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Bagheri Moghaddam N.,Allame Tabatabaee University | Bagheri Moghaddam N.,Amin Management Consulting Group | Mousavi S.M.,Sharif University of Technology | Mousavi S.M.,Amin Management Consulting Group | And 4 more authors.
Renewable Energy | Year: 2012

This study seeks a method for formulating directional strategy of wind turbine industry in Iran. To this end, by initially evaluating various economic viewpoints concerning the development of industries, the necessity of government intervention is recognized. By defining the concepts of national industry policy, firm technology strategy, and national technology strategy, the role of directional industry strategy is then made clear. Furthermore, the six assumptions of emphasis on formulating strategy (rather than on formulating policy), emphasis on formulating directional strategy, model's prescriptivism, emphasis on formulating the strategy at the level of industry, Iran's being a developing country, and finally wind turbine industry's technology intensiveness are considered. Accordingly, we evaluate different models in the literature and select a model, which is in most agreement with the mentioned assumptions. Ultimately, by implementing this model in Iran's wind turbine industry, we identify the strategy of Iran's wind turbine industry. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. Source


Bagheri Moghaddam N.,Allame Tabatabaee University | Bagheri Moghaddam N.,Amin Management Consulting Group | Mousavi S.M.,Sharif University of Technology | Mousavi S.M.,Amin Management Consulting Group | And 6 more authors.
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | Year: 2011

Iran, as a developing country, will be confronted with a significant increase in electricity demand in future years. Being a petroleum producing country has resulted in extreme subsidies for energy production from fossilized resources such as oil and gas. This issue is one of the most important factors regarding underdevelopment of renewable energies in Iran. Expansive use of fossil resources in providing the necessary energy has resulted in Iran being among the 20 countries that have a share in the 75% spread of greenhouse gases. This issue has resulted in greater attention on behalf of the energy sectors policy makers regarding renewable energies, especially wind. Awareness regarding the current condition of each system is the first step for optimum policy making. On this basis, analyzing Iran's wind conditions and assessing its technological capabilities is considered a pre-requisite for the wind sectors policy making. This paper aims at studying Iran's wind energy status in the form of available capacities, power production, wind power plant characteristics, principal agents and existing protective laws. Also, the main focus of this paper is on evaluating Iran's potential and effective technological capabilities for producing the main parts of wind turbines in different sizes. In order to fulfill this task, sector-level technological capabilities are defined. Then by analyzing active organizations in this field, Iran's capability level will be determined and by comparing it with the ideal conditions, Iran's technological gaps will be identified. The reasons for the creation of such shortcomings will also be introduced from different aspects in the form of the Atlas model. Finally, Iran's potential capabilities in resolving technological shortcomings will be identified. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

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