2Q 2023

Analyst Insight: Distributed Energy Resources in Europe

Global DER Deployment Insights

The deployment of distributed energy resources (DER) will likely continue to rise in 2023. Electricity markets are becoming increasingly liberalized around the world so that non-utility generation sources and demand side resources, such as demand response, can participate, provide essential services, and receive compensation. Declining technology costs, new business models, and legislative action will likely advance new global DER capacity deployments beyond centralized generation. Software advances also enable automated load shifting and help stabilize the grid without compromising consumer comfort or productivity.

This Analyst Insight focuses on DER growth in Europe, which has been facilitated by various factors: the continued decline of DER technology costs coupled with new incentives; advances in software capability that enable additional DER use cases; and the implementation of new policies related to energy savings in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. On the other hand, persisting supply chain issues and high inflation are potential barriers to market expansion.

The Guidehouse Insights Global DER Deployment Forecast Database provides a comprehensive and up-to-date database of worldwide DER deployments. It includes annual DER cumulative capacity and capacity additions by region and technology, DER revenue, and when available, additional details. The most recent tracker was published in 1Q 2023.

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Tables | Charts | Figures 7
  • What are the key drivers for DER technologies around the world? 
  • How are DER technologies evolving in reliability and integration into the grid? 
  • What are the major DER developments in each global region? 
  • How are DER deployments expected to displace traditional, centralized generation around the world?
  • What is driving DER growth in Europe?
  • Solar developers, installers, and operators 
  • Wind developers, installers, and operators 
  • Genset and microturbine vendors 
  • Fuel cell vendors 
  • Microgrid vendors 
  • EV charging vendors and service providers 
  • Energy suppliers, utilities, and grid operators 
  • Energy service companies (ESCOs) 
  • Government agencies 
  • Investor community 


Scope of the DER Database

Executive Summary

Global DER Deployment Market Forecast

Key Highlights: DER in Europe

Energy Crisis in Europe

Market Inflection Trends Market Drivers and Barriers

Inflation Reduction Act’s Impact on Europe

Rise of Residential Solar in Europe

Key Recommendations, Acronyms, Resources, and Contact

  • Cumulative DER Capacity Additions by Region, World Markets: 2023-2032
  • Annual DER Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2023-2032
  • DER Growth Potential, World Markets
  • Annual Total DER Capacity Additions by Region, World Markets: 2023-2032
  • Top 5 European Residential Solar Markets: New Solar Capacity Installed in 2023
  • Top 5 European Residential Solar Markets: Cumulative Installed Solar Capacity in 2023
  • DER Growth Potential, World Markets
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