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Global Generator Market in Datacentre 2016-2020

About the Generator Market for Data Centers

Generators convert mechanical energy into electric energy. The source of mechanical energy can vary from internal combustion engine, hand crank, and compressed air, to reciprocating steam engine. Internal combustion engines use diesel, gasoline, propane gas, and natural gas to produce mechanical energy; this energy is converted into electric energy with the help of gensets. Generators are backup devices designed to provide temporary AC or DC power. They can be used as a source of backup or emergency power for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. A typical generator is powered via a fuel engine.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global generator market in data centers to grow at a CAGR of 10.8% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global generator market in data centers for 2016-2020. The market size is calculated based on the demand for generators from data centers worldwide.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Generator Market in Data Centers 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins
  • Generac Power Systems
  • MTU Onsite Energy
  • SDMO
Other prominent vendors
  • Atlas Copco
  • AVK
  • Broadcrown
  • F.G. Wilson
  • GE Energy
  • Himoinsa
  • Kirloskar Oil Engines
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • Perkins
  • Pramac
  • Yanmar
Market driver
  • Increase in power outages
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Increase in carbon emissions
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Construction of green data centers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Generator Market in Data Centers 2016-2020"

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Generator Market in Data Centers: Caterpillar, Cummins, Generac Power Systems, MTU Onsite Energy, and SDMO."

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Atlas Copco, AVK, Broadcrown, F.G. Wilson, GE Energy, Himoinsa, Kirloskar Oil Engines, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Perkins, Pramac, and Yanmar."

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “An emerging trend in this market is the construction of green data centers. Increase in carbon emissions and consumption of electricity through data centers worldwide is creating awareness among enterprises toward the construction of green data center facilities. These facilities help in the operation of energy-efficient IT power and cooling infrastructure, thus reducing electricity consumption and carbon footprint. Advanced technologies and strategies are implemented in a data center to improve its performance. Concepts such as free cooling, use of renewable energy sources, consolidation, and waste recycling are some of the methods implemented in green data centers. Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook are either operating or in the process of constructing green data center facilities. Therefore, the requirement for advanced power management solutions for data centers aids in operating green data center facilities.”"

According to the report, a key growth driver for the global generator market is the increase in power outages. Enterprises require data centers to support operations and address growing business requirements on a local and global scale. Several data centers are already operational worldwide; they are equipped with advanced IT and cooling infrastructure, and although advanced equipment consumes less power than older equipment, growing operational requirements mandate the installation of additional equipment. Therefore, overall power consumption is still relatively high. In the US, data centers consume roughly 2% of the overall electricity generated in the country. This situation is predicted to expand worldwide, even in countries where electricity production is low or erratic."

Further, the report states that one challenge that could hamper market growth is an increase in carbon emissions due to more data centers being constructed globally."

Companies Mentioned

Caterpillar, Cummins, Generac Power Systems, MTU Onsite Energy, SDMO, Atlas Copco, AVK, Broadcrown, F.G. Wilson, GE Energy, Himoinsa, Kirloskar Oil Engines, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Perkins, Pramac, Yanmar.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Legislative regulations and policies controlling generator market
      • Table Legislative policies regulating the diesel generator market in US
      • Table Legislative policies regulating the diesel generator market in Europe
      • Table Evolution of data centers
      • Table Growth of Internet 1984-2015
      • Table Growth of digital media
      • Table Digital data generated by online platforms
      • Table Growth in amount of data generation 2015-2020
    • Generators in data centers
      • Table Equipment required for handling total load in data centers
      • Table Power consumption in data centers in the US 2015 and 2020
      • Table Data center tier levels
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Overview of global generator market in data centers
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global generator market in data centers 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
  • Market Segmentation by power output capacity
    • Global generator market in data centers by power output capacity
      • Table Global generator market in data centers by power output capacity 2015
      • Table Global generator market in data centers by power output capacity 2020
    • Global generator market in data centers by <500 kW power output capacity
      • Table Global generator market in data centers by <500 kW 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global generator market in data centers by 501-1,000 kW power output capacity
      • Table Global generator market in data centers by 501-1,000 kW 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global generator market in data centers by 1,001-3,000 kW power output capacity
      • Table Global generator market in data centers by 1,001-3,000 kW 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global generator market in data centers by >3,000 kW
      • Table Global generator market in data centers by >3,000 kW 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by fuel source
    • Global generator market in data centers by fuel type
      • Table Conventional fuel sources used to power generators in data centers
      • Table Global generator market in data centers by fuel type 2015
      • Table Global generator market in data centers by fuel type 2020
    • Global generator market in data centers by diesel generators
      • Table Global generator market in data centers by diesel generators 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global generator market in data centers by natural gas generators
      • Table Global generator market in data centers by natural gas generators 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global generator market in data centers by geographical segmentation
      • Table Global generator market in data centers by geographical segmentation 2015
      • Table Global generator market in data centers by geographical segmentation 2020
    • Generator market in data centers in the Americas
      • Table Generator market in data centers in the Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Generator market in data centers in EMEA
      • Table Generator market in data centers in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Generator market in data centers in APAC
      • Table Generator market in data centers in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Rise in construction of data centers
      • Table Global data center construction market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Increase in power outages
      • Table Increase in additional cost due to data center outages 2015-2015
    • Power security in case of natural disasters
    • Growing data center power density
    • Battery failure in UPS systems
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Increase in carbon emissions
      • Table Data center carbon emissions 2015-2020 (metric megatons)
    • Growing application of multimode UPS systems
    • Stringent emission norms
      • Table Regulations implemented for diesel generators by US EPA 2007-2017
    • Consolidation of data centers
      • Table Benefits of data center consolidation
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Construction of green data centers
      • Table Global green data center market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Containerized data centers
      • Table Global containerized data center market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Technological advances in generator sets
    • Increased focus on generator rental services
      • Table Global power rental market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Caterpillar
    • Cummins
      • Table Cummins: Generator product portfolio
    • Generac Power Systems
      • Table Generac Power Systems: Generator product portfolio
    • MTU Onsite Energy
      • Table MTU Onsite Energy: Product offerings by 50 Hz
      • Table MTU Onsite Energy: Product offerings by 60 Hz
    • SDMO
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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