DC building controls market to reach USD5bn in 2020
“Commercial buildings are increasingly employing alternative strategies to draw less energy from the grid, either through efficiency gains from fewer AC/DC conversions, or through reducing the need for inverters by using renewable or fuel cell power sources,” explained Noah Goldstein, research director with Navigant Research. “DC-based systems enable stable, high quality power distribution to critical services in buildings including security, lighting, and environmental control systems.”
While power supply equipment forms a key element of DC power systems, they are not the only one. According to the Navigant Research report entitled ‘DC Power for Commercial Buildings’ the market for DC building controls and functionality, such as powered and biometric door locks, security cameras and sensors, networking devices such as wireless access points, and actuators and controls for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, will be even larger and will reach $5 billion in annual revenue by 2020.
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