“The variable speed generator market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.63%, from 2017 to 2022.”
The global variable speed generator market is estimated at USD 5.79 billion in 2017 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.63% to reach USD 8.36 billion by 2022. This growth is primarily due to the increasing emphasis on alternative energy production, increasing government mandates over energy efficiency, and growing industrialization and urbanization. Although some cost bearing constraints in the installation of variable speed generators are being observed, still emerging economies are expected to create better opportunities for the variable speed generator market for hybrid energy systems and HVAC systems. Decreasing greenfield investments is expected to be a major challenge for the growth of this market.
“The internal combustion engine segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR.”
With regards to the prime mover segment, internal combustion engine driven variable speed generators are expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The market is primarily driven by the increasing investments in aerospace, marine, and shipbuilding industry. The implementation of variable speed gensets reduces the operation and maintenance cost of the internal combustion engines. These gensets have 20-30% less fuel consumption and optimal running efficiency at variable load.
“Asia Pacific: The largest market for variable speed generators.”
Asia Pacific is expected to account for the largest market share of the global variable speed generator market in 2017. This trend is projected to continue till 2022. The increasing urbanization and industrialization in this region is leading to the higher demand for power. To cater to this demand and meet the energy efficiency mandates, APAC countries are focusing on power generation through renewable energy sources. Offshore wind forms an integral part of the renewable-based power generation. Therefore, countries such as China and Japan are moving toward offshore wind energy. Countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan are looking for alternative sources of energy to diversify their energy mixes to reduce CO2 emissions. Technological advances and clean energy consumption would further propel wind power deployment and open up opportunities in the emerging APAC markets. Moreover, favorable supportive schemes, investments in grid infrastructure to maximize power generation from wind, and foreign direct investment would attract investors to the wind power industry. At the Asia Clean Energy Summit in Singapore, in 2017, it was noted that South-East Asia is a suitable market for renewable energy development as it offers a favorable climate for solar and wind energy generation. According to the International Energy Agency, energy demand in South-East Asia has grown by 60% over the last 15 years. Hence, increase in the consumption of energy followed by an increase in investments in renewable energy, rapid growth of data centers, and growth of IT hubs and commercial sectors such as malls and hospitals are driving the variable speed generator market in Asia Pacific.
Breakdown of Primaries:
In-depth interviews have been conducted with various key industry participants, subject-matter experts, C-level executives of key market players, and industry consultants, among other experts, to obtain and verify critical qualitative and quantitative information, as well as to assess future market prospects. The distribution of primary interviews is as follows:
- By Company Type: Tier 1- 17%, Tier 2- 46%, Tier 3- 37%
- By Designation: C–Level- 25%, Director Level- 43%, Others- 32%
- By Region: North America-27%, Europe-31%, Asia Pacific-23%, South America-6%, Middle East-10%, and Africa-3%
Some of the prominent players in the market include ABB (Switzerland), GE (US), Siemens (Germany), Wartsila (Finland), Cummins (US), and Rolls Royce (UK).
The report defines, describes, and forecasts the global variable speed generator market by generator type, technology type, prime mover, power rating, end user, and region. It also offers a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the market. The report provides a comprehensive review of the major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, winning imperatives, and key issues. It also covers various important aspects of the market.
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