Always the Sun: A Case for Solar Energy

Published 01 Dec 2003
Reference 5158
Region Global
Summary

Technological and scientific innovation in recent years has opened up much research and development into renewable and alternative energies. Increasing pressure from environmental and governmental groups has led to the investigation of new and cleaner energy sources for the future. This case looks specifically at developments surrounding solar energy, focusing particularly on the possible benefits and market potential of such innovation and the challenges the industry might expect to encounter going forward.

Teaching objectives

This case aims to provide a succinct overview of current developments in this rapidly developing industry sector. Including a historical industry perspective, comment on potential product development and current industry forecasts, the case raises many questions for students to consider and resolve.

Keywords
  • Energy
  • Solar
  • Sun
  • Renewable
  • Alternative
  • Environment
  • Sustainable
  • Power. AR2003
  • RD1103
  • AR0304