1. GTM: US Microgrid Capacity Set to Double by 2020

    GTM: US Microgrid Capacity Set to Double by 2020

    Microgrids are set to experience the same kind of boom battery storage and solar capacity have seen as prices fall and the technologies become increasingly commercialized. Omar Saadeh, GTM senior analyst, spoke at the group's Grid Edge event earlier this week and predicted the size of the market would double within five years.

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    1. This trend signals a shift toward increasing commercial viability.
    2. We have this concept of microgrids being a great distributed energy resource integration platform, which they are.
    3. By 2020, we expect renewable generation to make up 26 percent of overall microgrid capacity.
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    1. Electricity Source:

      Solar Photovoltaic, Wave, Tidal, Hydro, Wind
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      Commercial & Industrial, Military, Residential & Community & Microgrid, Smart Grid, Utility Grid, Vehicle-to-Grid/Home
    3. Storage Technology:

      Compressed Air/Gas, Flow Battery, Flywheel, Hydrogen, Lead, Liquid Metal, Lithium, Magnesium, Mechanical Storage, Nickel, Sodium, Supercapacitors, Thermal, Vanadium, Zinc
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