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. 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 and campus, military, remote, and direct current (DC) systems
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.
According to the new report, 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.
He added: “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 clean energy, such as solar PV and diesel capacities. Solar PV added 111 project entries and 475 MW of capacity to diesel’s 45 entries and 544 MW.
Information in the report 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.
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