Global commercial fuel cell demand will triple through 2013 in dollar terms. Portable fuel cell systems will remain the dominant application by unit, while electric power generation will continue as the top use in value terms. PEM chemistry fuel cells will strengthen their dominant position over the next decade.
This study analyzes the $570 million world fuel cell industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by fuel cell product (e.g., systems, fuels, electronic devices), chemistry (PEM, molten carbonate, phosphoric acid, solid-oxide, direct methanol), application (e.g., electric power generation, industrial stationary and motive power, motor vehicles, portable electronics), world region and for 15 national markets.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 39 major players, including FuelCell Energy, Teledyne Energy Systems and UTC Power.