Microgrid Knowledge – US Microgrid Installations Set Record in 2019: WoodMac Report

Last year brought the highest number of microgrid installations on record in the US, surpassing 500 systems, according to a Wood Mackenzie report released today.

The “US microgrid Forecast H1 2020” also notes a shift in the type of projects being developed. New microgrids tend to be more modular — a trend advocated by the industry for years to make development quicker and less expensive.

New microgrids also tend to be smaller, with most of the systems below 5 MW, said the report. The smaller size appears to account for the fact that while the number of microgrid installations was up, total capacity is down 7% over 2018.

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