Emerging technologies are essential contributors to the future energy and economic roadmap. Although their technology and associated engineering are well-represented in academic programs, the factors that can promote or hinder widespread adoption are invariably given less emphasis. A quantitative process has been developed to demonstrate progress of alternative energy sources towards market maturity. It has been tested in a number of courses and the paper provides guidance on its use, pitfalls, typical results and options for development. The cases covered are batteries and portable fuel cells with non-volatile memory used as a consumer product benchmark.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2011|
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