US & Global Residential Generators Market Study by SBI

25 Jan 2012 • by Natalie Aster

The global market for residential generators referenced in this section is segmented according to the major product categories of spark ignition and compression ignition engine generator sets. Spark ignition and compression ignition gensets are referred to in this chapter as gas and diesel gensets respectively due to their predominant consumption of gasoline/natural gas/other refined fossil fuels or diesel fuel. Gas and diesel gensets represent the most relevant categories for international markets. Stationary gensets represent a small share of the market with few purchasers outside of affluent households and high-end urban housing.

Market volumes in terms of value presented in this report are wholesale or manufacturer-level sales from manufacturers to distributors and retailers. Total consumer expenditures on portable and stationary gensets exceed market volumes on account of distributor, retailer and reseller cost-price margins.

According to the report “Residential Generators, 3rd Edition - U.S. Market and World Data” by SBI, market volumes presented by country and world market represent the closest approximations of manufacturer sales to distributors and retailers responsible for supplying consumer (residential) markets. Market sizes represent the share of portable and stationary gensets supplied to retail channels to meet residential end user demand. Residential end uses for portable and stationary gensets worldwide include:

  • Standby, back-up or emergency power generation for households;
  • Off-grid power generation and rural electrification of communities and residences;
  • Consumer purchases of gensets to power tools and equipment used for home and property improvement or to operate a household business.

Report Details:

Residential Generators, 3rd Edition - U.S. Market and World Data
Published: January 2012
Pages: 195
Price: US$ 4.950,00

Market volume and growth trend approximations and calculations were derived from import and export statistics, company literature and earnings reports, third-party reporting on genset demand and industries, and interviews conducted with personnel and executives of leading genset manufacturers worldwide. Compiled shipments data was cross-referenced with market metrics including grid power reliability, average household energy consumption, average household income, and country and regional household characteristics. Calculations and conclusions arrived at in the production of this report were referenced with prior SBI Energy analyst coverage of U.S. and global residential generator set markets.

More information can be found in the report “Residential Generators, 3rd Edition - U.S. Market and World Data” by SBI.

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