Research and Development

Recent research has demonstrated that knowledge spillovers are 60% larger for low-carbon than for high-carbon technologies. Where does the low-carbon advantage come from? One potential explanation is that clean technologies are mostly new technology fields. New technology fields offer potentially high marginal private returns to first movers and might thus generate large knowledge spillovers comparing to the spillovers from low-carbon and high-carbon technologies to a range of other emerging technologies, such as IT and biotechnologies. They find that the intensity of spillovers from low-carbon technologies is comparable to other emerging technologies. Knowledge spillovers from high-carbon technologies are lagging behind.
Note: The figure compares the intensity of knowledge spillovers (as measured by patent citations) in a number of technologies, compared to the average patented technology. The y-axis represents the percentage difference in the intensity of knowledge spillovers. For example, a value of 0.2 means that the technology induces 20% more knowledge spillovers than the average.
-What sets XELS and Elesol apart from its global competitors when it comes to reducing energy consumption?
Japanese companies, including started their efforts to reduce energy consumption during the oil crisis in the 1970s. Those efforts began with a review of energy management methods in large factories and later gradually expanded to office buildings, supermarkets, other retail stores, and finally to households.
Such efforts allowed Japanese companies to develop world-class technologies and know-how related to energy consumption reduction and energy management systems (EMS).
What sets us apart from competitors is our ability to offer a complete range of services. These include using our skills and innovative technologies and instruments to introduce highly efficient measures suitable for our customers without depending on a specific power company.
We research and analyze the results to quickly detect any signs of a lessening of the client's overall energy performance. Once we have identified deteriorating sections, we determine the cause and propose appropriate countermeasures based on the experience and know-how we have accumulated over the years. In other words, while the XELS Solutions team detects the signs of deterioration, we rely on Elesol Technology and Elesol years of experience and expertise to determine the causes and countermeasures. With many countries and companies are currently trying to address the problems of energy efficiency deterioration. We believe our solutions can make a significant contribution to solving those problems.