3Q 2020

Global DER Deployment Database 3Q20

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

The global electric power industry is facing a transformation from centralized generation toward a more decentralized grid with two-way energy flows, known as the Energy Cloud. Despite the impacts of the current pandemic, DER technologies still benefit from increasing deployments and should have greater resiliency than centralized generation technologies. Although some DER generation technologies (diesel gensets, natural gas gensets, and microturbines) and their manufacturers have reported declines in revenue in the first half of 2020, distributed renewable and flexibility technologies such as demand response and energy efficiency continue to grow. DER technologies are often the go-to-choice for reliable power as they are cost-effective and well-understood. 

According to Guidehouse Insights, the Global DER market will shrink by 22% in 2020 or 151.3 GW from the previous estimate of 195.1 GW. However, deployments of distributed solar PV and solar plus storage will be key game changers and drive demand for DER solutions across all major geographical markets.

This report covers DER technologies grouped in 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 at customer facilities. This report provides technology capacity and revenue forecasts for 14 leading DER technology markets globally. In addition, it provides data about countries and regions where the proliferation of these resources is expected to have the greatest influence over the next decade. The technology and capacity forecasts are also segmented by two types of end consumer: residential and other installations. The latter segment includes commercial, industrial, community/multi-family, institutional, military, and remote (island) installations, grouped under the commercial and industrial (C&I) category in this report.

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  • What is the total size and growth rate of DER deployments globally and regionally?
  • What are the annual and cumulative deployments of individual DER technologies globally and regionally?
  • Which countries will represent the largest markets for distributed energy resources (DER) in the coming decade?
  • What mix of DER technologies are expected in different countries and regions worldwide?
  • What are the major DER technology revenues in each global region to date?
  • Which customer segments will represent the largest markets for DER in the coming decade?
  • How will DER deployments displace traditional, centralized generation around the world?
  • 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

Global DER Deployment Database 3Q20

Annual Total DER Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030

Annual Total DER Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030

Top Five Countries/Regions by Cumulative DER Capacity, World Markets: 2020-2030

Cumulative DER Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030

Cumulative DER Revenue by Application, World Markets: 2020-2030

Cumulative DER Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2020, 2025, 2030

Annual Installed CI&I DER Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030

Annual Installed Residential DER Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030

Annual Installed Total DER Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030

Annual CI&I DER Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030

Annual Residential DER Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030

Annual Total DER Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030

Cumulative Installed Total DER Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030

Annual Installed Total Number of Units by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030

Annual Installed CI&I DER Power Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030

Annual Installed Residential DER Power Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030

Annual Installed Total DER Power Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030

Annual CI&I DER Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030

Annual Residential DER Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030

Annual Total DER Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030

Cumulative Installed Total DER Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030

Annual Installed Total Number of Units by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030

Annual Installed Central Power Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030

Distributed Generation as Percentage of New Additional Central Generation Capacity, World Markets: 2020-2030

Total Cumulative Central Power Generation Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030

Cumulative DER Distributed Generation Percentage of Cumulative Central Capacity, World Markets: 2020-2030

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  • Annual Total DER Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Annual Total DER Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Top Five Countries/Regions by Cumulative DER Capacity, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Cumulative DER Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Cumulative DER Revenue by Application, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Cumulative DER Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2020, 2025, 2030
  • Annual Total DER Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Annual Total DER Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Top Five Countries/Regions by Cumulative DER Capacity, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Cumulative DER Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Cumulative DER Revenue by Application, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Cumulative DER Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2020, 2025, 2030
  • Annual Installed CI&I DER Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Annual Installed Residential DER Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Annual Installed Total DER Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Annual CI&I DER Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Annual Residential DER Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Annual Total DER Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Cumulative Installed Total DER Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Annual Installed Total Number of Units by Region, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Annual Installed CI&I DER Power Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Annual Installed Residential DER Power Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Annual Installed Total DER Power Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Annual CI&I DER Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Annual Residential DER Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Annual Total DER Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Cumulative Installed Total DER Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Annual Installed Total Number of Units by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Annual Installed Central Power Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Distributed Generation as Percentage of New Additional Central Generation Capacity, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Total Cumulative Central Power Generation Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 2020-2030
  • Cumulative DER Distributed Generation Percentage of Cumulative Central Capacity, World Markets: 2020-2030
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