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The 4,475 microgrid projects deployed during the second half of 2019 represent nearly 27GW of planned and installed capacity globally, according to Navigant Research’s 16th edition of the Microgrid deployment tracker.

Key study findings include:

  1. An uptick in rural electrification projects
  2. An increase in the adoption of energy as a service model
  3. Asia Pacific has emerged as a leader in capacity with 9,935.4MW - trailed by North America with 8,878.6MW and the Middle East & Africa with 3,627.7MW
  4. Remote microgrids and commercial and industrial represent nearly 70% of all microgrid capacity globally

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Shayne Willette, research analyst with Navigant Research, said: “This edition of the Tracker includes 575 new entries, for a total of 2,915.3MW.

“One of the most notable trends from this update was the significant increase of remote systems in the Asia Pacific region, a key factor in the region’s emergence as the global leader in both microgrid capacity and projects.”

This report 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.

For more information, visit: Microgrid Deployment Tracker 2Q19