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Competitive Analysis

Around the world, companies are mobilizing to scale up climate solutions. This means the competition among market players is intensifying. To survive and thrive in the market today, businesses need a deep understanding of their competitive landscape. DG+ offers the map.
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The Need

Clean energy industries are becoming more crowded as the push for decarbonization gains momentum. 

To win in this crowded market, companies need systematic, data-driven competitive analysis. Without it, firms may overlook potential markets, customer segments, or new innovations and even fail to recognize their own weaknesses. This creates strategic blindspots, delays in adapting to market changes, and reduced investor interest.

A methodical competitive analysis is not only beneficial but integral to long-term success in any market. In the fast-moving clean energy and sustainability landscape, insights into competitors’ strengths and weaknesses allow companies to create more effective product and marketing strategies to differentiate and gain market share, optimize pricing, and predict market trends. 

We are focused
on cleantech and climate tech.

With our track record of business analysis, clean tech acumen, and energy industry expertise, DG+ stands ready to provide you with detailed competitive analyses. First, we listen to your organization’s needs and understand your products and services at a technical level. Then, by identifying competitors, suppliers, and target customer segments, we pinpoint opportunities, gaps and barriers in a given market.
Sample Projects

You’ve got big questions in your business. We help you answer them.

Key Questions

  • Who are your immediate competitors? What threat do they pose to your business?
  • How many new market entrants have there been in recent years? Can newcomers easily break into your market?
  • Are there any mergers shaking up the industry? 
  • What’s the cutting edge technology in your industry?
  • Who are the key suppliers for your competitors? How much leverage do they have over prices?
  • How large are your target customer segments? 

Key Players

  • Energy companies
  • Clean technology providers
  • Industry stakeholders and industrial groups
  • Utilities
  • ESG investors
Who We Serve

Organizations from diverse sub-sectors rely on DG+ for tailored, high-quality research and technical content.

Clean Energy Developers

Pull ahead of the competition with insights into market trends, policy and regulatory landscapes, customer segments, partners, and suppliers.

Financiers and Equity Providers

Boost your ability to direct investments to the most promising investment opportunities.

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Government Agencies and Municipalities

Reach your emissions reduction goals guided by our specialized expertise in key energy market indicators, technologies, and strategies.

Utilities and Retail Electricity Providers (REPs)

Leverage research and analysis to assess emerging technologies, adapt to changing market trends, and reach customers.

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Large Consulting Firms

Your complex, multi-organizational projects benefit from subcontractors with technical expertise in energy markets and technologies. DG+ can also help meet small business requirements in certain markets.

Technology Providers

Navigate your market with a deep understanding of your competition, insight into market developments, and effective communication of your product.

Consulting Team Members

We are dedicated to the advancement of clean energy.

David Ganske


David has over a decade of experience in clean energy consulting, including project work for the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme, U.S. Department of Energy, utilities, and a variety of other organizations.

David holds an M.P.A. in International Energy Management & Policy from Columbia University and a B.A. in Economics and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.

Kathleen Gill

Director, Clean Energy

Kathleen leverages eight years of sustainability and clean energy experience with nonprofits, solar development, and technology providers to lead the DG+ Consulting Team's energy research and technical writing.

Kathleen earned a Cleantech M.B.A. from University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from Middlebury College.

Gavin Chisholm

Associate, Market Research and Policy

Gavin has three years of experience in renewable energy and sustainability, having held multiple roles that leverage GIS for spatial research and insights. Previously, he worked in energy market operations at Invenergy, and in sustainable water infrastructure at Greenprint Partners.

Gavin holds a B.S in Environmental Science from the School of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago.

Walter James

Associate, Market Research and Policy

Walter has over 6 years of policy analysis experience and over three years in climate- and energy-related market and policy research. His previous professional experiences include research associate at Stax Inc. and Carbon Collective.

Walter holds an M.A. from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Temple University.

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