Market Research Report
Off-Grid DER Innovations: Commercial and Industrial, Residential, and Personal/Untethered Off-Grid DER Market Solutions
|Published by||Guidehouse Insights (formerly Navigant Research)||Product code||621692|
|Published||Content info||32 Pages; 18 Tables, Charts & Figures
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|Off-Grid DER Innovations: Commercial and Industrial, Residential, and Personal/Untethered Off-Grid DER Market Solutions|
|Published: March 30, 2018||Content info: 32 Pages; 18 Tables, Charts & Figures||
The off-grid distributed energy resources (DER) market began developing in the 1990s, well before the grid-connected DER sector existed. It was the main driver for the early development of most DER technologies, such as energy storage systems (ESSs) and solar PV. However, until the last 2 or 3 years, its growth was dependent on opportunistic deployments rather than economic drivers. Today, declines in the manufacturing costs of PV, ESSs, and power electronics are enhancing the case for DER in the off-grid market. Off-grid DER solutions are becoming more attractive compared to traditional pure diesel generator set (genset) solutions to power remote locations or geographic areas without grid access.
The commercial and industrial (C&I) market is driven mostly by economics, as integrated off-grid DER solutions can offer significant savings in operations and maintenance costs versus pure fuel-based solutions. In this market, the main competition is increasingly the expansion of the grid, rather than other off-grid technologies. Residential off-grid DER solutions are expected to soar, pushed by the significant portion of the population that does not have access to energy services. While this is an attractive market, companies operating in this space also face challenges, including access to capital, lack of other infrastructure (e.g., communications, banking, etc.), and poor product quality.
This Navigant Research report provides a quantitative analysis of the global market for off-grid DER technologies and a summary of innovative uses and business models. The study focuses on the deployment of integrated DER solutions in the C&I, residential, and personal/untethered segments, including microgrids, pico systems, solar home systems (SHSs), nanogrids, and transport applications. Global market forecasts, segmented by region, application, system type, and segment, extend through 2027. The report also examines the telecommunications, resource extraction, and multi-user off-grid electrification applications for off-grid DER.