Research and thought leadership capabilities

Our research creates new knowledge and insight in markets that are rapidly changing, leveraging Cornwall Insight’s in-depth knowledge and expertise in the energy sector. Our experts engage with clients to understand their needs arising from these transformations, and then design thought leadership campaigns through a holistic programme of activities that can include reports, webinars, events, bespoke workshops, and more.  

Thought leadership can reposition your organisation in the market, putting you at the forefront of change and innovation by shaping the conversation on what really matters in the energy sector.

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Insight papers

  • Low carbon generation

    Battery storage in Japan: An up-and-coming market?

    This paper includes exclusive insights from Cornwall Insight’s Japan Benchmark Power Curve. As Japan progresses towards net zero emissions by 2050, the country’s energy system will undergo substantial changes, some of which we discuss in this insight paper. In this insight paper, we discuss the demand and challenges accompanying Japan’s…

  • Low carbon generation

    Is Germany going green? Charting Germany’s energy transition (2nd edition)

    This paper includes exclusive insights from Cornwall Insight’s North West Europe Benchmark Power Curve. The first edition of this report was published in June 2023. Using exclusive insights from our new North West Europe Benchmark Power Curve, our insight paper assesses the impact of macroeconomic and geopolitical challenges on Germany’s…

  • Regulation and policy

    Supporting Renewables

    Understanding policy impact on the cost to the consumers of renewable development in Northern Ireland Cornwall Insight Ireland’s report for RenewableNI finds that appropriate support for renewable generation in Northern Ireland can be expected to reduce overall cost to consumer. The Department for the Economy (DfE) is in the process…

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Case studies


  • Financing net zero: Investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure

    As the number of electric vehicles (EVs) has rapidly increased, with registrations in 2022 up 40 per cent on 2021, charging infrastructure is rapidly evolving into an asset class in its own right. As demand for EVs continues to grow, vital questions must be answered on the most suitable business…

  • Merchant financing

    Against a backdrop of ongoing developments in the energy market, the importance of unlocking future low-carbon generating capacity continues to grow, offering rife investment opportunity. In partnership with Shoosmiths, Cornwall Insight’s upcoming “Financing Net Zero” session discussed the investment case for merchant financing of solar, wind and energy storage assets….

  • Co-location, co-location, co-location

    Our webinar, in partnership with law firm Weightmans, considered several opportunities and use cases for the co-location of different renewable energy technologies. Combining different technologies through co-location can help unlock additional revenue streams, but also comes with added risks and complexities that can put off investors. Our event gathered market…


  • > Low carbon Hydrogen

    Hydrogen Index

    The role of low-carbon hydrogen in achieving our net zero targets has been a topic of significant discussion at a global level, with many nations furthering their commitments to hydrogen development. Following this discussion and providing an international view of the market, our Low-carbon Hydrogen Index explores the hydrogen strategies…

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