It's interesting to see that the growth in the US Microgrid market is being led by the military and therefore by default benefiting from direct government investment.
While in Europe no nation has anywhere near the military spend of the US, it is interesting to contemplate what positive effects direct European government investment into Microgrid infrastructure assets could have on market development...
Investment into government funded projects that are commercially 'sensible' which benefit the citizens/tax payer and also help a growing industry seems like a good way to spend money... Better for sure than complex incentives, which often cause a false market and that get pushed/ pulled/dropped by ever changing government policies.
A new report from GTM Research has concluded that the US installed capacity of microgrids is expected to grow 115% over the next five years, reaching 4.3 GW. GTM Research has also concluded that more than two-thirds of currently installed microgrids in the United States are owned by end customers — with the military both the current and expected leader, accounting for 32% of expected annual capacity by 2020.