This report analyzes and estimates the demand for fuel cells in the global scenario. The fuel cell market is segmented on the basis of application, type, fuel and geography. Regional and product-based market data is given in terms of both volumes and revenues for the period from 2010 to 2018.
Various fuel cell products analyzed in this study include direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC), proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC), molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC), alkaline fuel cell (AFC), phosphoric acid fuel cell (PAFC) and solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC).
The fuel cells market by applications is majorly divided into stationary, transportation and portable. The economies covered in this report are Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and Rest of the World (ROW). Regional data has also been provided for key countries such as U.S., Canada, Japan, South Korea, Germany, UK, Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The fuel cells market by various fuels such as hydrogen, natural gas and methane has also been analyzed in this report along with type, application and geography.
This report also includes market share of major companies in 2011, value chain analysis and porters five forces model. Some of the key players profiled in this study include Fuel Cell Energy, Ballard, Clearedge, Toshiba, Panasonic, Plug Power Inc. and Hydrogenics Corporation. The report gives a brief overview of the major companies that are dealing in fuel cells followed by their business strategies, financial revenue and recent developments.
This research has been specially conducted to estimate and analyze the performance and demand of fuel cells in a global scenario. The research provides detailed analysis of companies that are dealing in fuel cells, trend analysis of fuel cells market and demand by geography. The report includes all the major types and application segments of the fuel cells market and provides statistically refined forecast and historical data for the segments covered. The report presents a comprehensive assessment of the strategies followed by different stakeholders by segmenting the fuel cells market as below:
The fuel cell industry is emerging as one of the fastest growing markets owing to the collaborations of governments, businesses, and academic institutions, which is helping to produce fuel cells at a lower cost and improve their efficiency. The global fuel cell market is expected to grow at an estimated compounded annual growth rate of 16.6% during 2010 to 2014 owing to the decrease in fuel cell prices. The growth of this market is also expected to be driven by increasing investments from corporate and governments across the world for research and development in this field; however, lack of support infrastructure can pose a challenge to the growth of this industry.
Fuel cells are increasing in demand as they are an efficient source to produce electrical power without causing any environmental pollution. There are a variety of fuel cells available today that are competing with energy conversion devices like batteries and gas turbines. With continuous research being made for improving the efficiency of fuel cells, this industry is expected to witness tremendous growth in the near future.
This research report on the fuel cell analyzes this market based on its market segments and major geographies. The regions analyzed under this research report are:
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of current market trends, factors driving market growth, restraints, market structure, and market projections for the coming years.
This report also provides an analysis of technological developments in the industry, Porter's five force model analysis, and complete company profiles of the top market players. It provides a review of the micro and macro factors significant with respect to the existing market players and new entrants along with detailed value chain analysis.
Some of the key players dominating this market are UTC Power, Fuel Cell Energy Inc., Ballard Power Systems Inc., Protonex, IdaTech, Plug Power, Hydrogenics Corporation, Ceramic Fuel Cell Limited, Acumentrics, Altergy Systems, Astris Energi, and others.