The Global Market for Distributed Energy Generation
The worldwide market for Distributed Generation (DG) technologies reached a total of about $44.4 billion in 2009 and $64.0 billion in 2010. By 2015, it is estimated at about $141 billion, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.1% between 2010 and 2015.
The scope of this investigation includes all major viable DG technologies as well as abbreviated assessment of potentially viable emerging DG technologies. BCC analyzes each technology, determines its current market status, examines its impact on future markets, and presents forecasts of growth over the ensuing 5 years. Technological issues including the latest trends are assessed and discussed, as is the current and likely ongoing regulatory environment in support of this industry.
BCC analyzes the industry on a worldwide basis from both a manufacturing and an implementation point of view. We examine government roles in support of DG technologies worldwide, including regulatory support and requirements, feed-in tariffs, and promotional incentives for various DG technologies as relevant and available. We provide a review of the most relevant DG technologies, discuss recent trends in capacity installation and unit sales, and provide industry overviews and market assessments for each DG technology.
Robert Eckard has over a decade of experience working in the energy and environmental industries. Currently pursuing a PhD in water and energy resources at the University of California, Davis, Robert also runs a small industry research and technical consulting company with an emphasis on energy/water/environmental sectors. Robert has provided economic analysis market assessments, environmental analysis, and technical water and energy reports to state and local governments, other consultants, and private companies and individuals throughout the U.S., Australia, and Singapore. Robert takes pride in preparing the highest-quality research and documentation, and is happy to be supporting BCC Research in its present endeavor to assess worldwide DG markets.
- The global market for distributed generation technologies was worth $43.8 billion in 2007. This is expected to reach $51.0 billion in 2008 and $127.0 billion in 2013, for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.0%.
- Fuel-based technologies represent the largest market segment, worth $34.4 billion in 2007 and an anticipated $39.6 billion in 2008. This should reach $93.4 billion in 2013, for a CAGR of 18.7%.
- Renewable technologies generated $9.4 billion in 2007 and an estimated $11.4 billion in 2008. This is expected to reach $33.6 billion in 2013, for a CAGR of 24.1%.