Distributed energy resources are playing an increasingly important role in the power supply to industrial sites, campuses, offices, warehouses and local neighborhoods. The various technologies have reached a very high level of maturity, making them suitable now for wider deployment.
Over the past few years, PV has become a mainstream application in both business and residential environments. Wind and biomass power solutions are being deployed at industrial and bio-industrial sites, as are cogeneration units.
And owners are now investing further, triggered by a range of concerns, including rising energy costs, the risk of being exposed to temporary supply shortages, power instability, and the need to lessen carbon footprint.