Analysis of renewable energy research hotspots and trends based on bibliometric and patent survey

Yidan Wang (Center for Sustainable Development and Energy Policy Research (SDEP), School of Energy & Mining Engineering, China University of Mining & Technology, Beijing (CUMTB), Beijing 100083, China)
Jiaxing Wang (Center for Sustainable Development and Energy Policy Research (SDEP), School of Energy & Mining Engineering, China University of Mining & Technology, Beijing (CUMTB), Beijing 100083, China.)
Jingli Fan (1. Center for Sustainable Development and Energy Policy Research (SDEP), School of Energy & Mining Engineering, China University of Mining & Technology, Beijing (CUMTB), Beijing 100083, China. 2. State Key Laboratory of Coal Resources and Safe Mining (China University of Mining and Technology), Beijing 100083, China.)
Yuhui Xia (The Administrative Centre for China's Agenda 21 (ACCA21), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Beijing 100038, China)
Xian Zhang (The Administrative Centre for China's Agenda 21 (ACCA21), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Beijing 100038, China)

Abstract


 In recent years, renewable energy has taken on an increasingly important role as a result of the depletion of traditional fossil fuels and the pressure of climate change. Due to the advantages of clean energy production and wide availability, research on renewable energy has increased worldwide. We collected data from the Web of Science and the Derwent Innovations Index to analyze research trends in the field of renewable energy. It was found that the number of research achievements in this field has developed rapidly worldwide since 2005. The United States ranks first in the quantity and quality of literature and fourth in the number of authorized patents. China ranks second and first regarding the quantity of literature and authorized patents, respectively. Biomass energy, wind energy, and solar energy are trending research topics in various stages of development. China has maintained close cooperation with the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and other countries.


Keywords


Renewable energy; Technology transfer; Bibliometrics; Authorized patent analysis; Situational analysis

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jesr.v3i2.1702

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