Reaping Profits from Biomass, Solar, and Fuel Cell On-Site Generation

September 13, 2012 | State of the Market Report

As emerging technologies increase in scale and maturity, and Fortune 500 companies commit to more sustainable operations, diesel generators’ vice-like grip on the building on-site generation market is loosening. Adoption inertia has begun to give way with the growth of distributed solar, and that wave will continue with the adoption of biomass gasifiers and boilers, and fuel cells – as long as those systems can prove economic feasibility. Those economics will be aided by rising energy prices and incentives to avoid carbon dioxide emissions, but the most impactful factor – system cost reduction – is in the hands of technology suppliers and their partners.

Coverage Area

  • Owning the Energy Transition

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Landscape
  • Analysis
  • Outlook

Lead Analysts

Matthew Feinstein
Andrew Soare


Jaideep Raje
Mark Bunger
Brian Warshay, LEED AP
Aditya Ranade, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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