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String inverter market outlook: Rising demand for uninterrupted power supply to augment the industry growth over 2016-2024

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The surging requirement for continuous electricity supply will stimulate string inverter market value over the coming timeframe. Favorable features such as light weight, compact size, ability to increase power density, and ease of installation will notably influence the demand for string inverter. As per the report by Global Market Insights, Inc., “Global String inverter market is predicted to grow at an annual growth rate of 15% over the period of 2016 to 2024.” Government rules and regulation regarding usage of renewable energy resources, owing to the depleting fossil fuel storages will also drive the worldwide string inverter industry share over the next few years.

Single and three phase are the two key types of the string inverter. Three-phase string inverter market share, which was worth over USD 1 billion in 2015, is anticipated to exhibit significant growth over the coming years. The growth can be attributed to its increasing demand across the commercial and utility sectors.

Europe String Inverter Market size, by power rating, 2015 & 2024 (MW)

Europe String Inverter Market size, by power rating, 2015 & 2024 (MW)

The commercial, residential, and utility are the prominent application areas of the string inverter market. The commercial application covered more than 70% of the overall market share in 2015 and is projected to exhibit noticeable growth rate, driven by the growing urbanization along with huge investment in infrastructure development. The utility and residential applications also make substantial contributions towards the string inverter industry share.

Based on the power rating, string inverter industry is primarily segmented into over 80KW, 41KW-80KW, 11KW-40KW, and 10KW.  The string inverter of capacity 11KW to 40KW collected a revenue of over USD 700 million in 2015 and is anticipated to record a considerable growth rate, due to its surging demand from commercial complexes and small scale industries.

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On-grid and standalone are the two main products of the string inverter market size. Standalone product occupied more than 35% of global revenue share in 2015 and is expected to grow significantly over the coming period, mainly driven by the escalating installation of decentralized systems in the rural areas. On-grid string inverter market revenue will exceed USD 5 billion by 2024 with an annual growth rate of more than 20% over the coming seven years. The growth can be attributed to the strict norms regarding industrial emissions along with high demand for renewable energy.

Based on the geographical outlook, China accounted for more than 40% of the worldwide string inverter industry share in 2015 and will exhibit lucrative growth over the coming years, driven by the large-scale installation of photovoltaic voltage projects. Furthermore, growing demand for clean electricity along with supportive government initiatives will stimulate India string inverter market size.

Chile is expected to install a solar power plant of capacity more than 800MW by 2024. This, in turn, will generate heavy revenue over the coming timeframe. Additionally, the country has set a goal of producing 70% of electricity through renewable energy resources by 2050, which will noticeably influence the industry growth.

UK string inverter market will surpass a revenue of USD 500 million by 2024, driven by the rising implementation of the rooftop solar system in residential as well as commercial sectors. U.S. is projected to boost North America string inverter industry size, owing to its supportive government policies along with high demand for renewable energy technologies.

The market players will invest heavily in R&D activities to enhance product features, which will help them in retaining   their industry positions. The key players in the string inverter market are Advanced Energy Industries, Huawei Technologies, KOSTAL Solar Electric, Growatt New Energy Technology Co., Ltd., SolarMax, SMA Solar Technology, ABB, Samil Power, KACO New Energy, Schneider Electric, Ginlong Technologies, Delta Energy System, Sungrow Power Supply, and Fronius International GmbH.

Author NameSunil Hebbalkar

Hybrid solar wind market outlook: Rising global warming concerns coupled with energy crisis to stimulate the industry growth

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High urge for reliable power supply along with strict legislations to curb the release of GHG in the atmosphere will push hybrid solar wind market growth. Moreover, favorable government policies encouraging the use of renewable energy along with strict regulation executions for reducing power consumption is expected to positively influence the industry growth. According to a report by Global Market Insights, Inc., “Hybrid solar wind market value is forecast to hit USD 1.47 billion by 2024.” Furthermore, declining manufacturing costs of the components such as wind blades, solar panels, and wind turbines are expected to contribute considerably towards the market growth.

U.S. Hybrid Solar Wind Market size, by product, 2013 -2024 (MW)
U.S. Hybrid Solar Wind Market size, by product, 2013 -2024 (MW)

Hybrid solar wind systems find key applications across industrial, residential, and commercial sectors. High requirement for continuous electricity supply is anticipated to drive the hybrid solar wind industry revenue across the commercial sector. Hybrid solar wind market size in industrial sector worth USD 224 million in 2015, is anticipated to witness a significant growth over the coming years. Government efforts to minimize carbon emissions is expected to drive the growth. The rise in the number of electrification programs across the emerging economies, primarily concentrating on decentralizing the power generation, will boost the industry growth across the residential sector.

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Standalone and grid connected are the major products through which hybrid solar wind systems are deployed. Grid connected hybrid solar wind industry size is expected to record a CAGR of 10% over the period of 2016-2024. Net metering, low deployment costs, and feed in tariff are the key growth drivers. Standalone hybrid solar wind market revenue is expected to grow significantly over the coming years, owing to its cost-effectiveness as compared to grid connected products.

Below are the regional trends influencing hybrid solar wind market over 2016-2024

  • Growing investments across renewable energy projects is projected to drive Australia hybrid solar wind industry size over the next few years. The government of Australia has allocated USD 1 billion funds for clean energy technology projects.
  • Chile hybrid solar wind market revenue is anticipated to grow at a rate of 11% over the period of 2016-2024.
  • Shortage of power supply and high demand for off grid electricity will favor Nigeria hybrid solar wind industry outlook over the next few years.
  • South Africa hybrid solar wind industry revenue is expected to hit USD 12 million over the coming timeframe.
  • Government policies encouraging the use of sustainable energy along with rural electrification programs are expected to boost India hybrid solar wind market trends.
  • S. hybrid solar wind industry will grow considerably over the coming years, driven by heavy focus on consumption of renewable energy along with beneficial government policies supporting energy conservation.

Market participants will try to enhance their ROI through product differentiation as well as technological innovations. Key industry participants include Blue Pacific Solar Product Inc., Alpha Windmills, Alternate Energy Company, ReGen Powertech, Unitron Energy System Private Limited, Polar Power Inc., Zenith Solar Systems, Gamesa, Grupo Dragon, and Supernova Technologies Private Limited.

Author NameDhananjay Punekar

Drill pipe market outlook: Escalating demand from oil & gas industry to boost the market growth over 2016-2025

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Increasing demand for energy and intensive investments in the oil and gas projects will stimulate the drill pipe market share. Increasing exploration of alternative resources and production activities within countries such as Russia, U.S., China, Canada, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Brazil, Iran, and Mexico will drive the global drill pipe industry trends.  According to Global Market Insights, Inc. “Drill Pipe Market size is estimated to witness a CAGR of 2% over the period of 2016-2025.”  Moreover, introduction to the latest technological advancements in the drill pipe industry such as horizontal drilling and pad drilling have gradually amplified the drilling effectiveness complementing the industry growth.

 U.S. Drill Pipe market size, by grade, by revenue (USD Million), 2013-2025 
U.S. Drill Pipe market size, by grade, by revenue (USD Million), 2013-2025 

Petroleum manufacturing organizations conduct a tally process of counting active or inactive rigs. This rig count helps in analyzing and collecting data, which indicates the status of drilling activities.  A rig count lists all the oil and gas rigs that are active or operational at various locations including both onshore and offshore sites. An increasing number of rigs indicate increase of production and exploration, which in turn will augment the global drill pipe industry.

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Below are the major global rig count data of 2016

  • The global rig count of July 2016, increased by 74 units in comparison with June 2016.
  • Canada rig counts raised by 31 units to 94 rigs.
  • Argentina rig counts increased by 9 units.
  • S rig counts raised by 32 units to 449 rigs.
  • Mexico rig counts raised by 3 units.

In addition to this, advancements in technology and facilities such as directional drilling, drill bit technology, and wells completion & intervention are likely to complement the industry growth. Growing deployment of artificial lift systems in the oil production reservoirs will further boost the requirements for drill pipes in the coming eight years. Rising demand for natural gas and crude oil has further resulted into significant growth of Artificial Lift Systems Market accounting for a growth rate of 8.9% over the period of 2016-2023.

Taking into account the end-user trends, onshore drill pipe market is projected to surpass 1.15 million tons in terms of volume by 2025. The growing undertaking of contracts worth millions for the onshore drilling segments will further propel the onshore drill pipe industry. Furthermore, offshore drill pipe market is anticipated to grow at a rate of 3.2% over the period of 2016-2025. Heavy investments in deep water offshore grounds along with rising offshore production projects near Norway, Canada, and North America will fuel the industry growth in the coming timeframe.

Drill pipe market is segmented by product grade into API grade drill and premium grade drill. API grade drill pipe is projected to grow at a rate of 2.5%, owing to its cost effectiveness. Moreover, premium grade drill pipe market is estimated to witness significant growth due to increasing offshore production. The ability of these drill pipes to withstand under high pressure and temperature will generate heavy demand, stimulating the market share.

Considering the regional trends, the drill pipe industry is witnessing huge adoption over the globe. Increasing crude oil demand worldwide and increasing exploration of oil and gas in offshore fields will provide lucrative growth opportunities across various regions.

Below are the regional highlights pertaining to the drill pipe industry over the coming eight years.

  • Africa drill pipe market size worth USD 195 million in 2015, is anticipated to register a CAGR of 3.5% over the period of 2016-2025.
  • Russia drill pipe market is projected to grow at an annual rate of 3% over the period of 2016-2025. High investment in developed fields will continue to generate demand for drill pipes in the region.
  • Kazakhstan market is estimated to grow over a CAGR of 3.5% and generate revenue exceeding USD 37 million by 2025.
  • Rising demand for oil and gas across the globe will stimulate the Saudi Arabia drill pipe industry share anticipated to grow at a rate of 3% from 2016-2025.
  • Canada market worth USD 130 million in 2015 is projected to register a CAGR of 2.1% over the analysis period.
  • Angola drill pipe market will attain significant growth rate, owing to intensive investments in contracts and bidding for the tenders.

Notable participants in the drill pipe industry include National Oilwell Varco, Vallourec S.A., Tenaris S. A, Hilong Group of Companies, Drill Pipe International, Texas Steel Conversion, Inc., Oil Country Tubular Limited, Tejas Tubular Products, Inc., TMK Group,etc.

Author NameOjaswita Kutepatil

 

In Line Process Viscometer (ILPV) market trends: Asia Pacific to drive the industry growth over 2016-2023

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Global expansion of the refinery industries will significantly drive in line process viscometer (ILPV) market share over the coming six years. According to Global Market Insights, Inc., “Global In Line Process Viscometer (ILPV) market is anticipated to record a revenue of over USD 225 million by 2023.” ILPV is primarily used to measure viscosity of fluid across pharmaceutical and food& beverages industry, which is projected to enhance the in line process viscometer industry outlook. Additionally, growing demand for petroleum products across the APAC region, owing to the large population along with favorable FDI policies will further generate heavy opportunities for ILPV market.

MEA In Line Process Viscometer (ILPV) market size, by application, 2012-2023 (USD Million)

MEA In Line Process Viscometer (ILPV) market size, by application, 2012-2023 (USD Million)

Petroleum, pharmaceutical, chemicals, and food & beverage are some of the key application sectors for in line process viscometer market. Petroleum will dominate the application landscape by collecting a revenue of more than USD 85 million by 2023, owing to the powerful crude oil business competition. Pharmaceutical application is anticipated to register an attractive growth rate of more than 6.8% over the period of 2016 to 2023, driven by its growing demand in ophthalmic products due to expanding healthcare industry.

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In line process viscometer market share in the chemical application will gather a revenue of over USD 54 million by 2023. The major growth attributing factor is growing automation in the manufacturing sector.

Based on technology, in line process viscometer market is segmented into acoustic wave (solid state), torsional oscillation, vibration, rotational, dynamic fluid pressure, Coriolis, and moving piston. Acoustic wave technology is predicted to record an attractive growth rate of more than 7.3% over the period of 2016 to 2023. The growth can be attributed to its surging demand for automotive and petroleum applications. Vibration based technology market exhibited a heavy demand over the past few years and is projected to collect a revenue of over USD 48 million by 2023, owing to its extensive demand in oils, chemicals, adhesives, paints, shampoos, plastics, paper, foods, coatings, refineries, and inks applications.

Torsional oscillatory viscometer (TOV) industry share will witness a CAGR of over 6.8% over the coming period of 2016 to 2023, driven by the growing adoption of this technology in the healthcare sector to measure human blood viscosity. In addition, this technology is widely used in the polymer, petrochemical, oil refining, and adhesives applications.

Asia Pacific in line process viscometer market size dominated the regional landscape and is expected to exhibit an income of more than USD 66 million by 2023, owing to its growing requirement for the refineries & chemical industries, which are established on large scale across the APAC. India and China will be the major regional revenue contributor.

MEA ILPV industry is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 6.9% over the coming six years. The growth can be attributed to the large-scale presence of chemical industries. The demand for ILPV for pharmaceutical and food & beverages applications are growing significantly across North America, with an estimated annual growth rate of more than 6.1% over the coming years of 2016 to 2023.

Brookfield Engineering, Anton Paar GmbH, ProRheo, and Cambridge Viscosity, Inc are the major players having shared 12% of the global business space in 2015. Vectron International, Marimex America, Lamy Rheology, Fuji Ultrasonic, Bartec Group, Norcross Corporation, and VAF Instruments are other prominent industry participants in the in line process viscometer market.

Author NameSunil Hebbalkar

Growing oil and gas industry to boost the global FPSO market size

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Developing economies to make substantial contribution towards the market growth

Rise in offshore oil & gas exploration activities across the globe is expected to fuel the demand for the FPSO (Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading) market over the coming years. Currently, the exploration activities are being carried out mainly in offshore oil & gas fields of Brazil, North Sea, and West Africa. Growing oil & gas requirements across the globe will boost investments in new oil & gas fields.

The rapid expansion of upstream oil & gas industry coupled with favorable government policies to promote offshore oil & gas exploration activities is projected to boost the market size over the next few years. As per Global Market Insights Inc. report, the FPSO Market share worth USD 21 billion in 2015, is predicted to surpass USD 117 billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of 19% over the period of 2016-2024.

The U.S. FPSO market share worth USD 20 billion in 2015, is expected to witness a noticeable surge over the forecast timeframe owing to the growing production and exploration of natural gas, rise in offshore activities and the discovery of untapped reservoirs. The Norway market is anticipated to touch USD 3.1 billion mark by 2024.

Norway FPSO market size, by volume, 2014 – 2024 (Units)

Norway FPSO market size, by volume, 2014 - 2024 (Units)

The China FPSO market size worth USD 687 million in 2015, is predicted to witness a significant growth, recording a CAGR of 22% over the period of 2016-2024. The growth can be attributed to the rise in offshore as well as onshore exploration coupled with production activities in the region.

The Angola FPSO market share, growing at a CAGR of 26.4% over the period of 2016-2024, is estimated to reach over 11 units in 2024 in terms of volume. Factors such as growing offshore production and exploration activities carried out in Deepwater reservoirs are expected to contribute towards the regional growth. Firms like Eni, Exxon Mobil, and Chevron have offshore projects in Angola and adds about 1MMbbl/d to the capacity.

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In April 2016, about 260 floating production units were set up in offshore oil & gas fields of which FPSO accounted for approximately 64%. Conversion of tank vessels into FPSO units is predicted to support the industry growth over the next few years. For instance, 1995 built shuttle tanker converted to a Libra FPSO unit in 2015 was designed to achieve the production of crude oil. The converted FPSO market is predicted to record a CAGR of 18.9% over the period of 2016-2024 owing to low capital investments coupled with the ability to operate in small and medium fields.

The redeployed FPSO market worth USD 719.8 million in 2015, is anticipated to witness a substantial growth, growing at a CAGR of 22.3% over the forecast period. The growth can be credited   to the product’s ability to minimize the project execution time. The new built FPSO market is predicted to witness a noticeable growth over the forecast timeframe due to growing ultra-deep water offshore exploration & production activities.

Key market players include SBM Offshore, MODEC Inc., BW Offshore, Samsung Heavy Industries, Aker Solutions, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., Teekay Corporation, Yinson Holdings Berhad, and Bluewater Energy Services B.V. These industry players will try to increase their market share through product innovation and mergers & acquisitions.

Author NameDhananjay Punekar

Asia Pacific to be a lucrative ground for the solar street lighting market: India and China to be the major revenue pockets

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Increasing emphasis on the eco-friendly environment, free from carbon footprints, is expanding the business space for Solar Street lighting market globally. With the growing demand for energy conservation, Solar street lighting has become quite a popular means of off-grid power supply. According to Global Market Insights, Inc., “The solar street lighting market worth USD 2.9 billion in 2015, is anticipated to surpass USD 15 billion by 2024.” SSLs are units using solar energy to illuminate streets or other open areas, generally installed in two modes- Standalone and Grid connected.An estimate says that in 2013, approximately 1.2 billion people, i.e. 17% of the global population had no access to grid electricity, with rural population contributing towards the most of it. The rising demand for off-grid power supply has built a huge opportunity landscape for the street light manufacturers. Moreover, favorable regulations from the government to support the use of SSLs is also boosting its market size. These are considered to be viable street lighting solutions owing to their low maintenance cost, easy working, eco-friendliness, and most importantly, the curtailed energy burden on the national economy.

India Solar Street Lighting Market size, by application, 2013-2024 (USD Million)

India Solar Street Lighting Market size, by application, 2013-2024 (USD Million)

The technology has gained high significance owing to its extensive use across the residential, industrial, and commercial sectors. In 2015, the solar street lighting market for the residential sector accounted for USD 630.8 million, and is expected to witness heavy gains over the coming years. Growing trends of solar buildings, increasing residential projects, cost-effectiveness, and rising energy conservation awareness is expected to drive the residential solar street lighting market demand. The residential SSL market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 22.62% (in terms of volume) over the period of 2016-2024.

Rural electrification programs coupled with government initiatives to regulate greenhouse gas emissions will boost the SSL demand in the commercial sector. The commercial solar street lighting market share is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 20.23% over 2016-2024. Industrial SSL market is expected to reach 2.09 million units by 2024.

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LED and CFLs are the two most popular luminaries being used for the Solar street lighting. The LED solar street lighting market size valued 3.04 million units in 2015, is estimated to expand its share at a CAGR of 20.89% over the coming eight years. Also, owing to the increasing number of solar street lighting projects worldwide, the CFL market will witness significant gains, registering a CAGR of 12.2 % over the timeframe of 2016-2024.

“The global SSL market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 20% over the period of 2016-2024.” The Asia Pacific is estimated to be a major region to promote the SSL market growth over the coming years. India and China are estimated to be the major revenue pockets for the APAC market. It is estimated that over 800 million people in APAC are deprived of grid power supply which fosters the huge demand for lighting solutions across this region. India SSL market size was approximately 22.36 million units in 2015, and is forecast to grow its share at a rate of 19.43% over the tenure of 2016-2024.

The US solar street lighting will also witness noticeable growth over the coming years. Stringent government regulations pertaining to the energy conservation and reducing carbon footprints will drive the preference for non-conventional energy resources over the traditional ones. The US SSL market size is expected to witness a CAGR of 21% over the coming eight years.

Rural areas can be a broad opportunity ground for the industry players, as these areas are the major SSL demand drivers. For instance, Philips, one of the key players in this market, has developed Solar Gen 2, the most cost-effective and efficient solar street lighting solution worldwide. Solar Gen 2 matches the capacity of conventional electricity grid, serving approximately 1.6 billion rural population deprived of electricity. Other notable participants of the SSL market are Solektra International, Omega Solar, Urja Global Ltd, Sunna Design, VERYSOL GmbH, Solar Street Lights USA, and Dragons Breath Solar.

Author NameShikha Sinha

Global Hydrogen generator market share to surpass USD 1.32 billion by 2024

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The vivid growth of industrial hydrogen applications across sectors such as chemical processing, fuel cells, refinery, and petroleum is soon going to result in hydrogen generator turning into a billion-dollar market. According to Global Market Insights, Inc., “The Hydrogen Generator market worth USD 800 million in 2015, is estimated to surpass a revenue of USD 1.32 billion by 2024.” Hydrogen generators are primarily the units installed to produce hydrogen. Depending on the requirements of the industrial process, the hydrogen generator deployment is mainly done either as an onsite generator or a portable generator.

The government initiatives towards a sustainable environment by reducing fuel emissions and dependency on non-renewable energy resources also play a vital role in increasing the hydrogen generator market size. The rising trend of green fuel use across the industrial, commercial, and residential sectors will also heavily boost the industry share. Hydrogen generator offers high operational reliability and is considered to be a convenient and secure hydrogen storage and delivery source free from the hassles of cylinder handling.

U.S Hydrogen Generator Market Size, By Application, 2013-2024 (USD million)

U.S Hydrogen Generator Market Size, By Application, 2013-2024 (USD million)

The expanding automotive industry will bring enormous growth prospects for the overall market. Increasing adoption of electric vehicles is encouraging the growth of hydrogen fuel stations in turn stimulating the market growth. The government is also encouraging the use of electric vehicles over the conventional means of transport owing to the eco-friendliness, reduced fossil fuel dependency, and operational cost-effectiveness of the former. Key automobile manufacturers such as Ford Motors, Nissan, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Toyota, and Tesla Motors are also significantly sharing the electric vehicle business space. It is estimated that the global electric vehicle sale will surpass 7 million units by 2024. This will in turn result in a comprehensive increase in the fuel cell demand. Hydrogen generator application in the fuel cell market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 6% over the period of 2016-2024.

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The refinery industry is another major growth prospect for the hydrogen generator market. It is estimated that the hydrogen consumption in refineries accounts for 12 billion standard cubic feet per day. The demand for hydrogen in the processing of crude oil into refined fuel such as gasoline and diesel and removing the impurities from these fuels are expected to catalyze the application growth. Hydrogen generator application in refineries is forecast to surpass USD 120 million by 2024. The food and beverage industry is also supporting the hydrogen demand owing to its application in removing contaminants such as bacteria and viruses from the food items.

The refinery, oil & gas, and chemical processing industries usually adopt the onsite installation method, which is predicted to dominate the industry with a CAGR of 5% over the timeframe of 2016-2024. Portable hydrogen generators are popular amongst the transportation and construction industries and are estimated to record an annual growth rate of 5.8% over the coming eight years.

“Global hydrogen generator market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5% over the period of 2016-2024.” North America market accounted for USD 300 million in 2015, and is estimated to witness substantial gains over the coming period. The growth can be attributed to the rising demand across power generating plants & refueling stations and growing trend of green fuel across this region. The U.S. and Canada will be the major revenue pockets for the North America hydrogen generator market.

Asia Pacific, primarily led by South Korea and Japan, will also grow significantly over the coming years owing to rising demand across the refinery sector, growth in the petroleum industry, and stringent government regulations across this region. The Asia Pacific market is estimated to register a CAGR of 6% over the period of 2016-2024.

Some of the major players in this market are Linde AG, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Hydrogenics Corporation, Air Liquide SA, McPhy Energy, Airgas Inc., Praxair Inc., and Idro Energy.

                                                     Author NameShikha Sinha