Top Ten Clean Technology Trends in 2011

Top Ten Clean Technology Trends in 2011 provides key information and detailed insight into clean technology industry trends. It contains a detailed analysis on the major trends in various domains of the clean technology sector. It discusses the emergence of Lithium-ion and Nickel-metal Hydride battery technology in the advanced battery segment.

The report analyses the impact of government regulations in the water and wastewater management industry, e-waste management industry, biofuel market, and renewable energy sector. The report also provides information on the emergence of green buildings to counter the threat of climate change and resource scarcity. It also discusses the emergence of carbon trading and the smart grid market.

This report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by a team of industry experts

Lithium-Ion and Nickel-Metal Hybrid Batteries are Likely to Witness a Rise while Nickel-Cadmium Batteries Lag in 2011

Nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) batteries are losing market share to Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries in the power tools segment, while Nickel-Metal Hybrid (Ni-MH) batteries are taking over Ni-Cd batteries in toys, cordless phones and the household devices segment. Ni-Cd batteries offer only half the capacity of Ni-MH batteries for the same weight or volume, and only one-fourth that of Li-ion batteries. The Ni-Cd market is shrinking due to its poor price-performance ratio compared with other battery chemistries. In 2009, sales of Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries decreased by 43% in the electronics segment, and this trend are expected to continue in 2011 also.