SOURCE: NanoMarkets

October 19, 2009 10:26 ET

NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report That Examines the Market Opportunities for Sensors in Smart Grids

GLEN ALLEN, VA--(Marketwire - October 19, 2009) - NanoMarkets, a Virginia-based analyst firm, today announced a new upcoming report that will address the market potential for sensors in emerging Smart Grid. The report, Sensors for the Smart Grid: Market Opportunities 2009-2016, Nano-149, is the next in a series from NanoMarkets on Smart Grids. For additional details about the report please visit An excerpt from the report has been posted on the firm's website.

NanoMarkets has recently issued an analysis of battery and ultra-capacitors for Smart Grids and will also be releasing reports on the impact of government policy on Smart Grid markets, materials for Smart Grids and customer premise devices used in Smart Grids.

About the Report:

Much of the literature on Smart Grid makes the point that the Smart Grid will use lots of "advanced sensors." Sensors are intrinsic to advanced metering applications, for example. As a result NanoMarkets believes that the emerging Smart Grid will create important new markets for sensors over the coming decade. Giant firms such as AT&T are already creating units to tap into this opportunity and this report identifies where all the new business revenues in Smart Grid sensors will be coming from. It will be essential reading for product managers, marketers and business development executives at sensor firms, networking companies, advanced materials and software companies and all businesses involved with the emerging smart grid.

The report identifies and quantifies all sensor-related opportunities related to the Smart Grid. This includes not only energy monitoring and load balancing sensors. Security monitoring and equipment inspection are also part of the story. In addition, coverage of the energy monitoring aspect of the market includes conventional electrical sources as well as sensors for load balancing for alternative energy. We also examine the markets for Smart Grid-related sensors and sensor systems that are used both by power companies and in buildings including specialist sensors that are being developed for grid applications, such as those that are capable of rapid analysis of anomalies in electricity quality over very large geographic areas.

As with all NanoMarkets reports, this report contains a granular eight-year forecast and it also includes an assessment of the strategies of the leading players in this space as well the activities of the major standards organizations and their role in creating a smart sensor friendly grid ecosystem. The report also discusses the differences in the Smart Grid sensor market among the major industrialized countries of the world.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities created by developments in advanced materials. Visit for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

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