Deployment of Renewable Energy Technologies;pp. 55-86
Authors: (Melih Soner Celiktas, EBILTEM, Ege University Science & Technology Research Center, Izmir, Turkey)
Abstract: Foresight is the process involved in systematically attempting to look into the longerterm future of science, technology, the economy, environment and society with the aim of identifying the emerging generic technologies and the underpinning areas of strategic research likely to yield the greatest economic and social benefits. In recent years most industrialized countries have conducted national technology foresight studies in order to define research priorities and elicit national S&T priorities to look at the future from a broad range of complementary viewpoints. As a result of that, technology foresight studies have become very important in regards to the design and application of technology policies and have been widely used in a great number of countries. This study is focusing on the renewable energy technologies which will be available in the next decades and attempts to review and analyze strategic technologies. The objective of the study is to describe trends in the development of renewable energy technologies, to highlight R&D priorities and critically discuss the data gathered from foresight studies of various industrialized countries.