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.
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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:
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."
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.
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