NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:
The stationary fuel cell industry is growing in terms of megawatts and systems shipped. At the same time, it is going through a deep restructuring, with a number of companies exiting the space and a handful of new entrants appearing. The most notable shift from 2011 to 2012 has been a meaningful set of developments in government policy that will directly influence the future of the fuel cell industry.The uninterruptible power supply (UPS) application segment is marked by collaboration, limited market expansion, and new fuel options. In the combined heat and power (CHP) segment, the key development has been a comprehensive, and painful, restructuring, while for prime power it has been the demand for systems with islanding capability. Pike Research estimates that these trends, along with external factors such as concern about power grid stability in the wake of natural disasters, will drive a significant uptick in the rate of fuel cell adoption that could reach 4.5 gigawatts (GW) by 2017. This Pike Research report provides a comprehensive analysis of developments and market opportunities in the global fuel cell industry, including a focus on the CHP, prime power, and backup power/UPS application segments. The study includes two market forecasts for unit shipments, megawatt shipments, and revenue under constrained and unconstrained growth scenarios, segmented by world region and application segment. The report also profiles 24 active fuel cell system companies in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Key Questions Addressed: • What is the current levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of fuel cell systems?