DUBLIN, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/x6hb5t/microgrid_market) has announced the addition of the "Microgrid Market, Global Forecast & Analysis (2012 - 2022) - Focus on Renewable Power Generation, Solar Photo-voltaics, Wind Micro-Turbines, Battery, Energy Storage & Control Systems, By Types, Components & Technologies" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) To provide tailored, efficient, and reliable energy services to the end users, microgrid employs and integrates a wide range of distributed energy technologies such as generation, storage and advanced controls, metering and communications into a controlled system that manages energy generation, transmission, distribution, and usage on a small scale as compared to the conventional macrogrid. The report analyzes the global microgrid market and presents detailed insights of the market by technology, by characteristics, by application, and by geography. Besides, detailed discussion on the drivers, restraints, and opportunities of the market is also presented. Market by Technology - The market by technology is further segmented under the following headings: by components and technological trends. Market by components presents the market analysis for key components such as batteries and storage system, power inverter, Smart meter and switch gear. The section also discusses the market for CHP technologies-microturbine and reciprocating engine. Microturbine is currently the largest CHP market by technology while Reciprocating engines are expected to grow at a higher rate during the forecast period. Market by Characteristics: The market by characteristics is segmented by types and by consumption pattern. Microgrid by types discusses the three types of microgrid namely grid connected, off-grid and hybrid. Market by consumption pattern discusses the following three facets of microgrid market- Urban, Semi-urban and rural/island. Market by Application- The application market has been covered under four broad segments- campus/institutional, Defense and Military base, Commercial and others.