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Global In-pipe Hydro Systems Market: Snapshot

In-pipe hydro systems are relatively easy to set up and do not require additional infrastructure or substantial upfront capital. This has proven highly beneficial to their market. Other factors, serving to boost their uptake are swift pace of urbanization and an equally frantic pace of construction activities, globally. Policy support by governments of both developed and developing nations for renewable energy generation and conservation technologies such as in pipe hydro systems are also serving to catalyze growth in the market.

Restructuring or redesigning of existing pipeline network is also predicted to result in uptake of more in-pipe hydro systems. Incorporating this renewable energy generation technology would up the cost effectiveness of a project by bringing down dependency on grid electricity from the main grid. Leveraging such technologies power needs of many far-flung rural outposts, which are off the main grid, can be resolved. This presents another opportunity to the market.

A report by Transparency Market Research projects the global in-pipe hydro systems market to expand at a 7.2% CAGR from 2017 to 2025. Rising at this rate, the market which was worth US$8.83 mn in 2016 will reach US$ 16.13 mn by 2025.


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Larger Vaults Required for Installation of External Systems Impede their Uptake

Based on the design, the global in-pipe hydro systems market can be bifurcated into internal and external systems. Of them, the internal systems accounted for a lion’s share of 80.0% in the market in 2016. In the years ahead too, the segment is expected to retain its dominant share. The internal systems are installed inside the pipe, therefore its specification depends upon the diameter of the pipe. External systems are installed onto the pipe but they require enclosure vaults. The external pipe hydro system provides greater flexibility in terms of installation, but it needs larger vaults for installation over the pipe. This is serving to hobble growth in their market.

Environmental Concerns in Asia Pacific Drive Impressive Growth in Market

From a geographical standpoint, North America rakes in maximum revenue. By registering an impressive CAGR of 7.2%, the region is expected to gross US$5.41 bn revenue by 2025. This is mainly on account of increasing turbine installations, technological progress, and presence of prominent players in the region. Asia Pacific trails North America, vis-à-vis revenue generation. The region is also expected to clock maximum CAGR of 7.5% from 2017 to 2025 to rake in a probable revenue of US$5.33 bn by 2025. Factors stoking growth in Asia Pacific are increasing concerns about the environment and the subsequent thrust on generating green energy. In addition, the relatively lower cost of in-pipe hydro systems coupled with urbanization and construction is also lending support to the growth in the industry.

In-pipe hydro systems are finding widespread application in industrial water system in the regions of North America, Asia Pacific, and North America.

Europe comes in third in the global in-pipe hydro systems market in terms of revenue generation. The Middle East and Africa and Latin America are anticipated to rise at a tepid pace in the years to come. While the former is slated to clock a CAGR of 5.8% between 2017 and 2027, the latter is slated to clock a CAGR of 5.7% in the same period.

Some of the prominent participants in the global in-pipe hydro systems are Rentricity, Lucid Energy, HS Dynamic Energy, Leviathan Energy, Tecnoturbine, Natel Energy, Hydrospin, and Xinda Green Energy Corp. 

In-pipe Hydro Systems Market - Overview

Owing to their superb design, in-pipe hydro systems are practically suitable to be fitted in almost all existing pipeline networks. Essentially, in-pipe hydro systems are micro turbines that have high pressure heads for natural gravity of flow of water. In-pipe hydro systems transform the energy of flowing water into electrical power that can be used locally or to be sent back to the main grid. Nonetheless, the entire process of in-pipe hydro systems is compatible with existing infrastructure not requiring any type of upgrade. This allows in-pipe hydro systems to be installed in existing pipeline networks, thereby paving way for the growth of in-pipe hydro systems market.

In fact, the restructure or redesign of existing pipeline networks to expand their capacities will create further opportunities in the in-pipe hydro systems market. Importantly, the incorporation of this economically viable systems would increase the cost effectiveness of hydro pipeline, wherein energy generated within could be used locally. This would reduce the dependency on far-off electric grids for operating the system.

In several parts of the world, rampant urbanization and industrialization have led to the need for expansion of water pipeline networks. Also, the massive volume of flow of water for surge in the number of residential buildings, industrial units requires upgrade of obsolete pipeline networks. Consequently, this translates into substantial demand for in-pipe hydro systems.

Asia Pacific is a prominent region in the in-pipe hydro systems market. This is mainly because of rising adoption of green energy methodologies in response to growing environmental concerns associated with the energy sector. Besides this, factors such as low operating cost, growth spurt in the construction sector, and swift pace of urbanization are creating opportunities in the in-pipe hydro systems market of the region. Importantly, growth in the in-pipe hydro systems market of the region is primarily driven by rampant industrialization in China.

Global In-pipe Hydro Systems Market: Overview

This report analyzes and forecasts the market for in-pipe hydro systems at the global and regional level. The market has been forecast based on market share (percentages) and revenue (US$ in Thousands) from 2017 to 2025. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global in-pipe hydro systems market. It also covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on demand for in-pipe hydro systems during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the in-pipe hydro systems market at the global and regional level.

The report comprises a detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global in-pipe hydro systems market. Porter’s Five Forces model for the in-pipe hydro systems market has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape in the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein end-users are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.

The report provides the estimated market size of in-pipe hydro systems for 2016 and forecast for the next nine years. The global market size of in-pipe hydro systems has been provided in terms of market share and revenue. Market numbers have been estimated based on design type, capacity type, and application segment of in-pipe hydro systems market. Market size and forecast for each design types, capacity type, and application have been provided in terms of global and regional markets.

Global In-pipe Hydro Systems Market: Segmentation

The study provides a decisive view of the global in-pipe hydro systems market by segmenting it in terms of design, capacity, and application. These segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for in-pipe hydro systems in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The report also covers demand for individual application segments in all the regions.

Global In-pipe Hydro Systems Market: Competitive Analysis

The study includes profiles of major companies operating in the global in-pipe hydro systems market. Key players include Lucid Energy, Rentricity, Tecnoturbine, Leviathan Energy, Natel Energy, Xinda Green Energy Corp., HS Dynamic Energy, Energy Systems & Design, Hydrospin, & Canyon Hydro. Market players have been profiled in terms of attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments, and SWOT analysis.

Global In-pipe Hydro Systems Market: Research Methodology

In order to compile the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a number of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective, and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants’ insights, and recognizing business opportunities.

Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, and SEC filings, internal and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases, national government documents, statistical databases, and market reports, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market, National government documents, statistical databases, and market reports.

Primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews, and face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment, and sub-segment across geographies. We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators in order to validate the data and analysis. Primary interviews provide firsthand information on market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, and outlook, etc. These help validate and strengthen secondary research findings. These also help develop the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding.

The report segments the global in-pipe hydro systems market as follows:

by Design

  • Internal System
  • External System

by Application

  • Wastewater System
  • Industrial Water System
  • Irrigation System
  • Residential

by Capacity

  • Micro Hydro (5kW-100kW)
  • Pico Hydro (less than 5kW)

by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific

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