The Business Case for Microgrids Grows, Attracts Major Investors

Investors, developers and business owners alike are showing increased interest in microgrids. These small-scale power systems, with their own power generation, software controls and storage that can operate independently from an area’s main electric grid, are attracting attention as companies look to insure themselves against widespread power outages.

GTM forecasts that microgrid capacity in the U.S. will reach 4.3 GW by 2020 – up from 1.6 GW from about 160 microgrids today – and the market opportunity will double to $1.66 billion by that same year.

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