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U.S. Microgrid Capacity Will Reach 1.8 GW by 2018

Cities, communities, and public institutions will drive America’s microgrid capacity to 1.8 gigawatts by 2018, predicts GTM Research in its new report, Microgrids 2014: The Evolution of Localized Energy Optimization. “The success of the microgrid market hinges on a number of industries working together, including infrastructure, generation, and storage,” Munsell reports. “More than 90% of the United States’ operational microgrid capacity is based on fossil fuels like natural gas and diesel. But as microgrids emerge as a PV [photovoltaic solar] integration strategy, the share of PV will grow significantly over the next three years.”

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