Global micropower demand will grow 13 percent per annum through 2005, driven by increasing utilities deregulation, heightened environmental concerns and technological innovation. North America will grow the fastest led by fuel cells and microturbines. Solar panels, wind turbines and other renewables will do better in Asia and Europe.
This study analyzes the US$16 billion world micropower industry. It presents historical data for 1990, 1995 and 2000 and forecasts to 2005 and 2010 by type (e.g., conventional small-scale generators, fuel cells, microturbines, solar/photovoltaics); by geographic region and for 30 individual countries.
The study also examines the market environment, reviews technology, details industry structure and market share, and profiles 25 key companies including Caterpillar, Cummins, NEG Micon, Vestas, BP Solarex, Kyocera, ABB, Alstom, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Siemens.