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Dexter Gauntlett, Principal Research Analyst

Dexter Gauntlett

Dexter Gauntlett is a principal research analyst contributing to Navigant Research’s Energy Technologies program, with a focus on global renewable energy markets, including solar, wind, inverters, microgrids, energy storage, and other enabling technologies.

In his current role, he has worked extensively with utilities and other companies to forecast adoption of distributed energy resources across regions and customer segments. He has led numerous cross-cutting, custom research projects for leading utilities, private companies, government, and organizations such as the Advanced Energy Economy Institute, World Bank, and Pew Charitable Trust. Guantlett also has a background working with development agencies, development banks, and government programs intended to catalyze cleantech projects in urban and off-grid settings. Prior to joining Navigant Research, he was a fellow with Green Empowerment, an international non-profit that partners with local NGOs to install renewable energy systems in rural villages in developing countries. Previously, he was a senior research and marketing associate with Clean Edge, a research and publishing firm focused on the cleantech industry. Gauntlett holds a BA in political science from the University of California Los Angeles.

Recent Reports

  • Market Data: Global Distributed Solar PV

    Business Models, Regulations, Installed Capacity, System Prices,

    The global electric power industry is evolving from a financial and engineering model that relies on large centralized power plants owned by utilities to one that is more diverse—both in sources of generation and ownership of the generation assets. This transformation will continue to have a significant impact on the solar PV indu...

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  • Next-Generation Solar PV

    High Efficiency Solar PV Modules and Module-Level Power Electronics:

    Global cumulative manufacturing capacity for solar PV modules remained steady at around 70 GW between 2012 and 2015, but actual production doubled from 32 GW to 60 GW. This surge increased the margins of the top module manufacturers and tightened the supply-demand balance for the coming years. While the main players in the solar PV ...

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  • U.S. Distributed Renewables Deployment Forecast

    Solar PV, Distributed Wind, and Biogas to Electricity Capacity

    The deployment of distributed renewables in the United States has accelerated in the last decade due to improvements in regulatory support policies and cost reductions in the related technologies. Distributed renewables technologies, including solar PV, distributed wind, and biogas, have unique characteristics that can act as both g...

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  • Community Solar and Virtual Net Metering

    Utility Technology Disruption Report

    Utilities across the United States have been deploying community solar (CS) programs since 2010. These programs were designed to offer solar energy to residential and commercial users in multi-story buildings and those without an adequate roof to support solar electricity generation. Customers benefit from a solar project that is ho...

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Recent Blog Posts

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  • Energy Access Continues to Attract Power, Internet, and Tech Giants

    June 12, 2017

    Recent moves by some of the largest energy and Internet companies in the energy access space highlight the social and economic allure of providing electricity to remote, typically rural, communities in developing countries. More than 1 billion people have unreliable access to electricity and are reliant instead on harmful and expens...

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  • Advanced Energy 2017 Report Shows the Future Is Here: Part 2

    April 25, 2017

    While there are competing visions for the future of US energy policy, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) has built a strong coalition of businesses in support of its vision of US energy policy—advanced energy—defined as “making the global energy system more secure, clean and affordable.” This blog post is the second in a two-part...

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  • Advanced Energy Market Hits $1.4 Trillion: Part 1

    April 21, 2017

    Each year, Navigant Research partners with Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) to quantify the size of the US and global advanced energy market and publish the Advanced Energy Now Market Report. AEE is a national association of businesses and business leaders that share in the vision of “making the global energy system more secure, clea...

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  • Portland's New Renewables Leadership Showcased at Historic Montgomery Park Install

    April 18, 2017

    An analyst’s job is to look at trends, events, movers and shakers, and data that sometimes all collide into one amazing story. One such alignment occurred on April 14, 2017 at the ribbon cutting of Imagine Energy’s 1 MW rooftop solar PV installation at the Montgomery Park building in Northwest Portland. The layers speak for them...

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Recent Press Releases


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