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Since the War of the Currents of the late 1800s, alternating current (AC) has dominated power distribution. However, direct current (DC) has made a resurgence to challenge AC in recent years.
Low-voltage direct-current distribution is being considered globally as a replacement for alternating-current distribution to provide a stable power supply for digital consumer electronic devices and improve network efficiency following the interconnection of renewable energy sources. The application of direct-current (dc) distribution increases rapidly when loads and other energy sources are pure dc.
DC power distribution is an onboard electrical system, where electrical power sources, loads, and other energy storage systems are connected to the DC bus directly or via power electronic converter.
Governments around the world have declared their emission reduction and carbon neutrality targets, owing to which the transition to clean energy is occurring at a rapid pace globally. The declining prices of DERs (distributed energy resources) are also one of the major factors driving the global energy transition.
According to IRENA’s World Energy Transition Outlook 2022, the global energy transition is far from being on track. In order to reach the global targets, renewable would have to scale up massively across all the sectors, from 14% of total energy today to around 40% in 2030. Global annual additions of renewable power would triple by 2030, as recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Due to the ambitious climate targets announced in the COP 26, renewable capacity growth is expected to accelerate in the next five years, accounting for almost 95% of the increase in global power capacity through 2026.
By the end of 2021, the stock of renewable power increased by 9.1% compared to the 2020 levels, with the solar and wind dominating the global renewable capacity additions.
The solar new capacity installations registered an increase in all the major regions of the world, outgrowing the total wind energy capacity globally. The wind installations continued to expand but at a slower pace in 2021 relative to 2020 (+93 GW compared to +111 GW last year).
Globally, renewable electricity capacity is forecast to increase by over 60% between 2020 and 2026, reaching more than 4800 GW. This is equivalent to the current global power capacity of fossil fuels and nuclear combined.
Renewable-based power is now the cheapest power option in most regions. The global weighted-average Levelized cost of electricity from newly commissioned utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects fell by 85% between 2010 and 2020. The cost reductions for concentrated solar power (CSP) were 68%; onshore wind, 56%; and offshore wind, 48%.
As a result, renewables are already the default option available for capacity additions in the power industry in almost all countries, and they dominate current investments. Wind and solar technologies have consolidated their dominance over time, and, with the recent increase in fossil fuel prices, the economic outlook for renewable power is undeniably good.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), despite surging costs for raw materials used in solar panels and wind turbine manufacturing, new renewable energy capacity additions in 2022 is forecast to rise, outpacing the previous all-time high set last year.
Some of the other factors driving the dc distribution network market are the increasing adoption of battery energy storage systems due to high compatibility with renewable energy and rising EV infrastructure due to the high rate of EV adoption across the globe.
Despite these important benefits, several market and technological barriers inhibit the development of DC distribution network, and the market for DC in buildings is still largely in the demonstration phase. Therefore, to jumpstart this technology, a clear path forward must emerge at this early deployment stage.
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Over the 2021-26 period, the expansion of renewable capacity in the United States is expected to be 65% greater than in the previous five years. This is the combined result of the economic attractiveness of wind and solar PV, increased ambition at the federal level, the extension of federal tax credits in December 2020, a growing market for corporate power purchase agreements, and growing support for offshore wind.
The Asia-Pacific region is also deploying renewables on a large scale, with China and India leading in renewable additions. China already has the lion's share in global renewable capacity additions.
Improving competitiveness, policy support, and ambitious targets are driving the renewable power additions in the region. Relative to existing capacity, renewable power is growing faster in India than any other key market in the world. Solar PV is expected to lead the way, driven by competitive auctions aimed at achieving the government’s ambitious renewable power target of 500 GW by 2030.
Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the market in the following years. The growing power demand in the region and subsequent increase in microgrids has created a need for efficient distribution networks such as the DC distribution network system.
However, in August 2019, Korea has already implemented a low-voltage direct current (LVDC) distribution system at Seogeocha Island. LSIS Co. and the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) successfully established an LVDC distribution network on Seogeocha Island, 24 kilometers from South Korea.
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