Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7ls58v/stationary_fuel)
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 asa 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.
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