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Mining equipment market poised to surpass USD 99 billion by 2024, Surface mining equipment to witness massive demand

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Global Mining Equipment Market is witnessing many twists and turns since the past decade with the constant involvement of modern technology to enhance the quality of operation. Machine failure detectors, real-time monitoring, and open pit mining are the some of the hi-tech integrations fueling the smart mining solutions. The growing trend of using multifunction machinery instead of single function counter parts is also expected to positively influence the overall market expansion. As per a report by Global Market Insights, Inc., “Mining equipment market in 2015 generated a revenue of more than USD 69 billion, and is poised to grow lucratively at a CAGR of 4.7% over 2016-2024.”

China Mining Equipment Market size, by application, 2013-2024 (USD Billion)

China Mining Equipment Market size, by application, 2013-2024 (USD Billion)

Another vital factor which is pushing mining equipment industry worldwide is the surging need to extract mines from lower grade ores and to cope with the remote locations. The constant effort by the key market players to address these major issues for enhancing the productivity and overall efficiency has resulted in automation and product innovation.

Metal mining applications to bring lucrative business opportunities for the global industry

Mining equipment industry has observed significant growth in two application sectors-metal mining and coal mining. In 2015, metal mining equipment market surpassed a revenue of USD 29 billion and is anticipated to grow exponentially in the upcoming period with an annual growth rate of 5% over the timespan 2016-2024.The heightening global demand for precious metals especially gold, as it supports the financial, emotional, as well as cultural values of the consumers, is augmenting the industry in metal mining.

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Mining equipment industry from coal mining has also developed over the recent years, in the transition from manually extracting the coal on carts to economical open cut long wall mines. The massive progression can be credited to the rising electricity requirement to feed the growing population.

Surface mining and underground mining are two basic techniques adopted for extraction. Today, surface mining being more predominant, surface mining equipment market has evolved robustly. It had a revenue share of more than 35% of the total volume in 2015 and is slated to show heavy growth at a CAGR of 3.4% over 2016-2024. Rising trend of exploration of untapped resources specially across developing nations is expected to offer ample opportunities to the market over the years ahead.

Mining drills and breakers market will also benefit from the increase in demand for sub surface mining of metals, minerals, and coals with the incorporation of effective hi-tech solutions.

Asia Pacific, driven by China, to witness heavy gains over 2016-2024

Asia Pacific is one of the prominent regions propelling the overall market with a collected revenue of more than USD 40 billion in 2015. Increasing concerns toward worker’s safety, strong demand for energy efficient technologies, and environmental considerations are the key factors driving the China mining equipment industry over the 2016-2024.

Furthermore, the recent market trend of using lease-based equipment is also encouraging industries to use more of advanced machinery. For instance, barcode technology helps in tool tracking, therefore various manufacturers are now incorporating digital barcode in hand tools as well as power tools to favor effective monitoring.

Another niche region driving the market is U.S. Key players in this region are investing continuously on energy efficient techniques, to reduce pollution.  U.S. mining equipment industry is set to cross over USD 11.5 billion by 2024, with a projected CAGR of 3.2% over the period 2016-2024.

Product diversification without increasing the overall cost is the prime focus of the industry participants. Prominent players of mining equipment market include Sandvik, Caterpillar, Atlas Copco, and Joy Global.

Author Name :Satarupa De

Power crises to propel Africa Off Grid Solar Lighting Market: Kenya to dominate the regional landscape over 2016-2024

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High electricity deficit across rural areas of Africa plus escalating requirement for clean energy will stimulate Africa Off Grid Solar Lighting Market expansion. Nearly, 590 million of the African population, encompassing 130 million urban base, are facing power supply problems. As per Global Market Insights, Inc., “Africa Off Grid Solar Lighting Industry revenue is forecast to hit USD 1.4 billion by 2024.” Furthermore, plummeting prices of off grid renewable energy systems, owing to technological innovations and growing economies of scale are predicted to further drive the industry trends. Even today, a major chunk of the African population depends on non-renewable energy sources such as candles and kerosene, which are responsible for greenhouse effects. Thus, growing concerns over fossil fuel emissions causing climatic changes as well as fluctuations in seasonal cycles is forecast to benefit market over the years to come.

Ghana Off Grid Solar Lighting Market Size, by application, 2013-2024 (Million Units)

Ghana Off Grid Solar Lighting Market Size, by application, 2013-2024 (Million Units)

Large Solar Home Systems, Solar Lanterns, and Solar Home Systems are the major products of Africa Off Grid Solar Lighting Industry. Solar Lanterns, which dominated the product landscape in 2015, are predicted to favor Africa Off Grid Solar Lighting market development over the coming years. High urge for inexpensive products and clean energy sources will support the growth. Solar Home Systems are projected to push Africa Off Grid Solar Lighting Market value over the coming seven years, by recording a CAGR of 17% over 2016-2024. High demand for mobiles and smart phones is expected to enhance the popularity of solar home systems.

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Off Grid Solar Lighting Systems find major applications across Residential, Industrial, and Commercial sectors. Residential application, worth USD 240 million in 2015, is projected to elevate Africa off grid solar lighting market revenue over the coming timeframe. Growing awareness about the benefits of solar lights usage over kerosene lamps will fuel the growth. Africa Off grid solar lighting market share in the commercial sector is expected to grow at a rate of 16% over the coming seven years, driven by its rising application across retail outlets to promote their business. Industrial application will hit USD 130 million by 2024, driven by continuous power supply demand for small firms to perform everyday business activities/functions.

Below are the regional trends impacting Africa Off Grid Solar Lighting market over 2016-2024:

  • Rwanda off grid solar lighting industry is projected to record a CAGR of 18% over the coming timeframe, driven by favorable government initiatives along with the presence of many retail stores.
  • Kenya industry, which dominated Africa off grid solar lighting market in 2015, is projected to grow substantially over the next few years. Supportive government policies inclusive of incentives, tax benefits, and subsidies will push the regional share.
  • South Africa off grid solar lighting industry will hit USD 65 million by 2024, owing to enhanced use of large solar home systems.

Market players will try to increase their ROI through product development, product benchmarking, introduction of new technologies, and heavy R&D investments. SunnyMoney, WakaWaka, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Suntech Power, BBOXX Limited, BareFoot Power, Nuru Light, ASE, and D. Light are the major players of Africa Off Grid Solar Lighting Industry.

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Power Transmission Components Market: Strong consumer demand for uninterrupted power supply will drive the industry over 2016-2024

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The transition from traditional power grids to smart grids has fueled Global Power Transmission Components Market drastically in recent years. With the introduction of novel approaches in electric power transfer, the consumer demand for uninterrupted power supply is surging. Electric utility companies across the globe are also investing heavily to address the growing electricity demand. According to Global Market Insights, Inc.,” Power transmission components market having accounted for a revenue over USD 20 billion in 2015, is forecast to grow lucratively at a CAGR of more than 6% over the period 2016-2024.”

Europe Power Transmission Components Market size, by voltage, 2013 – 2024 (USD Bn)
UK Power Transmission Components Market size, by voltage, 2013 - 2024 (USD Bn)

Considering the feasibility, economic factors, and redundancy, market players are focusing on bulk power transmission, which in turn is stimulating the power transmission components industry dynamics. Transmitting bulk power at high voltage level increases the efficiency, as the transmission line resistive losses decreases at high voltages. This has led to an increase in demand for 220 kV and 440 kV power transmission grid components, which cumulatively accounted for 45% of the total volume in 2015.Ultra-high voltage transmission lines, which include voltage level above 660 kV, is also projected to cross over USD 9 billion by 2024.

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Furthermore, major countries (China, UK, U.S, India) implementing microgrid infrastructure to ensure grid security will cater the overall power transmission components market growth.

Three phase high voltage alternating current systems are preferred across numerous sectors due to the abundance of conventional grid infrastructure adoptability and cost effectivity. HVAC power transmission components industry is expected to record a revenue of USD 30 billion over the coming seven years.

HVDC network is adopted for power transmission over very long distances, owing to its high efficiency. In 2017, the U.S. government granted USD 100 million contracts for the renewal of an existing Pacific Intertie HVDC link, which is active since 1970. It is anticipated that HVDC power transmission components industry will grow significantly at an annual rate of 8% over 2016-2024.

Transformer, transmission lines, isolators, relays, circuit breakers, arresters, and transmission towers are the basic components used for power transmission.

The continuous effort by leading companies toward expansion of existing operational power lines is complementing the power transmission components industry growth. For instance, Powergrid Corp. aims to increase inter-regional power transmission capacity up to 72 GW by 2017.

Power transmission components market share from transmission lines is projected to grow substantially at a CAGR of more than 6% over 2016-2024.

Transformers are an integral part of power transmission networks, as they step up the transmitting voltage to reduce the line loss. It is estimated that transformer market revenue contribution toward the overall power transmission components market will cross over USD 2 billion by 2024.

Growing approach towards pragmatic and reliable protection schemes to provide undisturbed power supply will drive the power transmission components market for relays, circuit breakers, lightening arresters, and isolators.

Based on global trends, U.S. power transmission components industry is slated to witness noticeable growth curve at a CAGR 4% over 2016-2024. Several initiatives by the U.S. government toward limiting the transmission losses will propel power transmission components market to prosper in this region.

Europe power transmission components industry is driven by a strong urge for integrated grid network by utilizing renewable energy. With UK being a key revenue contributor, Europe power transmission components market is expected to grow lucratively with an annual growth rate of more than 5% over 2016-2024.

Asia Pacific, with China and India as chief contributors, is also expected to be one of the major revenue generating regions. This robust growth can be attributed to the growing government inclination toward enhancing the existing power lines to meet the surging electricity demand. For instance, the Indian government has recently launched a program named “One Nation-One Grid-One Price” to interweave all the state and central power grid to achieve single tariff system. China power transmission components network will also record a revenue of USD 9 billion by 2024.
The market is fragmented with some of the prominent players being General Electric Company, ABB, Eaton, Siemens, and Emerson. The increasing preference for renewable energy sources over conventional sources fueled by the growing environment concerns is also expected to stimulate the power transmission components industry outlook.

Author Name :Satarupa De

Circuit Breakers market outlook: Uninterrupted power transmission and distribution demand to stimulate industry growth over 2016-2024

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Rising implementation of numerous medium and large capacity renewable energy projects will drive Circuit Breakers Market favorably over the period of 2016 to 2024. According to Global Market Insights, Inc., “Worldwide circuit breakers market having had a revenue of USD 6 billion in 2015, is predicted to grow at a CAGR of more than 7% over the coming years of 2016 to 2024.” The escalating replacement and development activities to enhance the electricity transmission capability across the globe will also generate eye-catching revenue over coming timeframe. Shifting trends toward smart transmissions and distribution network as well as high investment in the development of digital substation will boost circuit breakers industry share notably.

Global Circuit Breakers Market, By Technology, 2014 – 2024 (USD Billion)

Global Circuit Breakers Market, By Technology, 2014 – 2024 (USD Billion)

The prominent end users of circuit breakers market are power distribution and power transmission. The power transmission end-use segment will exhibit a CAGR of more than 5% over the period of 2016 to 2024. The growing concerns regarding power transmission safety will augment the industry growth considerably.

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Based on the voltage level, circuit breakers market is mainly divided into HV, MV, and LV. The HV circuit breakers market will record a CAGR of more than 6% over the coming seven years. The growth can be attributed to the growing investments for the development and improvement of transmission grid infrastructures such as extra high voltage (EHV) and ultra-high voltage (UHV). MV circuit breakers industry is projected to generate a revenue of over USD 4 billion by 2024, owing to its surging demand across industrial and commercial sectors to install compact sized substation.

Oil, air, SF6, and vacuum are few of the technologies based on which circuit breakers market is primarily segmented. SF6 circuit breaker technology market was worth USD 1 billion in 2015 and is anticipated to record an annual growth rate of more than 10% over the period of 2016 to 2024. The growth can be attributed to the rising product demand, owing to significant features such as high dielectric strength and sufficient arc quenching capability. Vacuum based technology will register a CAGR of more than 9% over the coming seven years, due to its surging requirement for the various high and medium voltage substation applications.

Considering the geographical landscape, China circuit breakers market will surpass a revenue of 2 billion by 2024, owing to the numerous on-going renovation and replacement activities of existing transmission and distribution activities. In addition, China Village Electrification Program and China Township Electrification Program will also contribute favorably toward the industry growth.

India circuit breakers industry size is predicted to record an annual growth rate of more than 8% over the coming years of 2016 to 2024. The futuristic electrification mission of the Government like One Nation, One Grid, and One Price will augment the regional share noticeably.

U.S. circuit breakers market was worth USD 1 billion in 2015 and will grow at a CAGR of more than 7% over the coming seven years, primarily driven by the favorable government support to improve the reliability and safety of the distribution and transmission network.

Russian circuit breakers industry share will exhibit an annual growth rate of more than 7% over the period of 2016 to 2024. The growing adoption of smart grid technology will boost the market size considerably.

Industry giants are adopting the growth strategies like mergers & acquisition to strengthen the business space across the globe over the coming timeframe. Key players in circuit breakers market are Siemens, ABB, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Eaton Corporation, GE Power, Mersen, Powell Industries, TE Connectivity, Toshiba, and Schneider Electric.

Author Name :Sunil Hebbalkar

Gas turbine market outlook: Power generation applications to augment the industry growth over 2016-2024

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Global Gas Turbine Market is expected to chart a stable growth graph over the coming seven years, owing to rapid industrialization and rising demand for power generation. Replacements of old coal fired plants with the recent gas-fired technology will be another factor driving the market size. Strict regulatory targets toward limiting greenhouse gas emissions will favor the demand for gas-fired power generation stations, in turn propelling the industry outlook. According to Global Market Insights, Inc., “Gas Turbine Market size is estimated to surpass USD 23 billion by 2024.”

Global gas turbine market size is poised to exceed 120 GW by 2024, as reported by Global Market Insights, Inc. The renewable energy sector, which is a full-fledged market in itself relies on specialized turbines to generate power. The end users of these gas turbines are the oil & gas, aviation, marine, and power generation industries. Power generation is the leading application of gas turbine industry, which is set to exceed 57 GW by 2024, having had over 40% of the total share in 2015.

Global Gas Turbine Market, By Application, 2013 – 2024 (MW)
Global Gas Turbine Market, By Application, 2013 - 2024 (MW)

Rising demand for low-cost, clean, and reliable technologies will boost the industrial applications in this industry. O&G turbine market is also witnessing a significant boost with an y-o-y growth of over 6% between 2016-2024.

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Gas turbine industry based on product type is bifurcated into heavy duty and aeroderivative. The rising demand of aeroderivative gas turbines for medium range capacity (70-300 MW) will showcase a significant boost in the industry trends. Aeroderivative gas turbine market size is estimated to witness a cumulative annual growth rate of over 9% over the period of 2016-2024. In addition, open cycle gas turbine market is expected to witness moderate growth over 2016-2024, owing to its rising preference for high energy and low fuel consumption output.

Increase in onshore and offshore oil & gas drilling activities in UAE will stimulate the gas turbine industry outlook. Saudi Arabia market accounted for revenue over USD 1 billion in 2015, and is estimated to foresee significant growth rate over the coming seven years.

U.K. gas turbine market is estimated to generate demand of over 1 Gigawatt by 2024, owing to increasing replacement in existing coal fired stations.

Initiatives on several electrification programs such as China Township Electrification Program will stimulate the China gas turbine industry share in the coming years. China market is projected to grow at an annual rate of more than 10% over the period of 2016-2024.

U.S. gas turbine market size was 8 GW in 2015 and is projected to register a CAGR above 8% over the period 2016-2024. The regional growth is influenced by the increasing exploration and petroleum extraction activities.

Rapid industrialization and urbanization in India have made it a land of immense potential and opportunities. India gas turbine market is anticipated to register an annual growth rate of 12% over 2016-2024, owing to the rise of numerous private sector investments to improve power generation competence.

Prominent leaders in this industry include Bharat Heavy Electricals, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Solar Turbines, Harbin Electric, General Electric, Zorya-Mashproekt Corporation, Cryostar, Capstone Turbine Manufacturing company, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and Siemens.

Author Name :Ojaswita Kutepatil

PV Inverter Market Outlook: Commercial infrastructure to witness heavy demand over 2016-2024

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Photovoltaic Inverter Market will witness heavy growth over 2016 to 2024, driven by favorable government initiatives and a strict regulatory framework to promote deployment of sustainable energy resources. Monetary assistance along with various supporting schemes such as net metering, feed in tariff, and upcoming projects on renewable energy will further propel industry growth. In 2015, financial incentives and net metering accounted for 78% and 15% of the global photovoltaic inverter market respectively. As per a report by Global Market Insights, Inc., “PV Inverter Market size worth over USD 6 billion in 2015, is projected to exhibit high gains at a CAGR of more than 13% over the period 2016 to 2024.”

U.S. PV Inverter Market share, by application, 2013 – 2024 (MW)
U.S. PV Inverter Market share, by application, 2013 - 2024 (MW)

Surging demand for cleaner and more reliable electricity at affordable price will encourage more solar installation, thereby complementing the PV inverter industry. Growing inclination toward unconventional energy sources for safety and security purpose will favor the market expansion.

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PV inverters find applications in residential complexes, commercial arenas, and utility segments. Residential photovoltaic inverter industry size exceeded a revenue of USD 1,480 million in 2015 and is expected to increase at a CAGR of 12% over the coming seven years. Increasing focus on the decentralization of power generation in emerging nations by electrification programs will have a positive impact on the global market.

Favorable government initiatives to bring down the carbon content and the increasing requirement for uninterrupted power supply will boost the commercial application growth. Commercial applications consumed more than 10 GW power in 2015, and will witness heavy growth in the next seven years.

PV inverter market size in utility application segment was 20 GW in 2015, and is expected to grow substantially in the years to come.

Standalone and on grid photovoltaic inverters are the two types of PV inverters. Strong urge toward off grid electricity clubbed with cost effectiveness of unconventional energy sources is having an assertive influence on the standalone photovoltaic inverter market. It is forecast to cross over USD 6 billion by 2024.  On grid PV inverter market size is estimated to generate a revenue over USD 10 billion, growing at an annual rate of 19% over 2016-2024.

Driven by the government measures toward adoption of renewable energy sources over conventional sources, US photovoltaic inverter market size is expected to record a significant CAGR of 19% over the period of 2026-2024.

Favorable initiatives by the African government to shift the focus toward renewable energy based power production is propelling the South Africa PV inverter market size, which is estimated to reach over USD 37 billion by 2024.

Geographically, China PV inverter industry is projected to remain one of the major regional contributors, with an estimated power generation of 70 GW by 2024. China also planned to implement photovoltaic poverty elevation program for the installation of 10 GW solar panels within four years.

Chile is one of the prominent region driving global PV inverter market. The rising implementation of numerous solar projects and the untapped scope of the renewable energy sector will drive regional growth.

Key players of the industry are KACO Energy Inc., REFUsol, Advanced Energy, Ingeteam, Schneider Electric, ABB, Sungrow Power, Elettronica Santerno, and Huawei Technologies.

Author Name :Satarupa De

Middle East Cable Market Trends: Increasing demand for sustainable power supply to drive regional growth

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Increasing number of construction projects and rising power requirement will fuel Middle East Cable Market. The need to address the large requirement for electricity across the globe has resulted in an increased number of power generation projects. Favorable government initiatives, investments in smart city development in the Middle East, rapid urbanization, tourism, and infrastructural development is also expected to catalyze Middle East cable market growth.

According to Global Market Insights, Inc., “Middle East Cable Industry is anticipated to register a revenue of more than USD 11.98 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 8.4% over 2016-2023.”The rising necessity for replacing old transmission lines for safe transportation is one of the crucial factors to drive revenue. Furthermore, high power consumption across residential areas will lead to the implementation of more power generation projects, which will fuel product demand.

Saudi Arabia cable market size, by product, 2012 – 2023 (USD Million)

Saudi Arabia cable market size, by product, 2012 - 2023 (USD Million)

Middle East cable market size for the UAE was worth USD 1.6 billion in 2015. Increasing industrial applications powered by a surging demand for technologically advanced automated systems is likely to fuel regional growth.

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Middle East cable industry for Saudi Arabia is expected to register a revenue of USD 5 billion by 2023, growing at a healthy CAGR of 9% over the period of 2016-2023. This growth can be primarily attributed to a slew of construction projects, technological innovations, and highly developed infrastructure across the region.

Based on the product trends, Middle East cable market is segmented into low voltage, medium voltage, high voltage, and very high voltage cables. Low voltage cables find applications in low power transmission internal wiring and related electrical issues. Increased power requirement drives the need for automation, which in turn will fuel Middle East cable industry growth.

Low voltage Middle East cable market size was worth more than USD 1.84 billion in 2015, and is projected to be valued at approximately USD 3 billion by 2023. This growth can be primarily credited to the booming construction and real estate sectors.

Medium voltage Middle East cable industry contributed to the highest share in 2015, and is majorly driven by a huge consumer base and increased applications across the railway sector. The target market size is expected to grow at a substantial CAGR of 8% over 2016-2023.

High voltage Middle East cable industry, having accounted for more than 20% of the overall share in 2015, is estimated to record a CAGR of 10.5% over 2016-2023. Growing number of offshore wind projects and rising penetrations across submarine use cases will complement market growth.

Middle East cable industry for industrial applications is slated to grow at a CAGR of 8.5% over 2016 to 2023 and is a highly lucrative application segment.

Increased consumer spending and rapid infrastructural development will be the key factors driving Middle East cable market for commercial applications. Having generated a revenue of USD 3.81 billion in 2015, this industry is projected to witness a surging growth and will continue to be a major contributor in the years to come.

Major industry players include Riyadh Cables, Oman Cables, Elsewedy Electric, Saudi Cables, and Ducab. LS Cable & System, International Wire Group, Belden, Southwire company, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Finolex, Encore Wire, Fujikura, Nexans, The Okonite Company, KEI, General Cable, Furukawa Electric, and Prysmian are other notable participants.

Rising demand for power transmission across the globe has forced companies to stress on the manufacture of high voltage and extra high voltage cables. High profit margin being the prime focus of the companies, the coming years will witness heavy emphasis on vertical integration and investments in R&D as the major growth strategies.

Author NameSaipriya Iyer