Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2003


Dundar Kocaoglu

Course Title

Engineering and Technology Management

Course Number

EMGT 520/620


The objective of this study is to understand how emerging technologies in the energy industry are being commercialized by entrepreneurs and it focuses on one segment, the US wind energy industry. The US wind energy segment was chosen due to the critical nature of the state of the industry. The technology has matured to the point of economic feasibility quite recently and is poised for full development into a large, commercial industry. It is populated by many, varied businesses and will be interesting to observe in the next 5-10 years as consolidation and further maturation takes place. Research was conducted using reputable industry and government group information and was augmented by studies of a limited number of individual businesses. The study looks at all aspects of the industry important to the entrepreneurs involved and discusses their impacts. These topics include the state of the technology and future plans, the definition of the market and its outlook, the regulatory environment faced by businesses, and the government involvement and policy. It also describes the business development challenges facing the entrepreneur in the renewable energy fields and collaborates this data with the individual company studies.


This project is only available to students, staff, and faculty of Portland State University

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