"The DER business model will play an increasingly pivotal role in the global power mix as part of a wider effort to decarbonize the sector," said Maria Benintende, Senior Energy Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "Additionally, solar photovoltaic (PV) will dominate throughout the decade. Residential solar PV will account for 49.3% of total investment ($419 billion) with commercial and industrial solar PV accounting for a further 38.9% ($330 billion)."
Benintende added: "In developing economies, DER offers a chance to bridge the electricity supply gap that still exists in a number of country markets. Further, in developed markets, DER is a key part of the transition to a cleaner and more resilient energy system."
DER offers significant revenue growth prospects for all key market participants, including:
Utility companies: Deployment of DER can create new revenue streams for utility companies, from real-time and flexibility markets. Further, DER provides an opportunity to aggregate service offerings and expand the customer base.
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