About EDF Renewables North America:

EDF Renewables North America is a market leading independent power producer and service provider with over 30 years of expertise in renewable energy. The Company delivers grid-scale power: wind (onshore and offshore), solar photovoltaic, and storage projects; distributed solutions: solar, solar+storage, EV charging and energy management; and asset optimization: technical, operational, and commercial skills to maximize performance of generating projects. EDF Renewables’ North American portfolio consists of 10 GW of developed projects and 10 GW under service contracts. EDF Renewables is a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, the dedicated renewable energy affiliate of the EDF Group. For more information visit: www.edf-re.com.

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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced interim findings from an ongoing Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) project that aims to demonstrate the functionality of smart inverters.

As more Californians power their lives with solar energy, energy storage and electric vehicles, PG&E is looking to the smart inverters that will be installed on those technologies to manage their interaction with the grid in support of continued clean energy growth.

“We have a long history of embracing innovation and new technologies for the benefit of our customers and the communities we serve. The smart inverters being installed on our customers’ solar and energy storage systems, paired with our investment in grid operations systems and technology, show promise to facilitate distribution system reliability and power quality in the increasingly complex grid,” said Roy Kuga, vice president, Grid Integration and Innovation, PG&E.

A standard inverter converts power from solar panels and batteries from its native direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC) which can be used on site or fed into the power grid. A smart inverter is a more sophisticated version of an inverter that makes autonomous decisions that can help maintain grid stability, reliability and power quality. In the near future, smart inverters will be required to have the capability to receive remote operation instructions and communicate measurements and status. Some solar installations already have smart inverters with these advanced capabilities.

California’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs) began requiring smart inverters on all new solar interconnections starting September 8, 2017, through the California Public Utility Commission’s Rule 21 tariff. As smart inverter standards and requirements continue to evolve, PG&E can use demonstration projects like this one to explore how smart inverters on customers’ solar installations function and interact with the grid.

Completed Project Activities

PG&E recently published an interim report on project activities and findings to date, along with planned next steps.

PG&E’s Grid Integration and Innovation group, which is leading the project, has found that smart inverters can be beneficial. As solar has become more ubiquitous in California over the past decade, the grid has started to experience reliability and power quality issues. Smart inverters have the potential to prevent the solar systems from contributing to voltage fluctuations and adverse impacts on protection systems due to reverse power flow. The demonstration has also shown that more work and investments are needed to standardize the technology and improve communications reliability. The ongoing project will next test the capabilities of smart inverters on a different type of electrical distribution circuit with higher solar penetration.

PG&E believes that with additional investments that enable grid planning and operations to achieve better utility monitoring, visibility, and communication capabilities, smart inverters have the potential to become an important tool in the integration of clean energy into California’s electric grid.

Ongoing Project Activities

Working with Turlock-based JKB Energy, PG&E is testing smart inverter capabilities on commercial-scale solar installations for agricultural customers. These installations are all connected to the same distribution line in Merced County, and this particular circuit already has a high penetration of solar-generated electricity and has experienced problems as a result of the amount of solar currently installed. The project includes installing smart inverters to prevent the inverter from contributing to voltage issues, ensure greater electric reliability, and facilitate the continued integration of additional solar. JKB Energy installed and maintains the customer-owned solar generating stations.

“At JKB Energy, we place a heavy emphasis on paying close attention to the details that can make or break a project. In working with PG&E to install smart inverters for some of our shared customers, we have the opportunity to enhance our customers’ experience with a solution that integrates more clean energy onto the grid, ultimately resulting in greater safety, reliability, and affordability for our customers,” said Bob Hansen, vice president and chief operating officer, JKB Energy.

This project is funded by PG&E customers through EPIC - a program that enables California investor-owned utilities to demonstrate new and novel technologies and evaluate how they support safety, reliability, and affordability objectives for the benefit of their customers. To learn more about EPIC, visit www.pge.com/epic.

About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and www.pge.com/en/about/newsroom/index.page.

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DUBLIN, June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The "Green Building Materials - Global Strategic Business Report" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Green Building Materials in US$ Million.

The Global market is further analyzed by the following Types:

  • Insulation
  • Exterior Siding
  • Framing
  • Roofing
  • Interior Finishing
  • Others

Additionally, the US market is analyzed by the following Types, End-use Sectors, Housing Types, and Segments:


  • Concrete
  • Doors
  • Flooring
  • Roofing
  • Windows
  • Others

End-Use Sectors

Housing Type

  • Pre-Fabricated
  • Multiple Dwelling
  • Single-Family


  • Building Systems
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Structural
  • Others

Key Topics Covered:



Climate Change and Spiraling Energy Prices Transform Green Buildings from Niche to Mainstream

Growth Drivers in a Nutshell

Market Challenges in a Nutshell

Green Building Materials: Future of Sustainable & Green Building Construction

Major Green Building Trends & Drivers Summarized

LEED Rated Buildings

Net Zero Energy (NZE) Buildings


Adoption of Solar

Passive Design

Green Retrofits and Re-Modeling

Sustainable Materials

Energy Efficiency

Water Efficiency


Water Conservation

Smart or Intelligent Buildings

Healthier Buildings

Green Path to Future

Traditional Materials

Other Evolving Trends in the Green Buildings Market

Green Building Products and Technologies: An Overview

HVACR Systems

Lighting Solutions

Plumbing Products

Wood Products


Doors and Windows


Rising Energy Consumption and Growing Environmental Consciousness Drive Widespread Adoption of Green Building Materials

Global Market Outlook

Developed Countries are Traditional Revenue Generators, while Developing Economies Offer Growth Potential

Upward Movement in Construction Activity in Asian Countries to Drive Strong Market Gains


Growing Prominence of Energy Efficient Smart and Green Buildings Drive Strong Demand for Green Building Materials

Recovery in Construction Activity Worldwide Boosts Market Prospects for Green Building Materials

Residential Construction Sector: Trend Favors Small & Green Homes

Rising Investments in Infrastructure Projects Benefit Market Prospects

Greening of Corporate Real Estate: Facing Hurdles in Achieving Green Building Certification

Key Trends in Green Commercial Building Construction

Sustainability in Warehouse Designs: Immense Benefits

Stringent Regulatory Standards and Building Codes Favor Demand for Green Concrete

Reduced CO2 Emissions and Enhanced Strength Drive Steady Penetration of Green Cement in Sustainable Construction

Rising Awareness of Green Buildings and Need for Energy Conservation Drive Focus on Green and Smart Windows

Consumers Recognize Energy Saving Properties of Low-E Glass

Energy-Saving Glass in Windows to Deliver Favorable Economic Returns

Growing Need to Achieve Sustainability and Cost Savings Propels Demand for Green Roofing

Green Roofing Technologies Offer Huge Untapped Market Potential

Smog Absorbing Shingles

Solar Roofing Shingles

Cold-Liquid-Applied Membranes

BIPV for Rooftops

Solar Ready Roofs

Energy-Efficient Asphalt Shingles

Reflective Roof Coatings

Critical Need to Prevent Energy Loss and Raise Energy Efficiency Drives Demand for Insulation Technologies

Passive House Standards: The Future of Building Insulation

Aerogels: A Green Insulation Material for Creating Multifunctional Insulation Products

Usage of Recycled Raw Materials in Insulation Products Surges

Recycled Consumer Glass in Production of Glass Wool

Insulation Market to Gain from Greenhouse Gas Emission Targets

Cellulose & Cotton Insulation Gain Prominence

Green Building Construction and Retrofit Activities Offer Growth Opportunities for Energy-Efficient Lighting Fixtures

Rising Environmental Concerns Drive Demand for Recyclable Options

Green Flooring Made of Renewable Resources Garner Significant Interest

The Green' Image of Wood Flooring Drives Demand Growth

Bamboo Flooring: Capitalizing on Green Attribute

Go Green: The New Mantra for Plywood Flooring Manufacturers

Building Resilience: The Next Big Thing in Sustainable Building Construction

Key Considerations in Building Resilient Homes

The Go Green' Trend Benefit Demand for Green Panelized Housing

Growing Demand for Rapidly Renewable Materials

Chemical Producers Gain from Green Concept

Favorable Demographic & Economic Trends Strengthen Market Prospects

Exponential Increase in Urbanization

Population Growth

Burgeoning Middle Class Population


Cool Concrete: A Means to Mitigate Urban Heat Island Effect

Innovations that Increase Sustainability Quotient of Ceramic Tiles

Top Greening Innovations: A Review

A Glance at Promising Green Building Material Technologies & Products

Green Building Materials for Indoors: A Review of Innovative Products

Other Noteworthy Green Building Technology Innovations


Green Building Standards and Regulations

An Overview of Global Green Building Certifications

LEED Certification

LEED v4.1: The Latest Version of LEED

LEED and BREEAM: Two Major International Building Certification Programs

G-SEED Certification Program

Green Globes: An Alternative to LEED Certification

LEED Vs Green Globes

Government Mandates for Energy Efficiency

Focus on Green Certification Programs for Individual Building Elements


Green Buildings: A Prelude

Achieving Energy Efficiency through Green Architecture

A Review of Green Building Materials

Green Floorings







Green Insulation

Fiberglass Insulation

Fabric Wrapped Pressed Fiberglass Panels

Mineral Wool Insulation

Styrofoam Insulation

Spray-On Fiber Insulation

Cotton Insulation

Low VOC Paints

Gypsum Board

Green Roofs

Green Windows or Energy Efficient Windows

Green Doors

Green Siding

Green or Recycled Concrete

Energy Efficient Lighting

Water-Efficient Plumbing Fixtures


7.1 Focus on Select Global Players

American Hydrotech, Inc. (USA)

Amvic, Inc. (Canada)

Andersen Corporation (USA)

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (USA)

BASF SE (Germany)

Bauder Ltd. (UK)

CEMEX S.A.B. DE C.V. (Mexico)

Chengdu Onekin Green Building Materials Co., Ltd. (China)

DowDuPont Inc. (USA)

Ecostar LLC (USA)

Firestone Building Products Company, LLC (USA)

Fletcher Insulation Pty Limited (Australia)

Georgia-Pacific LLC (USA)

Homasote Company (USA)

Johns Manville Corporation (USA)

Kingspan Group Plc (Ireland)

Knauf Insulation Ltd. (UK)

LafargeHolcim Ltd. (Switzerland)

LG Hausys, Ltd. (South Korea)

LIXIL Group Corporation (Japan)

Marvin Windows and Doors, Inc. (USA)

Mohawk Industries, Inc. (USA)

Xtratherm Limited (Ireland)

Nichiha Corporation (Japan)

Norbord Inc. (Canada)

Owens Corning (USA)

Pella Corporation (USA)

RedBuilt LLC (USA)

Rockwool International A/S (Denmark)

Roseburg Forest Products Company, Inc. (USA)

Saint-Gobain SA (France)

CertainTeed Corporation (USA)

Sika AG (Switzerland)

Sika Sarnafil, Inc. (USA)

Standard Industries Inc. (USA)

GAF Materials Corp. (USA)

BMI Group (UK)

The Alumasc Group PLC (UK)

The Garland Company, Inc. (USA)

USG Corporation (USA)

Wienerberger AG (Austria)

7.2 Product Launches

Andersen Announces Easy Connect Joining System

Hanergy Develops Glass-Topped Solar Roofing Tile

Andersen Announces Black Exterior Color Option Windows

Pella Launches VividGrain Stain Aesthetic Innovation for Entry Doors

Mannington Launches Adura Max Apex Floors

GAF Introduces Monaco Lifetime Designer Shingles

Ambuja Cements Launches Ambuja Plus Cool Walls

Armstrong Flooring Launches Paragon Solid Hardwood

BASF and SoloPower Launches Multi-Layered Roofing System

Maibec Launches Maibec Resistech Siding System

CertainTeed Introduces ICON

Interface Unveils Prototype Carbon Negative Carpet Tile

Johns Manville Launches JM CladStone Water & Fire Block Insulation

BASF Launches Elastospray LWP Spray Foam Insulation

Marvin Windows and Doors Announces Designer Black Painted Interior Finish

Dow Launches FROTH-PAK ULTRA Premium Foam Insulation System

GAF Launches DecoTech Roof-Integrated Solar System

7.3 Recent Industry Activity

L&W Supply to Acquire NexGen Building Supply

Owens Corning Acquires Guangde SKD Rock Wool Manufacture Co., Ltd.

Roseburg Acquires Pembroke's MDF Plant

LIXIL Americas Completes a JV Agreement with Bath Crest

Masco Corporation Acquires the L.D. Kichler Co

Andersen Acquires Heritage Windows and Doors

Owens Corning Acquires Paroc Group

Foundation Building Materials Acquires Ceiling & Wall Supply and Virginia Builders Supply

American Standard Join Forces with Lysol

Andersen Acquires Frontier Tooling and Design Corporation

Armstrong to Sell EMEA and Pacific Rim Businesses to Knauf International

KINA Partners with Sustainable Minds

Tesla Installs Solar Roof System

HeidelbergCement to Acquire Cemex's Pacific Northwest Materials Business

Owens Corning Acquires Pittsburgh Corning

Armstrong Acquires VCT Business of Mannington Mills

UFPI Acquires Majority Stake in Quality Hardwood Sales LLC

Standard Industries Acquires Braas Monier

ClarkDietrich Acquires Strait-Flex International

Armstrong Acquires Tectum Inc.

GAF Partners with LiveRoof



9.1 The United States

A. Market Analysis

Surge in Number of Sustainable Buildings Drive Strong Growth in Demand for Green Building Materials

Leading US States for LEED Certification Highlight a Number of New Green Construction Trends

Builders and Designers Embrace Sustainability in a Big Way

Major Trends in the US Green Building Sector Summarized

Growing Popularity of Smart Green Buildings Augurs Well for Market Adoption

Smart Building Boom

Smarter Is Healthier

Smart Green Homes for Easy Achievement of Sustainability

Programmable Thermostats

Smart Light Bulbs

Solar-Reflective Roofing Shingles

Bamboo Lumber

Monitoring Systems

Recovery in Construction Activity Benefit Demand in the Largest Application Sector of Housing

US Construction Industry: An Overview

Growing Investments in Green Construction Favors Market Demand

Curbing Escalating Energy Consumption: A Major Growth Factor for Green Buildings

Government Incentives Drive Demand for Green Materials

Net Zero Building: The Trend to Watch Out for

Green Materials Benefit from Rising Concerns over Indoor Air Quality

Reducing Cost of Green Materials: Essential for Growth

Eco-friendly Roofing Solutions to Back Market Growth

Vegetative Roofs on the Growth Path

Roofing Market 'Coolly' Moves On

American Cities Eagerly Adopt Green Roofs

Green Insulation Materials Gain Momentum

Insulation Market to Gain from Greenhouse Gas Emission Targets

Energy Conservation Regulations Propel Insulation Materials Market

Implementation of Building Codes Drive Insulation Demand

Increasing Focus on Energy Conservation Drives Thermal Insulation Market

Popular Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Home Flooring Materials

Popular Windows for Improving Energy-Efficiency

Rise in Green Building Programs: Positive Impact on Green Materials Market

The California Green Building Standards Code

The San Francisco Green Building Code

List of Green Building Codes/Projects in the US in Select States

LEED Projects

B. Market Analytics

9.2 Canada

A. Market Analysis

Strong Focus on Environmental Sustainability Drives Market Demand

Net-Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB)

Healthy Buildings

Rising Awareness of Green Constructions to Boost Market Growth

Recovery in Residential and Non-Residential Construction Propel Market Demand

Green Top Phenomenon Catching On

B. Market Analytics

9.3 Japan

A. Market Analysis

Large Building Stock in Need of Sustainable Renovation Drives Strong Market Demand

Steady Growth in Housing Starts Augur Well for Market Demand

Housing Construction Practices: An Overview

Concrete Recycling Technologies in Japan

B. Market Analytics

9.4 Europe

A. Market Analysis

Recovery in Construction Activity to Drive Steady Growth in Demand

Need to Reduce Energy Consumption Drives Demand for Green Materials

Heating and Cooling

Building Insulation

Efficient Lighting

Self-Powered Buildings

Building Insulation: Regulations Drive Market Growth

Energy Efficiency Regulations to Propel Growth

EPBD II Directive Brings Good News for Insulation Market

Large Stock of Under-insulated Buildings to Trigger Demand for Insulation Products

Renovation Market - A Major Driver for Insulation

The Directive on Energy Performance in Buildings (EPBD)

Europe's 2020 Program

B. Market Analytics

9.4.1 France

Market Analysis

9.4.2 Germany

Market Analysis

9.4.3 Italy

Market Analysis

9.4.4 The United Kingdom

A. Market Analysis

Need to Mitigate Climate Change and Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drive Market Growth

UK Implements Policies to Achieve Carbon Reduction Targets

Growth in Construction Activity Promote Demand for Green Building Materials

Timber Frame Demand Continues to Grow Driven by Sustainability Factor

Tough Challenges Ahead for Green Products

B. Market Analytics

9.4.5 Spain

Market Analysis

9.4.6 Russia

Market Analysis

9.4.7 Rest of Europe

Market Analysis

9.5 Asia-Pacific

A. Market Analysis

Asian Countries Spearhead Green Building Revolution

Green Building Councils and Non-Government Associations Promote Market Growth

List of Green Building Rating Systems in Select Asia-Pacific Countries

B. Market Analytics

9.5.1 China

A. Market Analysis

China: The World's Largest Construction Market Represents a Major Market for Green Building Materials

Mushrooming Smart Cities Benefit Market Adoption

Growing Preference for Green Building Materials in Large Number of Housing Projects Bode Well for the Market

Various Government Initiatives Favor Growth in Demand for Green Building Materials

China Committed to Expand Green Construction Market Landscape

Building Insulation: Benefiting from Stringent Regulations

Eco-Cities Promote Green Construction

B. Market Analytics

9.5.2 Rest of Asia-Pacific

A. Market Analysis

Focus on Select Markets



India's Green Buildings Market to Experience Strong Growth

Rapid Increase in Green and LEED Building Development Augurs Well for the Market

GBCI India

Government Initiatives

A Glance at Major Challenges



Hong Kong

B. Market Analytics

9.6 Latin America

A. Market Analysis

Uptrend in Green Building Projects in Latin America

Mexico: A High Growth Regional Market

B. Market Analytics

9.7 Rest of World

A. Market Analysis

The Middle East: Need to Manage Limited Water Resources and Enhance Energy Efficiency Drive Market Demand

Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates (UAE)



South Africa to Emerge as a Major Green Buildings Market Worldwide

B. Market Analytics


  • Total Companies Profiled: 145 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 160)
  • The United States (107)
  • Canada (9)
  • Japan (2)
  • Europe (29)
    • France (1)
    • Germany (9)
    • The United Kingdom (8)
    • Rest of Europe (11)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (11)
  • Latin America (2)

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ALISO VIEJO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--esVolta, a developer and owner of utility-scale energy storage projects across North America, has been selected by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to build an energy storage system in Santa Clara County, California. Under the proposal, which is pending approval by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), esVolta will develop, build, and operate the Hummingbird Energy Storage project, a 75 MW / 300 MWh lithium-ion battery storage facility. The project is slated to be in service by December 2020. Upon completion, Hummingbird will be one of the largest battery projects in the world.

The Hummingbird project is designed to provide an affordable and reliable capacity resource for PG&E and to support California’s transition to a cleaner and more resilient electric system. The project will also provide an array of energy and ancillary services to California’s electric grid, enhancing reliability and facilitating greater ability to integrate renewable energy resources such as wind and solar energy.

“esVolta is delighted to be selected by PG&E for the Hummingbird project. PG&E is a leading North American energy company and a key customer for esVolta, and this contract award is an important milestone for our company as we build towards our goal of assembling a large portfolio of utility-scale, advanced energy storage projects,” said Randolph Mann, president of esVolta.

About esVolta, LP

esVolta is dedicated to developing, owning and operating utility-scale energy storage projects across North America. The company’s portfolio of operational plus contracted projects currently exceeds 400 MWh of capacity, and the firm is developing a large pipeline of future storage projects. esVolta is supported by a long-term capital commitment from Blue Sky Alternative Investments LLC and a strategic procurement arrangement with Powin Energy Corporation. More information about esVolta is available at www.esVolta.com.

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GE Renewable Energy Business, LM Wind Power announced today the planned acquisition of the WMC test facilities in Wieringerwerf, Netherlands. The transaction is expected to close within a few weeks' time subject to certain pre-completion conditions.

The facility will provide rotor hub testing for new GE turbines and also continue to offer blade and other testing, digital tools, research and similar services to the wider wind industry in Netherlands and elsewhere.

LM Wind Power plans to expand and develop the facility over time. The 23 current employees comprise highly-qualified experts in composites and rotor blade testing. All will be retained to help grow the business.

LM Wind Power has a growing presence in the Netherlands. It has its global management office at World Trade Center, Schiphol, with 44 employees representing 16 nationalities and a research facility in Heerhugowaard with 40 employees representing 14 nationalities. The company was acquired by GE in April 2017, a world leader in renewable energy and it continues to grow at pace, providing advanced wind turbine blades to customers all over the world.

Aart van der Pal, Chairman of the Board of WMC commented,"The acquisition of the WMC wind turbine blade test facility in Wieringerwerf secures a promising future for the 23 employees and ensures growth and opportunity for this important Dutch facility. We look forward to playing a key role in the future developments of advanced wind turbine rotor blades."

"The new test facilities will further contribute to LM Wind Power's research and development capabilities for the design and manufacture of advanced wind turbine blades and other components," said Duncan Berry CEO, LM Wind Power. "We are delighted to retain the talented existing workforce and supplement LM Wind Power and GE's growing presence in a strategic green industry in the Netherlands. These are valuable, senior, technical jobs and we provide employment to a significant and increasing number of graduates and post graduates from the best Dutch Universities including Delft, Twente, Eindhoven and Amsterdam."

LM Wind Power is the first company in the wind industry to become fully carbon neutral. For more information visit our website.

For Dutch language inquiries: Marina Millington-Ward, Stampa Communications
P: +31 20 404 2630 - E: marina[.]stampacommunications.com.

About LM Wind Power
LM Wind Power (lmwindpower.com) is a world leading designer and manufacturer of rotor blades for wind turbines, with a global manufacturing footprint that includes blade factories in Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, India, Poland, Spain, France, Turkey and the United States. The company has produced more than 205,000 blades since 1978, corresponding to more than 93 GW installed capacity and global savings of 189 million tons of CO2 annually. LM Wind Power is a GE Renewable Energy Business.

About GE Renewable Energy
GE Renewable Energy (ge.com/renewableenergy) is a $10 billion start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and more recently turbine blades, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner. With more than 22,000 employees present in more than 55 countries, GE Renewable Energy is backed by the resources of the world's first digital industrial company. Our goal is to demonstrate to the rest of the world that nobody should ever have to choose between affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy.

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