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Adam Forni, Senior Research Analyst

Adam Forni

Adam Forni is a senior research analyst contributing to Navigant Research’s Energy Technologies program, focusing on generator sets, microgrids, combined heat & power, and hydrogen economy technologies, including fuel cells and electrolyzers. Forni has broad technical experience covering electrical and mechanical systems, financial modeling, and construction and development processes.

Prior to Navigant Research, Forni performed renewable energy consulting for Fortune 500 clients, managing engagements resulting in more than $2 billion in new revenue. He also served as a program manager at Bloom Energy, where he managed a $100 million fuel cell portfolio for Home Depot and microgrid projects for Apple, Yahoo!, and Disney. Forni is a registered professional engineer (electrical) in California, and holds an MBA from the University of California, Irvine and a BS in mechanical engineering from Valparaiso University.

Recent Reports

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  • Market Data: Microgrids

    Annual Capacity and Implementation Spending by Geographic Region, Market Segment, and Business Model

    Microgrids represent a system of systems that can be applied by multiple stakeholders in diverse regions of the world. Navigant Research has been tracking the global microgrid market for 9 years. Over that time, the number of vendors offering products and services has increased dramatically—though some major vendors like Hitachi a...

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  • Predictive Analytics for Distributed Generation

    Digital Innovations to Enhance Maintenance and Extend Uptime for Gensets, Microturbines, and Small Turbines

    Predictive analytics (PA) is trending across many industries, with professionals from financial services to mobility leveraging data to forecast trends and behavior patterns. Though PA has seen limited success to date among fossil fueled distributed generation (DG) systems, Navigant Research anticipates significant growth as the dig...

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  • Optimizing Fossil Fuel Generation with Energy Storage

    The development of energy storage has been tightly associated with the integration of renewable energy. However, energy storage is one of the most versatile technologies on the grid. A new generation of projects combining energy storage with fossil fuel (ESFF) generators is shifting the paradigm of how energy storage is utilized. In...

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  • Microgrid Enabling Technologies Market Overview

    Biomass, CHP, Diesel, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Hydro, Solar PV, and Wind:

    The driving force behind microgrid deployments is the growth in a wide variety of distributed energy resources (DER). As one of many options to aggregate and optimize these DER, the microgrid platform challenges the status quo by allowing for new levels of resilience and reliability in light of emerging threats to global power grids...

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Recent Blog Posts

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Recent Press Releases

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