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Diesel Genset Market to Reach $68B by 2024, Navigant Says

Karen Henry

Reciprocating engine-based gensets are among the fastest-selling, least expensive distributed generation (DG) technologies in the world. Global annual diesel genset capacity additions are expected to increase from 62.5 GW in 2015 to 103.7 GW in 2024, while global revenue from the installation of diesel gensets is expected to grow from $41.6 billion in 2015 to   …Continue Reading


Combining Solar with Ground Heat Pump Is Energy, Cost Efficient

Karen Henry

The energy- and cost-efficiency of buildings and areas can be improved by combining a ground heat pump with solar heating, according to the results of a project led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT used ecological hybrid solutions to enhance the efficiency of heat and electricity production in buildings and found that a   …Continue Reading


Survey Finds Energy Efficiency is a ‘Generic’ Goal

Linda Hardesty

An international survey of more than 1500 professionals shows that while most companies see the cost benefits of energy efficiency measures, the majority lack a systematic approach to energy efficiency throughout the organization. These findings emerge from a survey conducted by the certification group DNV GL – Business Assurance and the research institute GFK Eurisko.   …Continue Reading


A Winning Strategy: Daylighting Sensors Combined with Occupancy Sensors

Linda Hardesty

Integrated lighting technologies that combine daylighting with light sensing and controls can achieve internal rates of return of 24 percent and lead to gains of up to $27 billion in lighting energy costs, according to Lux Research. Daylighting technologies deliver energy savings of between 90-95 percent, depending on weather conditions but have a high capex   …Continue Reading


Microturbines: Opportunities, Barriers

Linda Hardesty

Microturbines are classified as a distributed generation (DG) technology that consists of an electric generator coupled with a prime mover and fueled by gaseous fuels. According to Navigant Research, today microturbines are mostly used for remote power applications in the oil & gas industry and for combined heat and power (CHP) or combined cooling, heating,   …Continue Reading


Distributed Generation, Energy Storage on Steep Growth Path in Telecom Networks

Linda Hardesty

The enormous growth of mobile telecommunications and data-intensive Internet usage have caused the telecom industry to spend more on infrastructure over the last decade than over the previous lifetime of the industry. This growth translates into the need for increasing amounts of power and energy services. A new report from Navigant Research, which looks at   …Continue Reading


ACEEE Evaluates the Impact of Performance Incentives on State Energy Efficiency

Karen Henry

Performance incentives are an important part of a comprehensive state policy strategy that includes energy efficiency savings targets and utility business model tools, according to an American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) report. The report describes the foundation necessary for energy efficiency to thrive as a resource for a utility of the future and   …Continue Reading


US Installs 1.3 GW of PV in Q1 2015

Karen Henry

The US residential solar market is up a record-breaking 76 percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014, with 437 MW of PV installations, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Q1 US Solar Market Insight Report. The US installed 1.3 GW of solar PV across all market segments,   …Continue Reading


Only ‘Tiny Fraction’ of North Americans Use Prepaid Electric Metering

Linda Hardesty

The prepaid electric metering market is steadily gaining ground, in part because of advanced smart meters and utility back-office processes that can remotely enable customers to pay for electricity ahead of usage if they so choose, according to a report from Navigant Research. Prepay is also gaining ground because some customers find it to be   …Continue Reading


Energy Service Company Market to Reach $11.5B in 2024

Linda Hardesty

The US energy service company (ESCO) market is expected to grow from $6.3 billion in 2015 to $11.5 billion in 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research. The solid 7.0 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) illustrates market recovery following the exhaustion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus funds that   …Continue Reading