Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) produce electricity by the use of electrochemical conversions wherein fuels including biogas, natural gas, propane hydrogen, and other hydrocarbons are oxidized directly. The global solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) market is predicted to experience robust growth due to the increasing requirement for zero emission energy devices and alternative sources of energy. The strict regulations on emission of carbon such as Carbon Pollution Standards introduced in the U.S. by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will further provide impetus to the growth of the overall market.
This study presents an extensive review of the global solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) market and elaborates on the extent of this market in different regions. The market sizing and forecast have also been presented with an extensive understanding of the factors driving and restraining the growth of this market. The prime players dominant in this market and their key contributions in the growth of the market have also been presented in detail.
Various analysis tools such as SWOT analysis and Porter’s five forces analysis have been employed in order to present an accurate understanding of the overall market. The competitive landscape section of the study provides insights into the prime players in the market. This section also presents a review on the micro and macro factors essential for the already present players and the emerging players looking to penetrate in this market.
Overview of the Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) Market
SOFC refer to the devices that are utilized for the production of electricity by the use of electrochemical conversion. The fuel is oxidized directly within the cell in this type of device, which further makes it simpler to function and enables it to be used anywhere. The technology of SOFC is utilized in a number of areas such as military and transportation operations owing to its portable and smart design.
A number of companies globally are engaged in research and development activities to enhance the class of solid oxide fuel cells. This has further increased the efficiency, stability, and flexibility of solid oxide fuel cells, thus increasing their demand globally. In addition, the low emission and economical cost related with the utilization of solid oxide fuels will positively impact the development of the overall market.
Furthermore, solid oxide fuel cells are poised to be widely utilized for auxiliary and mobile power, thus providing a key growth opportunity in the market. However, soaring operating temperatures may impede the performance of solid oxide fuel cells, thus negatively impacting the development of this market. The soaring costs of catalysts and commercialization and the increasing complexity in the establishment of infrastructure of solid oxide fuel cells will also restrain the growth of the market.
In terms of type, the report segments the global solid oxide fuel cells market into planar solid oxide fuel cells, tubular solid oxide fuel cells, and thin film solid oxide fuel cells. By application, the report categorizes the market into military, transport, portable products, generators, aircrafts, and others. Geographically, the report segments the market into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW).
Key Players in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) Market
The prominent players in the global solid oxide fuel cells market are Adaptive Materials, Inc., Altair Nanotechnologies Inc., The Babcock & Wilcox Co., SOFCpower, Chevron Technology, Delphi Automotive LLP, Protonex, NexTech Materials, Sunfire GmbH, Rolls-Royce plc., DDI Energy Inc., KERAFOL Keramische Folien GmbH, and Point Source Power, Inc. among others.
Major geographies analyzed under this research report are:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World (RoW)
This report gives you access to decisive data such as:
- Market growth drivers
- Factors limiting market growth
- Current market trends
- Market structure
- Market projections for the coming years
Key highlights of this report:
- Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth
- Up-to-date analyses of market trends and technological improvements
- Pin-point analyses of market competition dynamics to offer you a competitive edge
- An analysis of strategies of major competitors
- An array of graphics and SWOT analysis of major industry segments
- Detailed analyses of industry trends
- A well-defined technological growth map with an impact-analysis
- Offers a clear understanding of the competitive landscape and key product segments