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EBJ Vol XXIII No 05: Renewable Energy

An analysis of the renewable energy business in the United States in 2010 with an emphasis on opportunities across the supply chain for consulting engineers and contractors. The $36-billion clean energy systems & power sector, encompassing equipment, power sales and service revenues in wind, solar, geothermal and biomass grew 14% in 2009, almost 12 percentage points better than any other environmental industry segment.

Table of Contents

01.Renewable Energy C&E Overview: Consulting & engineering firms generated $800 million in U.S. revenues in renewable energy in 2009 in what was undoubtedly a tough year; Wind development leads the growth but firms do well in solar and geothermal as utility scale projects complement on-site power; Factors are converge to drive more growth in climate change and renewables C& 1-2

02.Wind: Growth in wind energy exceeded expectations in 2009, but 2010 should be an adjustment year; Consultants find numerous service niches in which to 3-7

03.Solar: Utility projects start to gain traction and PVs keep on 8-10

04.Geothermal: New projects up 26% in the U.S. in 2009 as specialist drillers and contractors keep up with 11-13

05.Profiles: TRC Cos makes push into wind, ET Environmental on landfill gas to energy, O’Brien & Gere adds to GHG consulting practice and Hydro Green completes second round of finacning moves to small-head hydro as an untapped 13-19



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