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DC Distribution Opportunities and Impact on Homes and Buildings

  • ID: 3638860
  • Report
  • March 2016
  • Region: Global
  • 56 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Renewable Energy Technologies, Energy Storage Systems, and EVs are Vital for DC to Gain Traction in Homes and Buildings


  • AES Corporation
  • Panasonic
With the rising penetration of energy-consuming 'above the waist' (native DC) loads in commercial and residential applications and the increasing focus on the adoption of energy-efficient systems to fulfill ambitious national goals, the debate over the relative merits of AC- versus DC- based systems has intensified.

This study takes the discussion further and analyses key drivers, such as solar PV power generation, energy storage, LED lighting, and electric vehicles, and their impact on the homes and buildings industries (which would enable the emergence of a DC-powered ecosystem). The convergence of competition, key business models, and the front runners in terms of offering LVDC products is also discussed.
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  • AES Corporation
  • Panasonic
1. Executive Summary
  • Key Findings
  • CEO’s 360 Degree Perspective
  • 3 Big Predictions
  • Associated Research and Multimedia on DC Power
  • Technology Roadmap for DC-powered Homes and Buildings
2. DC Power ion Overview
  • Market Definition and Segmentation
  • ESS Overview
  • DC-powered Homes and Buildings-Architecture
3. Growing Need for DC-owered Buildings
  • Energy Consumption Trends in Homes and Buildings
  • Primary Energy Use in Homes and Buildings
  • Hidden Inefficiencies in AC/DC Power Conversion
4. Drivers and Restraints
  • Key Drivers
  • Key Drivers Summary
  • Key Restraints
  • Key Restraints Summary
  • Drivers and Restraints-Impact Mapping
5. DC Opportunities in Homes and Buildings
  • Global Hotspots and Emerging Geographies
  • Evolution of DC Distribution Networks
  • Impact of Key Trends on DC-powered Homes and Buildings
  • Stakeholders of DC-powered Homes and Buildings
  • Front Runners in terms of Offering LVDC Products in Buildings
  • Industry Value Chain
  • Global Participants
  • Value Proposition by Key Participants
  • Value Proposition by Emerging Participants
  • Key Partnerships in the Energy Storage Market
  • New Business Models
  • Implications of Energy Storage Business Models on the Homes and Buildings Industry
6. Future of Energy Storage in Smart Cities
  • Energy Storage in Smart Cities
  • Impact of Energy Storage on Smart Cities-Consumer Perspective
  • Future of DC-powered Homes and Buildings
7. Case Studies
  • Case Study 1-AES Corporation
  • Case Study 2-Panasonic
  • Legal Disclaimer
8. Appendix
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms
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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

- AES Corporation
- Panasonic
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