The market is expected to record a 5.5% annual growth rate or add up to 20,000MW of distributed natural gas capacity per year.
Factors driving market growth include increased investments in gensets, stationary fuel cells and microturbines.
The need for economies to reduce carbon emissions from energy generation will encourage investments in distributed natural gas generation technologies.
Shayne Willette, a research analyst with Navigant Research, said: “As global NG supply continues to increase and prices hover around record lows in parts of the world, these NG-powered technologies are gaining market value and continue to become viable options for distributed power.
“NG gensets have a significantly more established market, whereas SFCs and microturbines have come a long way over the past several decades, but will need continued innovation to decrease system costs.”
Other key study findings include:
- Diesel remains the global leader in distributed power generation.
- Developed nations have the strictest carbon emissions standards.
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