4Q 2022

Analyst Insight: Modular Microgrids Come of Age

Global Microgrid Deployment Insights

Modular microgrids offer a simplified and easy way of installing microgrids. Their popularity over the past years has meant that they are quickly becoming the preeminent model for microgrids. As such, Guidehouse Insights defines modular microgrids as: Modular microgrids meet the basic definitions of a microgrid, with the distinguishing feature being the ability to island and operate autonomously but include the following attributes: (1) pre-configured key hardware components; (2) ability to customize operations through software (often in the cloud); and (3) streamlined deployment procedures that reduce the need for onsite engineering during installation.

The Microgrid Deployment Tracker 3Q22 represents the largest and most thorough overview of the microgrid market published by any research or government organization. Its purpose is to provide the best up-to-date summary of microgrid projects available globally, doing so by highlighting key trends and dynamics across regional markets and customer segments as well as by generation technology.

This accompanying Analyst Insight report maps and discusses modular microgrid deployment. It also covers key market barriers and drivers and market inflection trends by region. The underlying Tracker is updated on a continual basis, with the next publication scheduled for 1Q 2023.

Pages 11
Tables | Charts | Figures 4
  • Why are modular microgrids popular?
  • What is facilitating the deployment of modular microgrids?
  • What are barriers to modular microgrid deployment?
  • Where are modular microgrids most widely deployed?
  • What is the market outlook for modular microgrids?
  • Microgrid installers
  • Investors
  • Microgrid component vendors
  • City planners



Executive Summary

Market Inflection Trends

Market Drivers and Barriers

Regional Market Overview

Key Recommendations and Conclusions

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Additional Resources


  • Modular Microgrid Implementation Spending by Region World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Modular Microgrids Installed Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Modular Microgrid Deployment Growth Potential, World Markets
  • Market Drivers and Barriers