Market Analysis Resources

Market analysis tools are designed to evaluate the impact of clean energy technologies and related policies and deployment programs in the marketplace. This includes assessment of technology costs and performance, market penetration, policy and market drivers, deployment pathways and scenarios, and related issues. Tools covered in this category include the Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS), the Stochastic Energy Deployment System (SEDS), the Biomass Scenario Model (BSM), the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS), Markal, the Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP), the Long range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP), and many others.

Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands

BIOTRANS optimizes the biofuel supply chain allocation by finding the least-cost configuration of resources and trade to meet meet a specified biofuel demand in the European transportation sector. The user can constrain the optimization by inputting a number of economic and technological assumptions for a specific target year.

International Atomic Energy Agency

MESSAGE combines technologies and fuels to construct so-called "energy chains", making it possible to map energy flows from supply to demand. The model can help design long term strategies by analyzing cost optimal energy mixes, investment needs and other costs for new infrastructure, energy supply security, energy resource utilization, rate of introduction of new technologies (technology learning), environmental constraints, etc.

Energy Technology Systems Analysis Program

The Times Integrated Assessment Model (TIAM) comprises several thousand technologies in all sectors of the energy system. It is characterized by several technical and economic parameters and by emission coefficients for the three main greenhouse gases (GHGs). This is a useful market analysis tool for users who wish to compare renewable energy technologies.

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

ReMIND is a global multi-regional model incorporating the economy, the climate system, and a detailed representation of the energy sector. It solves for an inter-temporal Pareto optimum in economic and energy investments in the 11 model regions, fully accounting for interregional trade in goods, energy carriers and emissions allowances. ReMIND allows for the analysis of technology options and policy proposals for climate mitigation.