Fuel Cells for Residential, Commercial and Military Power

Published - Nov 2012| Analyst - Donald Saxman| Code - FCB037A
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The global residential, commercial, and military fuel cell market was valued at $439 million in 2011 and should reach $569 million in 2012. Total market value is expected to reach nearly $1.7 billion in 2017 after increasing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.2%.


This report discusses the values of the North American, European, Far Eastern and Rest-of-World markets.  Target markets are based on optimistic, pessimistic, and consensus alternatives.  Sales (dollars) and shipments (units) for 2011, 2012, and 2017 are provided, with five-year cumulative average growth rates (CAGR) calculated for the period 2012 to 2017.

Fuel cell applications are described and analyzed.  The following applications are considered:

Combined heat and power (CHP) sectors are:

  • Residential.
  • Commercial.
  • Industrial.


Auxiliary power unit (APU) sectors are:

  • Residential/Commercial.
  • Recreational Vehicles.
  • Signage.
  • Anti-idling.
  • Aircraft.
  • Military.

Emergency sectors are:

  • Residential/Commercial (including uninterruptible power systems).
  • Military.
  • Police/Emergency.

Residential, commercial, and military fuel cell companies are listed and detailed profiles have been prepared.


This report’s project analyst, Donald Saxman, edited BCC Research’s Fuel Cell Industry Report newsletter and has founded several other BCC newsletters.  Mr. Saxman has more than 28 years of experience in market analysis, technical writing and newsletter editing.  Since 1983, he has operated as a technical market consultant and subcontractor to BCC Research, and in this capacity he has prepared more than 80 technology market research reports including many that cover battery technology and battery markets.  His previous experience includes supervision of a quality-control laboratory at a major secondary lead refinery, experience as an analytical chemist at a hazardous waste testing service, product assurance manager for a space station life-support-system project, and an information technology business analyst and project manager.

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