Residential Generators, 2nd Edition - U.S. Market and World Data

Jan 1, 2010
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Introduction

Electricity is a basic necessity and is critical for the safety, comfort and convenience of modern households. Widespread use of electronics and information and communications technologies for entertainment and work by residential users has further increased the dependence on electricity. Homes reliant upon grid electricity often experience power failures due to disruptions caused by supply shortages, equipment failure or weather related outages. Residential users are increasingly investing in back-up or standby power generators to provide electricity during such events.

Driven by population and income growth, increasing urbanization and electrification and an increasing dependence on electrical appliances and devices, global residential electric consumption continues to grow. Further, residential demand for electricity in developing nations has grown by over 40% since 2000. However, the generation and supply of electricity in many of these nations has not kept pace. More than eighty countries around the world, including major economies such as India and China, are currently experiencing significant, long-term energy shortages.

In 2009, nearly 9.3 million generators were sold globally for residential applications. Supported by a recovery in the global economy, worldwide residential engine-generator unit sales are expected to grow by 7% per year to nearly 13 million units in 2014. Concurrently, the U.S. market for residential gensets is expected to continue to benefit from consumer desire to insure against utility power failure resulting from an aging infrastructure and increasing climate-related events and approach $1.2 billion in 2014.

Residential Generators, 2nd Edition - U.S. Market and World Data includes a broad review of the global market for residential generators. The report provides a discussion of residential generator products and technologies as well as technologies which compete with traditional combustion engine-driven gensets. Global market demand for residential generators is quantified and projections for growth in demand are provided, along with the key factors influencing this growth. The report also provides profiles of 10 residential generator manufacturers.

Report Methodology

The information in Residential Generators, 2nd Edition - U.S. Market and World Data is based on primary and secondary research. Primary research entailed interviews with firms involved in the manufacture, distribution and sales of generator products, analysts, and consultants to the energy industry to obtain insight into the products, technologies and market factors shaping the industry. Secondary research entailed data gathering from relevant sources, including government and industry publications, company literature and corporate annual reports.

What You’ll Get in This Report

Residential Generators, 2nd Edition - U.S. Market and World Data contains important insights and projections regarding the future of this market around the world. Subscribers will benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.

How You’ll Benefit from This Report

If your company is already doing business in the market for on-site residential power generation, or is considering entering the marketplace, you will find this report invaluable. It provides a comprehensive package of information and insight not offered in any other single source. You will gain a thorough understanding of the current global market for residential engine-generator products and technologies, as well as projected market demand and trends through 2014.

This report will help:

  • Marketing managers understand the market forces shaping the market for residential generators and identify market opportunities.
  • Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives and explore demand for residential power generation products.
  • Business development executives understand the dynamics of the market and identify possible partnerships.
  • Information and research center librarians provide market researchers, product managers, and other colleagues with the vital information they need to do their jobs more effectively.
Chapter 1: Executive Summary
Overview
Products and Technologies
Engine Technology Developments
Power Conversion Technology Developments
Control and Peripheral Technology Developments
Portable Generators
Stationary Generators
Table 1-1: Comparison of Residential Backup Generator Capabilities
Market for Residential Generators
Global Demand 2005-2009
Figure 1-1: Global Residential Generator Units Sold, 2005-2009e (Thousand)
United States Demand 2005-2009
Figure 1-2: United States Residential Generator Units Sold, 2005-2009e (Thousand)
Global Demand 2010-2014
Figure 1-3: Global Residential Generator Units Forecast, 2010-2014 (Thousand)
Figure 1-4: Global Residential Genset Sales Forecast, 2010-2014 ($ Million)
United States Demand 2010-2014
Figure 1-5: U.S. Residential Generator Units Forecast, 2010-2014 (Thousand)
Figure 1-6: U.S. Residential Generator Sales Forecast, 2010-2014 ($ Million)
Market Factors
Market Growth Factors
Figure 1-7: World Population by Economic Region, 2005-2015 (in millions)
Figure 1-8: World Gross Domestic Product by Economic Region, 2005-2015 (in $ billion)
Figure 1-9: World Gross Domestic Product Per Capita by Economic Region, 2005-2015 (in $ billion)
Figure 1-10: World Residential Electricity Consumption by Economic Region, 2005-2015 (in billion kWh)
Figure 1-11: Major Disturbances in Electricity Delivery, 2005-2009 (# disturbances)
Market Limiting Factors
Report Scope
Report Format
Report Methodology
Abbreviations and Definitions
Table 1-2: Abbreviations Utilized in Report


Chapter 2: Products and Technologies
Introduction
Product Classification and Segmentation
Table 2-1: Comparison of Residential Backup Generator Capabilities
Portable Generators
Figure 2-1: Portable Genset, 2009
Stationary Generators
Figure 2-2: Residential Stationary Genset, 2009
Generator Technology
Figure 2-3: Typical Spark Ignited Genset, 2009
Engine Technologies
Spark-Ignited Engines
Figure 2-4: Four-Stroke Internal Combustion Cycle, 2009
Compression Ignited Engines
Developments in Compression Engine Technology
Combustion Chamber Modifications
Sound Attenuation Improvements
Advanced Fuel Systems and Treatments
Digital Control Systems
Emission Treatments
External Combustion Engines
Power Conversion Technologies
Generator/Alternator Technologies
Figure 2-5: Typical Alternator Assembly, 2009
Figure 2-6: Conventional & Permanent Magnet Alternator Form Factors, 2009
I
nverter Technologies
Figure 2-7: Square Wave, Modified Sine Wave & True Sine Wave, 2009
Cycloconverter Technologies
Control and Peripheral Technologies
Transfer Switch Technologies
Safety Features
Convenience Features
Competing Technologies
Microturbines
Figure 2-8: Schematic of Typical Microturbine, 2009
Fuel Cells
Figure 2-9: Schematic of Typical Fuel Cell, 2009
Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells
Proton Exchange Membranes
Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Wind Power
Figure 2-10: Schematic of Typical Wind Turbine, 2009
Photovoltaic Systems
Figure 2-11: Photovoltaic Cells, 2009
Conclusion


Chapter 3: Market Size
Introduction
Market Definition
Figure 3-1: Generator Units by End Use Segment (% units)
Figure 3-2: Generator Power Capacity of Global Units Sold by End Use Segment, 2008 (% capacity)
Commercial and Industrial Use
Residential Use
Table 3-1: Comparison of Residential Backup Generator Capabilities
Portable Generators
Stationary Generators
Market Growth Factors
Global Population Growth
Global Gross Domestic Product Trends
Global Electric Power Demand Trends
Market Limiting Factors
Emissions Regulation
Inherent Product Limitations
Competing Technologies
Market Size
Figure 3-3: Global Residential Generator Units Sold, 2005-2009e (Thousand)
Table 3-2: Global Residential Portable and Stationary Generator Units Sold, 2005-2009e (Thousand)
Figure 3-4: Global Residential Generator Sales Value, 2005-2009e ($ Million)
Table 3-3: Global Residential Portable and Stationary Generator Sales Value, 2005-2009e ($ Million)
United States
Figure 3-5: United States Residential Generator Units Sold, 2005-2009e (Thousand)
Table: 3-4: United States Residential Portable and Stationary Generator Units Sold, 2005-2009e (Thousand)
Figure 3-6: United States Residential Generator Sales Value, 2004-2009e ($ Million)
Table 3-5: United States Residential Portable and Stationary Generator Sales, 2005-2009e ($ Million)
Figure 3-7: Value of U.S. Exports and Imports of Residential Gensets, 2005-2008 ($ Million)
Figure 3-8: Value of U.S. Residential Genset Imports by Country of Origin, 2005 & 2009a (%)
Figure 3-9: Value of U.S. Residential Genset Exports by Region, January 2009-September 2009 (%)
Market Size Forecast 2010-2014
Figure 3-10: Global Residential Generator Units Forecast, 2010-2014 ($ Thousand)
Table 3-6: Global Residential Portable and Stationary Generator Units Forecast, 2010-2014 (Thousand)
Figure 3-11: Global Residential Genset Sales Forecast, 2010-2014 ($ Million)
Table 3-7: Global Residential Portable and Stationary Generator Sales Forecast, 2010-2014 ($ Million)
United States
Figure 3-12: U.S. Residential Generator Units Forecast, 2010-2014 (Thousand)
Table 3-8: U.S. Residential Portable and Stationary Generator Units Forecast, 2010-2014 (Thousand)
Figure 3-13: U.S. Residential Generator Sales Forecast, 2010-2014 ($ Million)
Table 3-9: U.S. Residential Portable and Stationary Generator Sales Forecast, 2010-2014 ($ Million)


Chapter 4: Market Factors
Introduction
Market Growth Factors
Global Population Trends
Table 4-1: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Member Countries, 2009
Figure 4-1: World Population by Economic Region, 2005-2015 (in millions)
Global Gross Domestic Product Trends
Figure 4-2: World Gross Domestic Product by Economic Region, 2005-2015 (in $ billion)
Figure 4-3: World Gross Domestic Product Per Capita by Economic Region, 2005-2015 (in $ billion)
Figure 4-4: Average Per Capita Final Energy Consumption, Selected Developing Economies, 2000 (in kgoe)
Table 4-2: World Electricity Access, 2008
Global Electric Power Demand Trends
Figure 4-5: World Residential Electricity Consumption by Economic Region, 2005-2015 (in billion kWh)
Increasing Dependence on Electricity
Figure 4-6: U.S. Household Electric Appliance Ownership Rates, 1980-2009 (%)
Figure 4-7: U.S. Household Electricity Use by Appliance, 2005 (% consumption)
Table 4-3: Household Electric Appliance and Device Power Requirements (in watts)
Figure 4-8: Change in Energy Consumption of Household Appliances Since 1990 (% change)
Figure 4-9: Average Power Usage of Televisions (in watts)
Figure 4-10: World Residential Electricity Consumption by Economic Region, 2005-2015 (in billion kWh)
Electric Power Supply Constraints
Power Grid Disruptions
Figure 4-11: Major Disturbances in Electricity Delivery, 2005-2009 (# disturbances)
Figure 4-12: North American Power Grid Disruptions by Type, 2005-2009 (# disturbances)
Producer Commercialization Activity
Market Limiting Factors
Emissions Regulation
Table 4-4: Regulated Diesel Engine Emissions, 2009
United States
Table 4-5: United States Non-Road Emissions Regulations Schedule, 2009 (NOx+HC)/CO/PM (g/kW-hr), NOxHC/CO/PM (g/kW-hr)
Table 4-6: Stationary Spark-Ignited Generator Set Emissions Regulations, 2009 (NOx+HC)/CO (g/kWm-hr), NOx/CO/VOC (g/bHP-hr)
Europe
Table 4-7: European Union Non-Road Emissions Regulations Schedule, 2009 (NOx+HC)/CO/PM (g/kW-hr), NOxHC/CO/PM (g/kW-hr)
Asia
Inherent Product Limitations
Safety
Noise
Other Considerations
Competing Technologies
Conclusion


Chapter 5: Participant Profiles
Introduction
Table 5-1: Description of Companies Profiled
Table 5-2: Companies Profiled and Generator Performance Reporting Segments
Briggs & Stratton
Table 5-3: Briggs & Stratton Profile
Corporate Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 5-4: Briggs & Stratton Residential Generator Product and Brand Portfolio, 2009
Performance
Figure 5-1: Briggs and Stratton Power Products Revenues, 2005-2009 ($ million)
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Personnel Changes
Carrier Corporation
Table 5-5: Carrier Corporation Profile
Corporate Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 5-6: Carrier North America Home Comfort Residential Generator Product and Brand Portfolio, 2009
Performance
Figure 5-2: Carrier Corporation Revenues, 2005-2009 ($ billion)
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Personnel Changes
Cummins Engine Co., Incorporated
Table 5-7: Cummins Engine Co., Incorporated Profile
Corporate Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 5-8: Cummins Power Generation Residential Generator Product and Brand Portfolio, 2009
Performance
Figure 5-3: Cummins Engine Co., Incorporated Power Generation Division Revenues, 2005-2009 ($ million)
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Personnel Changes
Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Table 5-9: Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. Profile
Corporate Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 5-10: Subaru Robin Residential Generator Product and Brand Portfolio, 2009
Performance
Figure 5-4: Fuji Heavy Industries Industrial Products Division Revenues, 2005-2009 (¥ billion)
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Personnel Changes
Generac Power Systems
Table 5-11: Generac Power Systems Profile
Corporate Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 5-12: Generac Power Systems Residential Generator Product and Brand Portfolio, 2009
Performance
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Personnel Changes
Honda Motor Corporation, Ltd
Table 5-13: Honda Motor Corporation, Ltd. Profile
Corporate Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 5-14: Honda Motor Corporation, Ltd. Residential Generator Product and Brand Portfolio, 2009
Performance
Figure 5-5: Honda Motor Corporation, Ltd. Power Products Division Revenues, 2005-2009 (¥ billion)
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Personnel Changes
Kohler Company
Table 5-15: Kohler Company Profile
Corporate Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 5-16: Kohler Power Systems Residential Generator Product and Brand Portfolio, 2009
Performance
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Personnel Changes
Pramac Group, S.p.A.
Table 5-17: Pramac Profile
Corporate Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 5-18: Pramac Group Residential Generator Product and Brand Portfolio, 2009
Performance
Figure 5-6: Pramac, S.p.A. Power Division Revenues, 2006-2009e (€ million)
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Personnel Changes
Winco, Incorporated
Table 5-19: Winco, Incorporated Profile
Corporate Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 5-20: Winco, Incorporated Residential Generator Product and Brand Portfolio, 2009
Performance
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Personnel Changes
Yamaha Motor Corporation
Table 5-21: Yamaha Motor Corporation Profile
Corporate Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 5-22: Yamaha Motor Corporation Residential Generator Product and Brand Portfolio, 2009
Performance
Figure 5-7: Yamaha Motor Corporation Power Products Division Revenues, 2005-2009 (¥ billion)
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Personnel Changes


Appendix: Selected Corporate Addresses

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