1Q 2022

Global DER Deployment Database 1Q22

Distributed Renewables, Distributed Energy Storage, DERMS, EV Charging Loads, Demand Response, and Energy Efficiency: Global Market Forecasts

The deployment of distributed energy resources (DER) increased again throughout 2021 and is forecast to continue growing steadily over the coming decade. Declining technology costs, new business models, and legislative action emphasizing decarbonatization and resilience are likely to drive adoption of distributed resources over the forecast period. 2021 was somewhat of a breakthrough year for countries removing barriers for distributed resources to provide services to the grid. As more countries open the market to distributed resources, the value proposition of DER is expected to continue to increase.

Distributed solar PV continues to lead annual capacity installations of distributed resources, with EV charging expected to provide the second-most capacity additions in the near term. The most significant update from the previous version of this report is an increase in expected EV charging adoption. Thanks to higher-than-expected market resiliency and a surge in government and corporate actions to decarbonize road transportation, Guidehouse Insights has revised its EV forecasting models toward more aggressive adoption rates. As a result, Guidehouse Insights has more than doubled its forecast for annual spending on EV charging infrastructure.

This report covers 14 DER technologies grouped across four distinct parts of the value chain that generate, manage, and consume electricity. Despite their distinct characteristics, all of these technologies usually operate behind-the-meter (BTM) at customer facilities. In some cases, the technologies are owned and operated by actors outside traditional utilities, such as the technology owner or third-party service providers and aggregators.

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  • What are the key drivers for different DER technologies around the world?
  • How are DER technologies evolving in terms of reliability and integration into the grid?
  • What are the major DER developments in each global region to date?
  • How are DER deployments expected to displace traditional, centralized generation around the world?
  • How is DER revenue changing based on application?
  • How are the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain issues affecting DER deployments? 
  • Solar 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 

How to Use This File: Global DER Deployment Database

Global DER Deployment Database 1Q22 Dashboard

Annual Total DER Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031

Annual Total DER Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031

Top 5 Countries/Regions by Cumulative DER Capacity, World Markets: 2022-2031

Cumulative DER Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031

Cumulative DER Revenue by Application, World Markets: 2022-2031

Annual DER Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2022, 2026, 2031

Annual Installed CI&I DER Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031

Annual Installed Residential DER Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031

Annual Installed Total DER Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031

Annual CI&I DER Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031

Annual Residential DER Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031

Annual Total DER Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031

Cumulative Installed Total DER Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031

Annual Installed Total Number of DER Units by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031

Annual Installed CI&I DER Power Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031

Annual Installed Residential DER Power Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031

Annual Installed Total DER Power Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031

Annual CI&I DER Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031

Annual Residential DER Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031

Annual Total DER Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031

Cumulative Installed Total DER Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031

Annual Installed Total Number of DER Units by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031

Annual Installed Central Power Generation Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031

DG Percentage of New Additional Central Generation Capacity, World Markets: 2022-2031

Total Cumulative Central Power Generation Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031

Cumulative DER DG Percentage of Cumulative Central Generation Capacity, World Markets: 2022-2031

Global DER Deployment Database 1Q22

Acronyms and Abbreviations

  • Global DER Deployment Database 1Q22 Dashboard
  • Annual Total DER Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Annual Total DER Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Top 5 Countries/Regions by Cumulative DER Capacity, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Cumulative DER Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Cumulative DER Revenue by Application, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Annual DER Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2022, 2026, 2031

 

  • Annual Total DER Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Annual Total DER Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Top 5 Countries/Regions by Cumulative DER Capacity, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Cumulative DER Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Cumulative DER Revenue by Application, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Annual DER Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2022, 2026, 2031
  • Annual Installed CI&I DER Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Annual Installed Residential DER Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Annual Installed Total DER Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Annual CI&I DER Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Annual Residential DER Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Annual Total DER Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Cumulative Installed Total DER Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Annual Installed Total Number of DER Units by Region, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Annual Installed CI&I DER Power Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Annual Installed Residential DER Power Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Annual Installed Total DER Power Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Annual CI&I DER Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Annual Residential DER Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Annual Total DER Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Cumulative Installed Total DER Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Annual Installed Total Number of DER Units by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Annual Installed Central Power Generation Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • DG Percentage of New Additional Central Generation Capacity, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Total Cumulative Central Power Generation Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Cumulative DER DG Percentage of Cumulative Central Generation Capacity, World Markets: 2022-2031
  • Global DER Deployment Database 1Q22