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2016 Global Distributed Energy Outlook

2016 Global Distributed Energy Outlook

The Distributed Energy Outlook provides analysis and forecasts of the global decentralised power generation market in 2016. The distributed energy coverage includes wind, distributed solar, combined heat and power (CHP), and generator sets. The total installed capacity for distributed generation (DG) is forecast to reach 495 GW in 2016 led by investments into CHP and distributed solar PV power. Increasing electrification, reduced costs in PV, wind power, and battery storage, and a strong drive towards carbon emission reduction across developed markets will impact the 2016 growth rates for energy-efficient distributed technologies. Asia will emerge as a dominant region for DG opportunities in 2016. Renewable mandates and policies will drive investment in distributed energy across Europe and North America.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Distributed Energy Market Trends for 2016
    • Global Distributed Energy Industry Forecast
    • Technology Market Growth 2016
    • Distributed Energy Market Growth 2016
    • Regional Trends
    • 2016 Market Opportunities
    • Technology Trends
  • Research Scope and Definitions
    • Research Scope
  • 2016 Distributed Energy Industry Outlook
    • Key Distributed Energy Market Trends for 2016
    • Distributed Solar PV Market
    • Distributed Solar PV-Regional Outlook
    • Distributed Solar PV Market Growth
    • Distributed Energy Storage System (DESS)
    • Microgrids
    • Oil Price Crash-What this Means for Gensets Markets
    • Gensets Market Growth 2016
    • CHP Market Growth 2016
    • Distributed Wind Power
    • Rise of Prosumers
    • Decentralised solar power
    • End Users-Becoming Active Participants in Electricity Generation and Demand-Supply Balancing
    • Prosumer Business Models
    • Demand Response
    • DERMS
    • Open Source Platform and Software Defined Architecture Drive Distributed Grid Edge Intelligence
    • Distribution Automation-A Key Growth Area Within Distribution Management Systems
  • Regional Outlook
    • Regional Trends
    • Regional Trends-Asia-Pacific
    • Regional Trends-North America
    • Regional Trends-Europe
  • Technology Outlook
    • Technology Trends
  • Key Conclusions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • Additional Sources of Information on Distributed Energy Market
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used
    • Global Economic Snapshot: 2014-2016
    • 2015-2016 to See Uneven Growth in Major Economies
    • Growth in Emerging Economies Will Dampen the 2015-2016 Outlook
    • Top 20 Largest Economies in 2015
    • Top 20 Fastest Growing Economies in 2015 and 2016

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