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Industry Studies of Policy Markets

Industry Studies: Policy & Markets

Solas Energy conducts in-depth policy reviews, market studies, and feasibility studies to help you make informed decisions for your future projects and expansion.

Regulatory studies examine recent regional and federal policies to determine their impact on various renewable energy markets, providing valuable information to our clients before they invest.

Our policy studies address:

  • Clean tech incentives and initiatives
  • Carbon pricing impacts
  • Environmental requirements
  • Value chain impacts and economic development opportunities

By conducting thorough market studies, we ensure that our clients understand the opportunities and challenges across different markets before they develop their next project.

Before committing to developing a new project, consider investing in a feasibility study. A feasibility study will assess the specific project risks, road blocks, and opportunities so you can make informed investment decisions.

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Our market studies address:

  • Carbon regulations
  • Power markets
  • Market feasibility
  • Economic modelling
  • Energy storage modelling including hybrid
    application modelling

Solas Energy provides a variety of analytical services built around its unique expertise related to renewable energy, GHG reductions, and Alberta’s electricity market.

Drawing on its deep understanding of complex issues in these areas, Solas Energy delivers data analysis on these topics in a very professional manner, along with incisive analytical insight and a rich grasp of the broader electricity sector to contextualize its analysis. Solas Energy has filled a crucial gap in analyzing the market situation for renewable energy in Alberta.

No other organization is equipped to provide the analytical services that Solas Energy is able to provide. In this way, Solas Energy has been a key part of helping us to advance the dialogue on the potential for renewable energy’s contribution to Alberta’s electricity supply.

Ben Thibault, B.Sc., J.D., Program Director, Electricity
Pembina Institute

Solas Energy provided us with a succinct, yet very comprehensive report setting out the structure of the likely future of Carbon in Alberta, as well as an overview of the recently published Clean Fuel Regulation. The quality of work was excellent, delivered exactly what we were looking for within a very tight timeframe over a challenging period. This supported us in making valuable and informed decisions about future capital investments.

Marc Serrurier, Manager, Corporate Development
ATCO

Contact us today to receive more information on our policy and market studies.

Clean Tech FAQ

Clean tech is short for clean technology. This term is used to refer to companies, as well as different technologies, that have a goal of improving environmental sustainability. Typically, these are knowledge-based products that can then improve operational performance or productivity, which can affect how a company contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.

Clean technology can help reduce the negative environmental effects of a company or industry through a few different approaches. These include the sustainable use of resources, large improvements in energy efficiency, and environmental protection activities. 

Clean technology encompasses many different types of technologies, which can be related to renewable energy, recycling, information technology, electric motors, green transportation, green chemistry, grey water, lighting, and more!

Clean tech has begun to be looked at as a competitive advantage for businesses, too. It is an essential topic for industries and businesses, and clean technology can help to reduce pollutants and dirty fuels no matter what industry a company is a part of. Clean tech has become a sector that is heavily invested in, ever since it emerged on the scene in the year 2000.

Clean tech, or clean technology, is knowledge-based technology that can help to improve environmental sustainability and leverage natural resources. In fact, that is the main goal of this kind of technology and is what it is designed for above all else! It can be used in many different scenarios and in many different industries to reduce a company’s negative environmental impacts.

For instance, some of the technologies can be related to recycling, renewable energy, or green transportation, among other things. 

An example of a clean tech company is Clean Edge, which is a clean technology research firm (conducting clean technology projects). They are able to track clean energy, clean water, and more, and can then provide advisory services and other services based on the data they collect and their knowledge of the clean energy sector.

Cleantech companies are often at the forefront of the news as they provide new and exciting solutions to energy and greenhouse gas issues. Cleantech companies are typically leading the way in clean energy innovation, clean technology sectors, clean technologies, and the new green economy.

Another example of clean technology (from cleantech companies) can include smart cars and green transportation, which can help to cut down greenhouse gasses that are emitted during transportation. This can be especially useful for a company that does a lot of transportation or shipping, such as a trucking company.

It is important to use clean tech where it will make the most difference, and clean tech companies will have the knowledge and data to help you figure that out.

Other examples include wind turbines, power electronics, water purification tech, supply chain improvements and tech that is net zero. Net zero means they produce less than they consume.

About Solas Energy

Solas Energy provides comprehensive strategy and consulting services to support the energy transition. With over 20 years of experience in project development, construction management, and climate change advisory, Solas Energy provides its clients with the depth and perspective required to navigate the complex issues associated with renewable energy project development and climate change policy. 

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