Emerton’s expertise spans the entire solar value chain from component manufacturing, module manufacturing (e.g silicon, thin-film, HPV), system integration and project development to power generation.
We have been very active in the cell manufacturing and solar materials for several years.
As an illustration, we performed the strategic due diligence of a new high-efficiency solar PV cell. We analyzed the international markets trends, the solar project developers’ expectations and needs, and the cost positioning of the new cell technology. We also conducted a thorough analysis of the Chinese cell manufacturing landscape and its evolution.
We have been engaged along the entire wind value chain from upstream materials, component manufacturing and integration to downstream project development, power generation, EPC, logistics and O&M services.
We are focused on the utility-scale segment in both onshore and offshore wind – but also performed market studies on small and midscale wind turbines.
For example, in the context of a strategic turnaround, Emerton assisted the CEO of a Wind turbine manufacturer in the design of the company’s strategic plan and performed several focused analyses (e.g. Chinese landscape).
Emerton also performed the strategic due diligence of a condition-monitoring solution provider for the wind industry. We interviewed Wind manufacturers globally to understand the customer voice, gauge the company’s competitive positioning and assess the market potential.
We performed several market studies in the hybrid renewable energy sector where PV or wind is combined with diesel genset. E.g. we analyzed the market perspectives in Sub-saharan Africa and identified priority markets.
After years of slow development, several first-of-a-kind infrastructure projects are going on-line.
Emerton performed several projects in the marine technologies, for investment funds, energy players, ISP and a Government Agency. We combine a good understanding of global market developments, technologies, value chain and project financing.
For example, Emerton conducted a market entry opportunity assessment in the marine technology sector for an independent service provider.
Geothermal energy is experiencing a renaissance with new technologies, generating a renewed interest from several players, from Energy players to project developers, equipment manufacturers and infrastructure funds.
As an illustrative case, Emerton supported the leading international geothermal IPP ORMAT in the due diligence of geothermal assets in the Carribbean islands.