Distributed Generation Market Research Report – Forecast to 2027

Global Distributed Generation Market Research Report: Information by Technology (Geothermal, Solar, Wind, Biogas, Fuel Cells, and Others), Application (On-Grid and On-Grid), End-Use and Regions (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/E&P/4992-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

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Market Scenario


Decentralized generation is a decentralized and relatively flexible technology, where one or more power stations are located close to the load. Each power station approximately has a capacity of about 10 megawatts and these systems can comprise multiple generation and storage points. Distributed generation consists of distributed energy resources, which typically utilize renewable sources. Renewable energy resources include solar, wind, fuel cells, hydro, biogas, bio mass and geothermal power. Decentralized generation can help deliver reliable and clean energy to the users, while minimizing the losses during transmission. Current electricity distribution system worldwide is dominated by centralized system. However, it is estimated that there will be a substantial growth of the global distributed generation market mostly because of the developed economies.


Solar panels have become cost effective and are a major driver for the growth of the global distributed generation market. Additionally, governments around the globe are developing policies to encourage the use of renewable sources of energy, due to their benefits including reduced emissions and energy security. As per the reports from Global Wind Energy Council, there has been a substantial growth in the total wind farms installed globally in 2017. Numerous offshore wind farms that are being developed, majorly contribute to the growth of the global distributed generation market.


Standalone off-grid systems are becoming popular with users as it gives them independence from utility service providers. Off-grid systems are usually cheaper for residents at remote locations in comparison to the costs involved in obtaining a utility service. A major advantage for off-grid users is that they are not subjected to blackouts and increasing rates of electricity. Off-grid systems mostly involve judicious use of energy. However, a few of its disadvantages are the need for regular maintenance and troubleshooting. Another major drawback of standalone off-grid systems is that surplus energy is wasted, whereas in grid tied system all additional energy is sent to the grid.


The global distributed generation market is projected to grow at a high rate during the forecast period, mainly due to the growing demand for clean energy generation and renewable sources of energy. Governments around the world have developed attractive incentives, rewarding the use of renewable sources of energy, which further drives the growth of the global distributed generation market, globally. Global distributed generation market has been segmented based on technology, application, end- use, and region. Based on technology, the market is classified into geothermal, solar, wind, biogas, fuel cells, and others. Solar segment is leading the market and has the largest market share, mainly due to the less cost involved in setting up the system for both, commercial and residential use. Based on application, the market is segmented as off-grid and on- grid. On-grid segment dominates the market in this sector as on-grid systems are very cost effective and simple systems. The global distributed generation market is further segmented based on end-use, including residential, industrial, and commercial segments. Commercial segment of the global distributed generation market is estimated to register the highest growth rate during the forecast period. 


The global distributed generation market is expected to grow at ~10.21% CAGR during the forecast period.


Market Segmentation


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Global Distributed Generation Market


Global distributed generation market is expected to witness substantial growth during the forecast period, as the systems are mainly based on renewable sources of energy. Geothermal plants also contribute to the global distributed generation market, with Europe accounting for the largest market share. Europe has over 100 geo thermal stations installed, which produced about 15 TWh of electrical power in the year 2016. The installed capacity in 2016 was 2.5 GWe and is expected to reach 3 GWe by 2020. North America holds the second largest share in the geothermal segment with over 77 installed plants and an installed capacity of 3,086 MW.  


Key Players


The key players of global Distributed Generation Market are General Electric Company (US), Ansaldo ENergia (Italy), Bloom Energy (US), Schneider Electric SE (France), Caterpillar Inc. (US), Siemens AG (Germany), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,Ltd (Japan), Fuel Cell Energy Inc (US), Cummins Inc (US), and Bergey Windpower (US).



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


The market can grow at a considerable rate of more than 10.21% over the coming years.

The global market for distributed generation shows excellent growth scope and has the potential to gain a better position across the globe by 2023.

The significant companies in the market are Schneider Electric SE (France), Siemens AG (Germany), Bergey Windpower (US), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,Ltd (Japan), General Electric Company (US), Ansaldo ENergia (Italy), Fuel Cell Energy Inc (US), Cummins Inc (US), Caterpillar Inc. (US), Bloom Energy (US), and others.

Solar panels becoming more cost effective, government policies striving to boost the use of renewable sources of energy and development of a number of offshore wind farms are the primary market growth boosters that have been highlighted in the report.

Fuel cells, solar, geothermal, biogas, wind, and others are the main types of technologies have been listed in the report.

Table of content

1 Executive Summary

2 Scope of the Report

2.1 Market Definition

2.2 Scope of the Study

2.2.1 Definition

2.2.2 Research Objective

2.2.3 Assumptions

2.2.4 Limitations

2.3 Research Process

2.3.1 Primary Research

2.3.2 Secondary Research

2.4 Market size Estimation

2.5 Forecast Model

3 Market Landscape

3.1 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

3.1.1 Threat of New Entrants

3.1.2 Bargaining power of buyers

3.1.3 Bargaining power of suppliers

3.1.4 Threat of substitutes

3.1.5 Segment rivalry

3.2 Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

4 Market Dynamics

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Market Drivers

4.3 Market Restraints

4.4 Market Opportunities

4.5 Market Trends

5 Global Distributed Generation Market, By Technology

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Geothermal

5.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

5.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

5.3 Solar

5.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

5.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

5.4 Wind

5.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

5.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

5.5 Biogas

5.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

5.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

5.6 Fuel Cells

5.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

5.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

5.7 Small Hydro

5.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

5.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

5.7 Others

5.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

5.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

6 Global Distributed Generation Market, By Application

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Standalone Off-Grid Systems

6.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

6.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

6.3 Battery Based On-Grid Systems

6.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

6.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

6.4 Battery less On-Grid Systems

6.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

6.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

7 Global Distributed Generation Market, By End-Use

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Residential

7.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

7.3 Industrial

7.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

7.4 Commercial

7.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

8 Global Distributed Generation Market, By Region

8.1 Introduction

8.2 North America

8.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Technology, 2020-2027

8.2.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

8.2.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use, 2020-2027

8.2.5 U.S.

8.2.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.2.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Technology, 2020-2027

8.2.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

8.2.5.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use, 2020-2027

8.2.6 Canada

8.2.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.2.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Technology, 2020-2027

8.2.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

8.2.6.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use, 2020-2027

8.3 Europe

8.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Technology, 2020-2027

8.3.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

8.3.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use, 2020-2027

8.3.5 U.K.

8.3.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.3.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Technology, 2020-2027

8.3.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

8.3.5.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use, 2020-2027

8.3.6 Germany

8.3.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.3.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Technology, 2020-2027

8.3.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

8.3.6.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use, 2020-2027

8.3.7 France

8.3.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.3.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Technology, 2020-2027

8.3.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

8.3.7.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use, 2020-2027

8.3.8 Italy

8.3.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.3.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Technology, 2020-2027

8.3.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

8.3.8.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use, 2020-2027

8.3.9 Rest of Europe

8.3.9.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.3.9.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Technology, 2020-2027

8.3.9.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

8.3.9.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use, 2020-2027

8.4 Asia-Pacific

8.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Technology, 2020-2027

8.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

8.4.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use, 2020-2027

8.4.5 China

8.4.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.4.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Technology, 2020-2027

8.4.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

8.4.5.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use, 2020-2027

8.4.6 Japan

8.4.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.4.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Technology, 2020-2027

8.4.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

8.4.6.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use, 2020-2027

8.4.7 India

8.4.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.4.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Technology, 2020-2027

8.4.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

8.4.7.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use, 2020-2027

8.4.8 Rest of Asia-Pacific

8.4.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.4.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Technology, 2020-2027

8.4.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

8.4.8.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use, 2020-2027

8.5 Rest of the World

8.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Technology, 2020-2027

8.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2020-2027

8.5.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use, 2020-2027

9 Competitive Landscape

10 Company Profile

10.1 General Electric Company (US)

10.1.1 Company Overview

10.1.2 Product/Services Offering

10.1.3 Financial Overview

10.1.4 Key Developments

10.1.5 Strategy

10.1.6 SWOT Analysis

10.2 Ansaldo Energia (Italy)

10.2.1 Company Overview

10.2.2 Product /Services Offering

10.2.3 Financial Overview

10.2.4 Key Developments

10.2.5 Strategy

10.2.6 SWOT Analysis

10.3 Bloom Energy (US)

10.3.1 Company Overview

10.3.2 Product /Services Offering

10.3.3 Financial Overview

10.3.4 Key Developments

10.3.5 Strategy

10.3.6 SWOT Analysis

10.4 Schneider Electric SE (France)

10.4.1 Company Overview

10.4.2 Product /Services Offering

10.4.3 Financial Overview

10.4.4 Key Developments

10.4.5 Strategy

10.4.6 SWOT Analysis

10.5 Caterpillar Inc. (US)

10.5.1 Company Overview

10.5.2 Product /Services Offering

10.5.3 Financial Overview

10.5.4 Key Developments

10.5.5 Strategy

10.5.6 SWOT Analysis

10.6 Siemens AG (Germany)

10.6.1 Company Overview

10.6.2 Product /Services Offering

10.6.3 Financial Overview

10.6.4 Key Developments

10.6.5 Strategy

10.6.6 SWOT Analysis

10.7 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Japan)

10.7.1 Company Overview

10.7.2 Product /Services Offering

10.7.3 Financial Overview

10.7.4 Key Developments

10.7.5 Strategy

10.7.6 SWOT Analysis

10.8 Fuel Cell Energy, Inc. (US)

10.8.1 Company Overview

10.8.2 Product /Services Offering

10.8.3 Financial Overview

10.8.4 Key Developments

10.8.5 Strategy

10.8.6 SWOT Analysis

10.9 Cummins Inc. (US)

10.9.1 Company Overview

10.9.2 Product /Services Offering

10.9.3 Financial Overview

10.9.4 Key Developments

10.9.5 Strategy

10.9.6 SWOT Analysis

10.10 Bergey Windpower (US)

10.10.1 Company Overview

10.10.2 Product /Services Offering

10.10.3 Financial Overview

10.10.4 Key Developments

10.10.5 Strategy

10.10.6 SWOT Analysis

List of Tables

Table 1 Global Distributed Generation Market: By Region, 2020-2027

Table 2 North America Distributed Generation Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 3 Europe Distributed Generation Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 4 Asia-Pacific Distributed Generation Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 5 RoW Distributed Generation Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 6 Global Distributed Generation Market by Technology: By Regions, 2020-2027

Table 7 North America Distributed Generation Market by Technology: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 8 Europe Distributed Generation Market by Technology: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 9 Asia-Pacific Distributed Generation Market by Technology: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 10 RoW Distributed Generation Market by Technology: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 11 Global Distributed Generation Market, by Applications Type, By Regions, 2020-2027

Table 12 North America Distributed Generation Market, by Applications Type, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 13 Europe Distributed Generation Market, by Applications Type, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 14 Asia-Pacific Distributed Generation Market, by Applications Type, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 15 RoW Distributed Generation Market, by Applications Type, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 16 Global Distributed Generation Market, by End-Uses, By Regions, 2020-2027

Table 17 North America Distributed Generation Market, by End-Uses, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 18 Europe Distributed Generation Market, by End-Uses, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 19 Asia-Pacific Distributed Generation Market, by End-Uses, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 20 RoW Distributed Generation Market, by End-Uses, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 21 Global Distributed Generation Market: By Region, 2020-2027

Table 24 North America Distributed Generation Market, By Country

Table 25 North America Distributed Generation Market, by Technology

Table 26 North America Distributed Generation Market, By Application

Table 27 North America Distributed Generation Market, By End-Use

Table 28 Europe: Distributed Generation Market, By Country

Table 29 Europe: Distributed Generation Market, by Technology

Table 30 Europe: Distributed Generation Market, By Application

Table 31 Europe: Distributed Generation Market, By End-Use

Table 32 Asia-Pacific: Distributed Generation Market, By Country

Table 33 Asia-Pacific: Distributed Generation Market, by Technology

Table 34 Asia-Pacific: Distributed Generation Market, By Application

Table 35 Asia-Pacific: Distributed Generation Market, By End-Use

Table 36 RoW: Distributed Generation Market, By Region

Table 37 RoW Distributed Generation Market, by Technology

Table 38 RoW Distributed Generation Market, By Application

Table 39 RoW Distributed Generation Market, By End-Use


List of Figures

FIGURE 1 RESEARCH PROCESS OF MRFR

FIGURE 2 TOP DOWN & BOTTOM UP APPROACH

FIGURE 3 MARKET DYNAMICS

FIGURE 4 IMPACT ANALYSIS: MARKET DRIVERS

FIGURE 5 IMPACT ANALYSIS: MARKET RESTRAINTS

FIGURE 6 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS

FIGURE 7 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS

FIGURE 8 GLOBAL DISTRIBUTED GENERATION MARKET SHARE, BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE, 2020 (%)

FIGURE 9 GLOBAL DISTRIBUTED GENERATION MARKET, TECHNOLOGY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 10 GLOBAL DISTRIBUTED GENERATION MARKETSHARE, BY APPLICATION TYPE, 2020 (%)

FIGURE 11 GLOBAL DISTRIBUTED GENERATION MARKET, BY APPLICATION TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 12 GLOBAL DISTRIBUTED GENERATION MARKET SHARE (%), BY REGION, 2020

FIGURE 13 GLOBAL DISTRIBUTED GENERATION MARKET, BY REGION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 14 NORTH AMERICA DISTRIBUTED GENERATION MARKETSHARE (%), 2020

FIGURE 15 NORTH AMERICA DISTRIBUTED GENERATION MARKETBY COUNTRY, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 16 EUROPE DISTRIBUTED GENERATION MARKETSHARE (%), 2020

FIGURE 17 EUROPE DISTRIBUTED GENERATION MARKETBY COUNTRY, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 18 ASIA-PACIFIC DISTRIBUTED GENERATION MARKETSHARE (%), 2020

FIGURE 19 ASIA-PACIFIC DISTRIBUTED GENERATION MARKETBY COUNTRY, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 20 REST OF THE WORLD DISTRIBUTED GENERATION MARKETSHARE (%), 2020

FIGURE 21 REST OF THE WORLD DISTRIBUTED GENERATION MARKETBY COUNTRY, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)