Energy Innovation SPARK is a curated data aggregation, research, and analysis enabling platform. It makes valuable market structure and knowledge condition information on energy value chains accessible to decision-makers, entrepreneurs, and analysts. The exploration interface that allows the user to compare industry value chains, gaining insight on their relation to policy and innovation. Data are presented in the following four major categories, described in detail below: 1) descriptive information, 2) innovative outcomes, 3) strategic conditions, and 4) knowledge conditions.
Energy I-SPARK is currently built primarily around exploring utility-scale solar and on-shore wind power as they feed into U.S. power markets. Note that we are still in the process of building and expanding this tool. In the future, we plan to add further detail to the components of the wind and utility-scale solar value chains, include value chains for other electricity generation technologies, and explore the activities of consumers of electricity. We also plan to add a query interface for presenting related information, both between industries as well as longitudinally within industries.
Sneak Peek of the Energy Innovation SPARK: