The residential distributed energy market is set to reach a total revenue of $423 billion in 2025, based on four key technologies — electric vehicle charging, distributed solar PV, distributed energy storage, and demand response.
A new report from Navigant Research analyzing the global market for residential distributed energy resources predicts that annual revenue for the market is set to increase from approximately $19.7 billion in 2016 to an impressive $92.7 billion in 2025, growing at an annual growth rate of 18.8%, and bringing the sector’s total revenue up to $423 billion.
Annual RDER Revenue, All Technologies, by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
The new report, Market Data: Residential Distributed Energy Resources, bases its analysis off the belief that “residential customers are increasingly taking interest in generating their own energy, better controlling their energy consumption, and having a positive impact on the environment.”
“Consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious and aware of their energy use, which is driving uptake in technologies that enable them to produce energy or offset consumption,” said Paige Leuschner, research analyst with Navigant Research. “Demand response and solar PV are expected to lead the residential market.”
The report also notes that this increase in interest is having a corresponding effect in the utility-customer relationship, and as a result is causing the traditional utility business model to transition towards a much more diverse and resilient grid infrastructure. This transition is being further enabled by the broad development of residential distributed energy resources such as electric vehicle charging, rooftop solar, energy storage, and demand response.
It is unsurprising, therefore, that the sector as a whole is forecast to experience such an impressive growth in revenue over the next decade.
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