Today’s power sources and electrical grids are on the cusp of a once-in-a-lifetime transformation, giving energy buyers more choice, value, and innovation. Thanks to falling costs, increasing efficiency, and new business models, technologies like distributed solar, small wind, and energy storage are coming together to disrupt power industry incumbents. Lux Research scouts throughout this value chain and range of technologies, helping clients – including energy buyers, system integrators, suppliers, and utilities – devise strategies to capitalize on the rise of distributed generation.
We assist decision makers by:
  • Using technology scouting to quantify the costs and performance of distributed generation, both today and its roadmap for the coming decades
  • Evaluate competing companies and their differentiators based on in-depth interviews, case studies, and other proprietary primary research
  • Monitor innovations from a variety of developers, and how they are making their way across the value chain to reach end users
  • Understand how a shifting policy landscape is affecting the deployment of distributed generation
  • Quantifying business cases and how they vary by geography, system size, type of customer, and other criteria, using our proprietary DG Decision Engine tool


Download a sample company profile.

  • Distributed solar photovoltaic
  • Micro-hydro
  • Wind turbines
  • Batteries, including Li-ion, flow
  • Fuel cells, including SOFC, PEM
  • Advanced diesel generators
  • Natural gas turbines
  • Power-to-gas electrolyzers
  • Waste-to-power and waste heat recovery
  • DERMS software
  • Load disaggregation software
  • Energy analytics software
  • Simulation and modeling software
  • Distribution system power electronics
  • Renewable integration
  • Commercial baseload power
  • Power backup and reliability
  • Microgrids
  • Off-grid and weak-grid
  • Residential energy generation
  • Home energy management
  • Virtual power plants
  • Demand response
  • Utility of the future

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