Microturbines Market Is Expected To Reach USD 523 billion By 2032.

bhagyashri shewale
Published on Sep 08, 2023

Market Summary: The microturbines market had a market value of USD 221 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 523 billion by 2032, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.1% during the forecast period. This growth is primarily attributed to the increasing demand for reliable and efficient power generation systems across various sectors, including data centers, oil & gas, and pharmaceuticals.

Microturbines, small gas turbines capable of generating both heat and power, are gaining popularity for distributed generation due to their compact size and high efficiency. They are particularly well-suited for applications requiring decentralized power generation or where space constraints exist.

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Factors Driving Market Growth:

  1. Oil and Gas Sector: As businesses seek to reduce operating costs and enhance efficiency, the demand for microturbines in the oil and gas sector is rising. Microturbines are used to generate energy and heat for various operations at oil and gas facilities, meeting the need for reliable power generation in these critical processes. Similarly, the pharmaceutical industry is increasingly adopting microturbines for its power generation requirements.
  2. Sustainable Energy Demand: The global push for sustainable energy sources is driving the microturbines market. Microturbines offer flexibility by running on multiple fuels like hydrogen, natural gas, and biogas. The demand for clean energy and the necessity to reduce carbon emissions are expected to boost microturbine usage.
  3. Government Regulations: Government policies and initiatives aimed at reducing carbon emissions and promoting renewable energy sources are propelling the demand for microturbines. For instance, in the United States, the Department of Energy (DOE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promote microturbines as clean energy sources, offering incentives and tax credits to encourage their adoption.

Challenges: Despite the growth prospects, the high initial cost of microturbines compared to other power generation technologies, coupled with a lack of awareness in some regions, may limit market expansion.

Future Prospects: Technological advancements in microturbines, including the integration of Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, are expected to create new growth opportunities. Additionally, the integration of microturbines with smart grids and renewable energy systems will further drive demand.

Government Regulations: Government regulations include minimum energy efficiency standards, emissions standards, and incentives such as tax credits to promote microturbine adoption. The U.S. Department of Energy encourages businesses to optimize microturbine operations and identifies energy efficiency strategies.

Energy Rating Outlook: Microturbines are segmented by power rating into below 50 kW, 50-250 kW, and above 250 kW. The 50-250 kW category is expected to dominate the market due to its suitability for various applications such as data centers, hospitals, universities, and manufacturing facilities.

Market Share Factors: The expansion of the 50-250 kW market is driven by the need for clean and efficient power production solutions. Microturbines excel in this category due to their small size, low emissions, fuel economy, and low noise levels. Government programs promoting renewable energy sources are also fueling this segment's growth.

Power Rating Insights: The sub 50 kW category is expected to grow rapidly due to the rise of microgrids and off-grid power systems. These microgrids provide reliable power generation for remote areas and are gaining popularity. Additionally, the demand for below 50 kW microturbines is expected to increase with the growth of electric vehicles and decentralized charging infrastructure.

Application Outlook: The microturbines market is segmented by application into standby power, combined heat and power (CHP), and others. The CHP segment is expected to experience significant growth due to its ability to simultaneously produce heat and electricity, improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

The standby power market is also expected to expand as microturbines are increasingly used as backup power sources, offering advantages over traditional backup generators.

Other applications include remote power generation, transportation, and military, where microturbines are used for their reliability and efficiency.

Regional Outlook: North America led the global microturbines market in 2021, driven by distributed energy generation regulations and high adoption rates. The United States, with significant natural gas reserves, accounted for a substantial share of this market.

Competitive Landscape: The global microturbines market is highly competitive, with key players employing strategies such as mergers and acquisitions, strategic agreements, product development, and expanding offerings. Major companies in the market include Capstone Turbine Corporation, Ansaldo Energia, FlexEnergy, Bowman Power Group Ltd., Bladon Micro Turbine, and more.

Strategic Developments and New Product Launches:

  • Capstone Turbine Corporation introduced the C200S microturbine, designed for commercial and industrial applications.
  • Ansaldo Energia acquired the Alstom gas turbine and generator business to strengthen its position in the global energy market.
  • FlexEnergy acquired the EWT microturbine product line to enhance its product offerings.
  • Bowman Power Group Ltd. signed a distribution agreement with Sime Darby Industrial to expand its market presence in Southeast Asia.
  • Several companies launched new microturbine models with enhanced features, including integrated heat recovery systems, high efficiency, and low emissions.

Market Segmentation: The global microturbines market is segmented by power rating, application, and region. Power rating categories include below 50 kW, 50-250 kW, and above 250 kW. Application segments encompass combined heat and power (CHP), standby power, and others. The regional scope covers North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.

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