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Navigant research finds 4,475 microgrid projects around the world

In the latest edition of its Microgrid Deployment Tracker, Navigant research has identified 4,475 microgrid projects, representing nearly 27 GW of planned and installed power capacity globally through the second quarter of 2019.

          The 16th edition of the Navigant Research’s global microgrid database includes 575 new entries, for a total of 2,915.3 MW. It highlights an uptick in rural electrification projects and a shift to an energy-as-a-service model.

          In terms of total microgrid capacity, Asia Pacific is the global leader with 9,935.4 MW. The region is trailed by North America with 8,878.6 MW and the Middle East & Africa with 3,627.7 MW. Asia Pacific’s emergence as the global capacity leader is due to its sheer volume of microgrids, with smaller systems being deployed with greater frequency.

          The report, Microgrid Deployment Tracker 2Q19, tracks data on known grid-tied and remote microgrid projects in the proposal, planning, and deployed stages across six regions worldwide. It covers seven market segments: commercial/industrial, community, utility distribution, institutional/campus, military, remote, and direct current. Specific project-level data is provided on total, installed, and planned capacities, generation technology mix, and 10 global microgrid vendors. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website, https://www.navigantresearch.com.

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