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Residential Generators, 3rd Edition - U.S. Market and World Data

  • Abstract
    • Report Methodology
    • What You'll Get in This Report
    • How You'll Benefit from This Report
  • Executive Summary
    • Report Overview
      • Product classification and segmentation
        • Table Comparison of Residential Generators by Power Output and U.S. Retail Price, 2011 (Portable/Stationary)
      • Portable generators
      • Stationary generators
      • Market trends and factors
      • Market size and growth
    • Market Definition and Methodology
      • Table Countries in each World Market (North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Africa)
      • Global residential generator set market
      • Alternative Residential Generation Technologies - Nascent Competitive Threats
        • Table Residential Generation Technologies - Comparison in Cost, Efficiency, Requirements, 2011
    • Equipment manufacturer profiles
      • Table Description of Companies Profiled
  • Products and Technologies
    • Introduction
    • Product Classification and Segmentation
      • Table Comparison of Residential Generators by Power Output and U.S. Retail Price, 2011 (Portable/Stationary)
      • Portable Generators
      • Stationary Generators
    • Generator Set Technologies
      • Engine Technologies
      • Other Sound Attenuation Technologies
        • Table Sound Attenuation Technologies for Generator Sets, 2011
      • Power Conversion Technologies
      • Accessory Technologies
    • Competitive Technology Landscape - Renewable and Alternative Energy Technologies for Distributed Generation
      • Table Residential Generation Technologies - Comparison in Cost, Efficiency, Requirements, 2011
      • Microturbines
      • Stirling Engines
      • Fuel Cells
        • Table Fuel Cell Technologies - Residential Application Metrics, 2011
      • Small Wind
      • Photovoltaics (PV)
    • Conclusion
  • Market Trends and Factors
    • Introduction
    • Grid Power Reliability Worldwide - Comparisons and Trends
      • Global Grid Distribution Reliability - Outage Duration and Frequency Indices in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of The World
      • Power Outage Causes - an Analysis of Operational Data in North America and Europe
    • Weather Volatility - Tropical Storm and Hurricane Activity
      • Storm Activity Trends Outside of the North Atlantic
    • Housing Markets Trends and Features
      • U.S. Housing Market
        • Table U.S. Household Home Improvement Expenditure Trends (2006-2011) (% of Households)
      • International Housing Markets
    • Renewable and Alternative Energy Technologies' Role in Residential Generation Markets
      • Table Residential Generation Technologies - Comparison in Cost, Efficiency, Requirements, 2011
      • Table World Electricity Access, 2008
    • Conclusion
  • Market Size and Growth
    • Introduction
    • Market Definition and Methodology
      • Table Countries in each World Market (North America, Latin America and the Caribbean,Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Africa)
    • Global Overview of the Residential Generator Set Market
      • Table Global Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) (Thousands of Units, Gas/Diesel)
      • Table Global Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) ($ millions, Gas/Diesel)
    • North America - Residential Generator Set Market Size and Features
      • Global Weight of the U.S. Market
        • Table U.S. Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) (Thousands of Units, Portable/Stationary)
        • Table U.S. Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) ($ millions, Portable/Stationary)
      • U.S. Consumer Market Demographics for Residential Gensets
        • Table U.S. Adult Portable Genset Ownership and Rental (past 12 months)
      • U.S. Domestic Industry and International Trade
      • Markets in Canada and Mexico
        • Table Canada - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) (Thousands of Units, Portable/Stationary)
        • Table Canada - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) ($ millions, Portable/Stationary)
        • Table Mexico - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) ($ millions, Gas/Diesel)
        • Table Mexico - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) (Units, Gas/Diesel)
    • Asia-Pacific - Residential Generator Set Market Size and Features
      • Table Asia-Pacific - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) (Thousands of Units, Gas/Diesel)
      • Table Asia-Pacific - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) ($ millions, Gas/Diesel)
      • The Japanese Market
        • Table Japan - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) (Units, Gas/Diesel)
        • Table Japan - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) ($ millions, Gas/Diesel)
      • Markets in Australia and the Pacific (New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Minor Islands)
        • Table Australia - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) (Units, Gas/Diesel)
        • Table Australia - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) ($ millions, Gas/Diesel)
      • Major Emerging Markets - China and India
        • Table China - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) (Units, Gas/Diesel)
        • Table China - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) ($ millions, Gas/Diesel)
        • Table India - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) (Units, Gas/Diesel)
        • Table India - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) ($ millions, Gas/Diesel)
    • Europe - Residential Generator Set Market Size and Features
      • Table Western Europe - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) (Thousands of Units, Gas/Diesel)
      • Table Western Europe - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) ($ millions, Gas/Diesel)
      • Table Eastern Europe and Russia - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) (Thousands of Units, Gas/Diesel)
      • Table Eastern Europe and Russia - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) ($ millions, Gas/Diesel)
      • Scandinavian Residential Generation Market
        • Table Scandinavia - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) (Units, Gas/Diesel)
        • Table Scandinavia - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) ($ millions, Gas/Diesel)
      • French Residential Generation Market
        • Table France - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) (Units, Gas/Diesel)
        • Table France - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) ($ millions, Gas/Diesel)
    • Rest of the World - Residential Generator Set Market Size and Features
      • Table Africa - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) (Thousands of Units, Gas/Diesel)
      • Table Africa - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) ($ millions, Gas/Diesel)
      • Table Latin America - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) (Thousands of Units, Gas/Diesel)
      • Table Latin America - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) ($ millions, Gas/Diesel)
      • Table Middle East - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) (Thousands of Units, Gas/Diesel)
      • Table Middle East - Residential Generator Sales (2007-2021) ($ millions, Gas/Diesel)
    • Conclusion
  • Equipment Manufacturer Profiles
    • Introduction
      • Table Description of Companies Profiled
      • Table Selected Industry Leaders in Small Wind, Residential-Scale Fuel Cells, and MicroCHP
    • Briggs & Stratton
      • Table Briggs & Stratton Profile
      • Table Briggs & Stratton Residential Generator Product and Brand Portfolio, 2011
      • Expansion
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Carrier Corporation
      • Table Carrier Corporation Profile
      • Table Carrier North America Home comfort Residential Generator Product and Brand Portfolio, 2011
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Personnel Changes
    • Cummins
      • Table Cummins, Inc. Profile
      • Table Cummins Power Generation Residential Generator Product and Brand Portfolio, 2011
      • Expansion
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Fuji Heavy Industries
      • Table Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. Profile
      • Table Subaru Robin Residential Generator Product and Brand Portfolio, 2011
      • Expansion
      • Outlook
    • Generac
      • Table Generac Profile
      • Table Generac Power Systems Residential Generator Product and Brand Portfolio, 2011
      • Expansion
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Honda
      • Table Honda Motor Corp., Ltd. Profile
      • Table Honda Motor Corporation, Ltd. Residential Generator and Brand Portfolio, 2011
      • Orders and Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Kohler
      • Table Kohler Profile
      • Table Kohler Power Systems Residential Generator Product and Brand Portfolio, 2011
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Orders and Innovation
      • Personnel Changes
    • Loncin
      • Table Loncin Industries Profile
      • Table Loncin General Purpose Engine, Ltd. Residential Generator Product and Brand Portfolio, 2011
      • Expansion
    • MTD Products
      • Table MTD Products Profile
      • Expansion
    • Pramac
      • Table Pramac S.p.A. Profile
      • Table Pramac Group Residential Generator Product and Brand Portfolio, 2011
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • United Power
      • Table United Power Technologies AG Profile
      • Table United Power Residential Generator Product and Brand Portfolio, 2011
      • Expansion
      • Outlook
    • Yamaha
      • Table Yamaha Motor Corporation Profile
      • Table Yamaha Motor Corporation Residential Generator Product and Brand Portfolio, 2011
      • Expansion
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes

Over 1.4 billion households worldwide depend upon grid electricity to deliver safety, comfort and convenience through lighting, communications, refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating. Dependent upon the fail-safe and coordinated operation of power plants (generation), transmission and distribution systems, grid electricity supply is an assumed basic utility of the developed world and a proliferating feature of communities in the developing world. However, power outages and the loss of grid electricity or all-too-common an experience for consumers worldwide. These inevitable disruptions in electricity supply result from generation shortages, grid equipment failure, weather and other natural events. The global generator industry has developed as a result, able to provide consumers with back-up or standby electricity when grid supply is unavailable or inaccessible.

Residential Generator, 3rd Edition – U.S. and World Markets is the third installment of SBI Energy’s series of reports that have chronicled global markets for consumer generators (lower output generators for residential and commercial applications) since 2002. The highly-competitive, billion-dollar U.S. market for residential engine-generator sets (gensets) has ratcheted up in volume on successive consumer demand factors including consumer Y2K anxieties, major regional outage events (landed hurricanes, winter storms, etc.), and the boom and bust of the housing market. Grid instability and weather volatility strongly influence year-to-year consumer demand for potable and standby (stationary) gensets. Fluctuating domestic demand has led prominent U.S. consumer genset suppliers overseas to secondary residential markets in Latin America, Europe and Asia also in play for export-reliant Japanese and Chinese genset manufacturers.

SBI Energy’s latest report provides a review of global and regional residential generator markets in the past ten years, detailed assessments of the U.S. consumer genset industry and residential market, and up-to-date coverage of the latest industry events, including Hurricane Irene. Global market demand for residential generators is quantified and projections for growth in demand are provided. Historical and projected market volumes are provided globally, regionally and for key countries (United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, China and others). Key factors are expertly analyzed: long-term meteorological trends, grid integrity and outage events, competition from emerging alternative and renewable energy technologies, consumer purchasing and property investment trends, and genset purchaser and owner demographics in the United States.

Report Methodology

The data, assessments and analysis provided in Residential Generator, 3rd Edition – U.S. and World Markets is based on primary and secondary research. Primary research included interviews with firms involved in the manufacture, distribution and sales of genset products as well as analysts with insights into the genset industry. Secondary research included the comprehensive review and consolidation of U.S. and foreign trade data, SEC filings from relevant publicly-traded companies, other governmental sources, company literature, other analyst estimations and calculations, and other SBI Energy publications.

What You’ll Get in This Report

Residential Generator, 3rd Edition – U.S. and World Markets contains exclusive insights and projections regarding the future of this market around the world. Readers will benefit from extensive data and unique analysis, presented in easy-to-read and illustrative charts, tables and graphs accompanied by fluid and concise commentary and conclusions.

How You’ll Benefit from This Report

If your company is already doing business in on-site residential generation, or is considering entering the market, you will find this report invaluable. 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 2021.

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.


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