Market players should work together to deliver innovative distributed generation business models
Recently there has been a change in the way distributed and renewable energy programs are viewed around the world. Tremendous fundamental shifts in operating models and business strategies continue to be anticipated across key market participants. Click to tweet: According to a new report from Navigant Research, energy generators, suppliers, and aggregators need to define their value proposition and future strategies across the distributed energy value chain.
“While renewable investments have achieved grid parity, the vibrant behind the meter (BTM) distributed market has quickly taken shape, flooded with numerous small and large solutions providers,” says Pritil Gunjan, senior research analyst at Navigant Research. “Distributed energy generation has come of age around the world’s fastest growing economies.”
To stay competitive in this market, Navigant Research recommends business model innovators promote the adoption of third-party financing to remove high upfront installation costs and perceived performance risks. Project finance investors should reduce risks and improve cash flow predictability of innovative business models by investing in distributed energy resources (DER), while DER value chain participants should bring attention to service-focused solutions and offerings.
The report, Innovating New Distributed Generation Business Models, provides insights on business model innovations and differentiators across distributed energy generators. The study explores how stakeholders across the value chain must define their value propositions and reassess their business strategies to pursue growth opportunities in these exciting times. Navigant Research also provides recommendations for how project finance investors, business model innovators, DER value chain participants, and energy suppliers should work together to deliver innovative distributed generation business models. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.
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* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Innovating New Distributed Generation Business Models, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.