For something a little more colourful and visual in the digit-dominated world of energy, energy industry dashboard Utility Dive and research firm Zpryme have teamed up to produce a fascinating infographic that reflects the main usage areas for microgrids and top barriers for microgrid adoption.
The arresting visualization, based on a survey of 120 energy executives by Zpryme, reveals that rural and remote areas are seen as the primary location for the installation of microgrids, with colleges and universities coming a distant second. The picture is understandably different for vendors, consultants, integrators, and engineers, as they view communities and industries as the two top sectors for microgrid usage.
A common concern runs between the two groups of respondents, as the results show that the cost of construction is the number one barrier to microgrid adoption. For non-utility energy professionals, sufficient power storage is an equally prohibitive factor that restricts wider microgrid deployment. Click on the picture below for the infograph.
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