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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: Diesel and Natural Gas Generator Sets

    Distributed Reciprocating Engines for Residential, Standby, Cogeneration, Utility, and Prime and Continuous Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

    Diesel and natural gas generator sets (gensets) are the most widely adopted distributed energy resources on the planet, and they have been established as an industry for over a century. But as the global power equation shifts toward generation that is more distributed, clean, and intelligent, traditional markets for gensets are unde...

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  • Military Microgrids

    US DOD Stationary Base, Forward Operating Base, and Tactical Mobile Systems: Market Analysis and Forecasts

    The US Department of Defense (DOD) is the single largest consumer of petroleum in the world. Moreover, US military operations (as a single entity) represent the largest consumer of all forms of energy globally. The genesis of the DOD’s interest in improving energy security through microgrid technology stems from its heavy reliance...

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  • Power-to-Gas for Renewables Integration

    Power-to-gas (P2G)—the conversion of electrical power into gaseous energy carriers—has been held back from mass adoption by high costs, regulatory hurdles, and difficulties with infrastructure. Yet, as the levelized cost of renewable energy falls and electrolyzer technologies improve and decline in price, P2G business models are...

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  • Market Data: Combined Heat and Power in Microgrids

    Turbines, Microturbines, Reciprocating Gensets, and Fuel Cells:

    Combined heat and power (CHP) systems—which generate electricity and useful thermal energy in a single unit—were the original microgrids. CHP has been operating as an efficient, simple form of self-sustaining microgrid for more than a century. Boasting double the efficiency of typical grid-supplied power, the opportunities for ...

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Recent Blog Posts

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