3Q 2018

DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies

Communications, Monitoring, Forecasting, Smart Devices, EV Chargers, Solar PV, and Energy Storage: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

Regulatory changes around the world continue to disrupt the traditional business models for selling distributed energy resources (DER). Since 2015, regulators have focused on reducing the costs of distributed assets and their effects on the grid and budgets. Today, self-consumption is becoming the most important business model in markets with few incentives for DER. This model is focused on capturing the most value possible from energy consumers at the consumption point.

The technologies needed to increase self-consumption are available today, but they have been developed in their own silos. Hence, few integrated solutions exist in the market. This report focuses on technologies that enable the deployment of self-consumption-focused installations but are not necessarily deployed as an integrated system. Most of the technologies covered in this report are energy-focused, but a few are part of the wider smart home or Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ecosystems, of which energy is only one application.

This Navigant Research report examines the global market for DER self-consumption enabling technologies, including communications, monitoring, forecasting, smart devices, EV chargers, solar PV, and energy storage. The study analyzes the market issues, such as drivers, barriers, and case studies, associated with the DER self-consumption business model. Global market forecasts for spending, segmented by component and region, extend through 2027. The report also examines the key DER self-consumption enabling technologies, as well as the major global trends related to the self-consumption model.

Pages 37
Tables | Charts | Figures 32
  • Why will self-consumption become a key business model for distributed energy resources (DER) deployments?
  • What are the main drivers of the DER self-consumption business model?
  • Which technologies will capture most of the spending in the global DER self-consumption market?
  • Which markets will offer the most growth between 2018 and 2027?
  • How quickly will DER self-consumption enabling technologies spending grow through 2027?
  • Solar developers, installers, and operators
  • Battery manufacturers
  • Smart appliance manufacturers
  • EV manufacturers
  • Inverter manufacturers
  • Grid operators
  • Utilities
  • Renewables integration hardware and software providers
  • Investor community

1. Executive Summary

1.1   Introduction    

1.2   Market Forecast

2. Market Issues

2.1   Overview

2.2   Distributed Energy Resources Revenue Streams

2.3   Market Drivers

2.3.1   Improving DER Economics

2.3.2   High Local Electricity Prices

2.3.3   Reductions in Incentive Programs

2.3.3.1   Europe

2.3.3.1.1   France

2.3.3.1.2   Germany

2.3.3.1.3   Spain

2.3.3.1.4   UK

2.3.3.2   North America

2.3.3.2.1   Arizona

2.3.3.2.2   California

2.3.3.2.3   New York

2.3.3.3   Asia Pacific

2.3.3.3.1   Australia

2.3.3.3.2   Japan

2.4   Market Barriers

2.4.1   Prevalence of Net Energy Metering

2.4.2   Fragmented Technology and Installer Ecosystem

2.4.3   Lack of Public Awareness

2.5   Residential Solution Case Study: SolarWatt

2.6   C&I Case Study: Western International Market

3. Technology Issues

3.1   Overview

3.2   Distributed Generation

3.2.1   Distributed Solar PV

3.2.2   Diesel and Natural Gas Gensets, Microturbines, and Fuel Cells

3.3   Distributed Energy Storage

3.4   EV Charging

3.5   Industrial IoT Platform – Communications, Networking, and Smart Devices

3.5.1   Smart Devices

3.5.2   Energy Management Systems

3.5.2.1   Measure

3.5.2.2   Control

3.5.2.3   Forecast

4. Market Forecasts

4.1   DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Forecast Overview

4.1.1   Spending by Region

4.1.2   Spending by Segment

4.1.3   Spending by Technology

4.2   Conclusions and Recommendations

5. Acronym and Abbreviation List

6. Table of Contents

7. Table of Charts and Figures

8. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

  • Total DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Total DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Segment, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Residential DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Component, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • C&I DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Component, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Total DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Segment, North America: 2018-2027
  • Total DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Segment, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Total DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Segment, Asia Pacific: 2018-2027
  • Total DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Segment, Latin America: 2018-2027
  • Total DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Segment, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2027
  • Classic Structure of a Deregulated Electricity Market
  • Value Capture Hierarchy for Distributed Energy Assets with 2017 System Costs and Electricity Rates
  • Estimated Levelized Cost of Energy of a Solar Installation and Different System Costs and Irradiance Levels (Pre-Tax)
  • UK Residential DER Self-Consumption Economics Example, £/kWh
  • US States with Net Metering
  • Industrial IoT Platform 
  • Residential DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • C&I DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Total DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Residential DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Component, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • C&I DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Component, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Residential DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Component, North America: 2018-2027
  • C&I DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Component, North America: 2018-2027
  • Residential DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Component, Europe: 2018-2027
  • C&I DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Component, Europe: 2018-2027
  • Residential DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Component, Asia Pacific: 2018-2027
  • C&I DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Component, Asia Pacific: 2018-2027
  • Residential DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Component, Latin America: 2018-2027
  • C&I DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Component, Latin America: 2018-2027
  • Residential DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Component, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2027
  • C&I DER Self-Consumption Enabling Technologies Spending by Component, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2027
  • Electricity Cost, Selected Markets: 2017
  • Residential and C&I Segment Definitions 
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