Direct Current Distribution Networks

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Direct Current Distribution Networks
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Remote and Grid-Tied Systems for Data Center Microgrids, Telecom/Village Power, Commercial Buildings, and Military Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

The market for direct current (DC) distribution networks is not a single, cohesive sector. Rather, it consists of several disparate opportunities – including data centers, green telecommunication towers, DC subsystems within grid-tied commercial buildings, and off-grid military networks – that revolve around different market assumptions, dynamics, and drivers. Given the broad political and policy support for inverter-based native DC power sources, it makes inherent sense to reduce DC-AC-DC conversion losses and integrate DC distribution networks into the power supply infrastructure. At least, so goes the argument on behalf of DC.

A growing list of technology vendors is targeting this space, among them ABB, Emerson Network Power, Johnson Controls, Intel, and a cadre of smaller specialists. Unlike many smart grid markets, the most robust markets for these systems today are in the developing world, especially in the Asia Pacific region and Africa, for telecommunications towers and associated village power offerings. Navigant Research forecasts that, under a conservative forecast scenario, revenue from DC distribution networks will grow from $2.8 billion annually in 2013 to $24.1 billion by 2025.

This Navigant Research report provides a review of key market and technology trends with DC at high, medium, and low-voltage levels, along with capacity and vendor revenue forecasts, broken down by region, for the following four market segments: DC data center microgrids, off-grid green telecom/village power systems, DC subsystems within commercial buildings, and small-scale modular systems for the U.S. Department of Defense's 600 forward operating bases and mobile, tactical microgrids. Key players in the industry are profiled in detail, and SWOT analyses are provided for each market segment.

Key Questions Addressed:

• Why is there increased market interest in DC technologies at the distribution level today?
• What are the key near-term application opportunities globally?
• Who are the key technology vendors in this space, and in which market segments are they most active?
• What is the status of efforts to develop medium-voltage DC standards to help build this market?
• What are the expected vendor revenues for the four key DC distribution market segments by 2025?
• What will the impact of low prices for natural gas be on DC distribution networks?
• What are the most likely new DC grid-tied business models?

Who needs this report?

• Manufacturers of DC distribution grid level devices
• Renewable energy and energy storage companies
• Data center operators
• Military agencies
• Building controls providers and system integrators
• Investors in telecommunication infrastructure
• Smart grid hardware and software solution providers
• Microgrid value chain companies
• Utilities
• Government agencies
• Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
1.1 Direct Current Distribution Network Market Overview
1.1.1 Direct Current Market Analysis
1.2 Understanding Direct Current
1.3 Market Forecast Overview

2. Market Issues
2.1 Today's Alternating Current Power Grid: A Historical Perspective
2.2 Why DC Distribution Networks?
2.2.1 High-Voltage and Low-Voltage DC: What about the Middle?
2.3 Why Microgrids?
2.4 AC versus DC Distribution Networks
2.4.1 The Business Case for AC Distribution Networks
2.4.2 The Business Case for DC Distribution Networks
2.5 DC Distribution Network Segments
2.5.1 DC Data Center Microgrids
2.5.2 DC Commercial Building Subsystems
2.5.3 DC Telecom/Village Power Systems
2.5.4 LED Lighting Anchors for Village Power Systems
2.5.5 DC Network Military Applications
2.5.6 DC Electric Vehicle Charging Systems
2.6 Implementation Challenges
2.6.1 Public Safety Concerns about DC
2.6.2 Impact of Low Natural Gas Prices
2.6.3 Need for New DC Grid-Tied Business Models
2.7 DC Market Drivers
2.7.1 Medium-Voltage DC Standards
2.7.1.1 Occupied Space Standard
2.7.1.2 Data and Telecommunications Standard
2.7.1.2.1. Case Study: ABB's Zurich-West DC Microgrid-Virtual Power Plant
2.7.1.3 Net Zero Energy Buildings
2.7.2 Evolving Bottom-of-the-Pyramid Strategies
2.7.3 High Diesel Prices
2.7.3.1 Case Study: Baharbari Biomass Village Power Project

3. Technology Issues
3.1 DC Technology Advantages Overview
3.2 DC Markets Are Heating Up Due to Technology Trends
3.2.1 Case Study: Sendai DC Microgrid
3.3 Overview of DC Infrastructure Trends
3.3.1 Recent DC Technology Advances
3.3.2 The AC versus DC Uninterrupted Power Supply
3.3.3 The Advent of LED Lighting
3.3.4 The Impact of DC Electric Vehicle Charging Technology
3.3.5 The Question of Controls

4. Key Industry Players
4.1 Overview
4.2 Major Technology Providers
4.2.1 ABB Ltd.
4.2.2 Emerson Network Power
4.2.3 Johnson Controls, Inc.
4.3 DC Microgrid-Nanogrid Integrators/Developers
4.3.1 Nextek Power Systems, Inc.
4.3.2 Pareto Energy
4.3.3 Pika Energy, Inc.
4.4 DC Component Suppliers
4.4.1 Armstrong Industries
4.4.2 Philips Lighting
4.5 Military Specialists
4.5.1 NextEnergy Corp.
4.5.2 ZBB Energy
4.6 Telecommunications/Village Power Entrepreneurs
4.6.1 Flexenclosure
4.6.2 Mobisol
4.6.3 OMC Power

5. Market Forecasts
5.1 Market Forecast Overview
5.2 The Three-Scenario Formula
5.3 Revenue Methodologies
5.4 Global DC Distribution Network Forecasts
5.4.1 North America
5.4.2 Europe
5.4.3 Asia Pacific
5.4.4 Rest of World
5.5 Market Segment Analysis and Revenue Forecasts
5.5.1 DC Data Center Microgrids
5.5.2 DC Telecom/Village Power Systems
5.5.3 DC Commercial Building Subsystems
5.5.4 DC Network Military Applications
5.6 Conclusions and Recommendations

6. Company Directory

7. Acronym and Abbreviation List

8. Table of Contents

9. Table of Charts and Figures

10. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts and Figures

• Total DC Distribution Network Vendor Revenue by Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• Annual Spending on Planned HVDC Systems by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
• DC Fast Charging Equipment Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2013-2020
• DC Distribution Network Capacity by Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Distribution Network Capacity by Segment, Conservative Scenario, North America: 2013-2025
• DC Distribution Network Vendor Revenue by Segment, Conservative Scenario, North America: 2013-2025
• DC Distribution Network Capacity by Segment, Conservative Scenario, Europe: 2013-2025
• DC Distribution Network Vendor Revenue by Segment, Conservative Scenario, Europe: 2013-2025
• DC Distribution Network Capacity by Segment, Conservative Scenario, Asia Pacific: 2013-2025
• DC Distribution Network Vendor Revenue by Segment, Conservative Scenario, Asia Pacific: 2013-2025
• DC Distribution Network Capacity by Segment, Conservative Scenario, Rest of World: 2013-2025
• DC Distribution Network Vendor Revenue by Segment, Conservative Scenario, Rest of World: 2013-2025
• DC Data Center Microgrid Revenue by Region, Conservative Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Telecom/Village Power System Revenue by Region, Conservative Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Commercial Building Subsystem Revenue by Region, Conservative Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Network Military Applications Revenue by Scenario, United States: 2013-2025
• The Evolution of DC Power and Loads
• Enernet: Connecting DC Microgrids (and Nanogrids) to AC Macrogrids
• The DC Path to Net Zero Energy Buildings
• DC vs. AC for Data Centers: An Opposing View from Schneider Electric
• Transforming Data Centers into Revenue Generators via DC Microgrids
• SPEED Telecom/Village Power Business Model
• Timeframe Analysis of Sendai Microgrid: Continuous DC Supply
• Pros and Cons of Medium-Voltage AC and DC Systems
• UPS Efficiency: AC vs. DC
• Lighting as Largest Load within Commercial Buildings
• Comparison of AC vs. DC Current
• AC vs. DC Island Network for Large Ships
• Nextek Power's Direct Coupling DC Topology
• Depiction of REbus Home DC Nanogrid
• eSite Deployments in Africa: Diesel Consumption Savings
• The Link between Solar PV Cost Declines and the Rise in Mobile Phone Usage

List of Tables

• SWOT Analysis for AC Distribution Networks
• SWOT Analysis for DC Distribution Networks
• SWOT Analysis for DC Data Center Microgrids
• SWOT Analysis for DC Commercial Building Subsystems
• SWOT Analysis for DC Telecom/Village Power Systems
• SWOT Analysis for LED Lighting Anchors for Village Power Systems
• SWOT Analysis for DC Network Military Applications
• SWOT Analysis for DC Electric Vehicle Charging Systems
• SWOT Analysis for ABB
• SWOT Analysis for Emerson Network Power
• SWOT Analysis for Johnson Controls, Inc.
• SWOT Analysis for Nextek Power Systems
• SWOT Analysis for Pareto Energy
• SWOT Analysis for Pika Energy, Inc.
• SWOT Analysis for Armstrong Industries
• SWOT Analysis for Philips Lighting
• SWOT Analysis for NextEnergy Corp.
• SWOT Analysis for ZBB Energy
• Total DC Distribution Network Capacity by Region and Segment, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• Total DC Distribution Network Capacity by Region and Segment, Aggressive Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• Total DC Distribution Network Vendor Revenue by Region and Segment, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• Total DC Distribution Network Vendor Revenue by Region and Segment, Conservative Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• Total DC Distribution Network Vendor Revenue by Region and Segment, Aggressive Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Data Center Microgrid Capacity by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Data Center Microgrid Capacity by Region, Conservative Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Data Center Microgrid Capacity by Region, Aggressive Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Data Center Microgrid Revenue by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Data Center Microgrid Revenue by Region, Conservative Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Data Center Microgrid Revenue by Region, Aggressive Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Telecom/Village Power System Capacity by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Telecom/Village Power System Capacity by Region, Conservative Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Telecom/Village Power System Capacity by Region, Aggressive Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Telecom/Village Power System Revenue by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Telecom/Village Power System Revenue by Region, Conservative Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Telecom/Village Power System Revenue by Region, Aggressive Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Commercial Building Subsystem Capacity by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Commercial Building Subsystem Capacity by Region, Conservative Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Commercial Building Subsystem Capacity by Region, Aggressive Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Commercial Building Subsystem Revenue by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Commercial Building Subsystem Revenue by Region, Conservative Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Commercial Building Subsystem Revenue by Region, Aggressive Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025
• DC Network Military Applications Capacity by Scenario, United States: 2013-2025
• DC Network Military Applications Revenue by Scenario, United States: 2013-2025
• Total DC Distribution Network Capacity by Region and Segment, Conservative Scenario, World Markets: 2013-2025

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