04 Dec '17, 10am

Looking past the horizon of renewable energy

Many utilities and investors still view wide deployment of renewable-energy technologies with caution. But conversations at the 2017 Harvard Business School Energy Symposium on Oct. 21 indicated markets have reached an inflection point. For much of the last decade, traditional energy sectors have viewed renewable-energy projects as a novel innovation. Solar and wind power were technologies to be piloted. These were risky projects that investors only approached if they expected high returns. Many utilities were cautious about adopting significant shares of these resources into their operations. But now equity investors, who tend to favor conventional energy or infrastructure investments, are increasingly considering large-scale investments in renewable energy. Interest in future innovations is now focused on energy storage. Investors are also considering other ways to integ...

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