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[May 13, 2014]
Global Stationary Fuel Cells Market 2013-2019: Key Analysis of the Projected $14 Billion Industry
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Dublin - Research and Markets (
) has announced the addition of Wintergreen Research, Inc's new report "Global Stationary Fuel Cells Market 2013-2019: Key Analysis of the Projected $14 Billion Industry" to their offering.
Stationary fuel cell markets at $1.2 billion in 2013 are projected to increase to $14.3 billion in 2020 Generating power on-site, rather than centrally, eliminates the cost, complexity, interdependencies, and inefficiencies associated with energy transmission and distribution. Distributed energy is evolving in a manner like distributed PC and laptop computing, cars for transportation, and smart phones. As distributed Internet data and telephony have found a place in the market, so also will distributed energy generation become widespread. Distributed power shifts energy generation control to the consumer much to the consternation of the existing utility companies.
Renewable energy is intermittent and needs stationary fuel cells for renewables to achieve mainstream adoption as a stable power source. Wind and solar power cannot be stored except by using the energy derived from these sources to make hydrogen that can be stored. Stationary fuel cells are likely to function as a battery in the long term, creating a way to use hydrogen that is manufactured from the renewable energy sources. It is likely that the wind and tide energy will be transported as electricity to a location where the hydrogen can be manufactured. It is far easier to transport electricity than to transport hydrogen. Hydrogen servers as an energy storage mechanism.
Stationary fuel cell markets need government sponsorship. As government funding shifts from huge military obligations, sustainable energy policy becomes a compelling investment model for government.
Growth is anticipated to be based on demand for distributed power generation that uses natural gas. Systems provide clean energy that is good for the environment. Growth is based on global demand and will shift from simple growth to rapid growth measured as a penetration analysis as markets move beyond the early adopter stage. The big box retailers including many, led by Walmart, the data centers, and companies like Verizon are early adopters.
Eventually hydrogen will be used as fuel in the same stationary fuel cell devices. The hydrogen is manufactured from solar farms. Stationary fuel cells have become more feasible as the industry is able to move beyond platinum catalysts.
Key Topics: - Alkaline Fuel Cells (AFC), Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells(PAFC) - Fuel Cell Commercialization - Cycle Efficiency - Energy Efficiency - Fuel Cell Clean Air Permitting - Fuel Cell Issues - Fuel Cell Operation - Fuel Cell Reliability - Fuel Environmental Issues - Fuelcell Energy - Gas turbine - Hybrid Solid Oxide Fuel Cell - Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology - Impact of Deregulation - Increased Power Density - Laws and regulations - Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells (MCFC) - On Grid And Off Grid Issues - PEM Fuel Cells - PEM Technology - Platinum Catalysts - Power of a Fuel Cell - Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) - Smart Grid - Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) - Stationary Fuel Cell Forecasts - Stationary Fuel Cell Market Development - Stationary Power Applications - Utilities - Vision For The New Electrical Grid Market Leaders - Ballard - Bloom Energy - ClearEdge - FuelCell Energy - Hydrogenics - Plug Power - UTC For more information visit
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