Navigant Research Identifies 239 New Microgrid Projects, Representing Nearly 959.7 MW of Additional Capacity
Latest edition of Navigant Research’s Microgrid Deployment Tracker now includes business models for a cross-section of projects initiated between 2015 and 2017
A new report from Navigant Research presents data on known grid-tied and remote microgrid projects in the proposal, planning, and deployed stages across six geographies and seven microgrid segments.
Since 2Q 2017, tracked microgrid capacity has experienced a boost, particularly in Asia Pacific with 10,204.5 MW developed. North America follows with 7,779.4 MW, yet the region has twice the number of tracked entries in Asia Pacific—1,105. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, as of 2Q 2018, 2,134 microgrid project entries have been identified, representing 24.98 GW of operating, under development, and proposed microgrid capacity and 239 new entries.
“While Asia Pacific and North America still account for almost three-quarters of all microgrid capacity in the Tracker, Latin America boasted the largest addition of microgrid capacity in this update with 363.5 MW added—a significant shift from the previous edition,” said Johnathon de Villier, research analyst with Navigant Research. “And for the first time, the Tracker includes the core business models—energy as a service, government financing, owner financing, utility rate base, and other—for a selection of projects deployed between 2015 and 2017.”
According to the report, other key trends include a strong growth in the remote segment and a quickly shrinking gap between solar PV and diesel capacities. Solar PV added 111 project entries and 475 MW of capacity to diesel’s 45 entries and 544 MW.
This Navigant Research report, Microgrid Deployment Tracker 2Q18, tracks data on known grid-tied and remote microgrid projects in the proposal, planning, and deployed stages in six geographies. The report covers seven microgrid segments: C&I, community, utility distribution, institutional/campus, military, remote, and direct current (DC) systems. Information is provided on capacity and project numbers by distributed generation type, operational and under development/proposed status, top 10 countries, and top 10 US states. The Tracker also segments projects currently known to be on hold, as well as operational, under development, and proposed projects. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.
* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Microgrid Deployment Tracker 2Q18, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.