Tuesday May 28, 2013 0 commentsBOULDER - More than 480 microgrid projects are proposed, planned, under construction or operating worldwide representing nearly 3,800 megawatts of capacity, according to a report by Navigant Research.
The report, "Microgrid Deployment Tracker 2Q13," said North America remains the world's leading market for microgrids with total planned or operating capacity of 2,505 MW.
The report said that represents an additional 417 MW since the fourth quarter 2012 report - an additional 55 projects.
Of that total, 1,459 MW is currently online and more than 1,122 MW is planned, under development or proposed, the report said.
"New vendors are continually entering the market and previously undiscovered projects are coming to the forefront, such as 27 projects planned or proposed in the state of Connecticut alone," said Peter Asmus, Navigant's principal research analyst.
"The outlines of a growing and vibrant microgrid movement are emerging, and the findings in this report reaffirm some of the market optimism surrounding microgrids, clearly demonstrating the rapid growth in the sector."
The report provides data on the known microgrid projects and details the rated capacity, duration and types of energy storage for each project and a database segmented by world region.
An executive summary of the report is available for free download at www.navigantresearch.com.