December 18, 2009 11:57 ET

Increasing Demand for Electricity Reveals Bright Future for Residential Generators Market

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 18, 2009) - Driven by population and income growth, increasing urbanization and electrification and an increasing dependence on electrical appliances and devices, global residential electric consumption is growing at an electrifying rate: 40% since 2000 in developing nations. However, the generation and supply of electricity in many of these nations has not kept pace with many of these countries experiencing long-term energy shortages as a result of governments' failure to plan for increased levels of electric demand, limitations of investment capital to increase electric generating capacity, and limited fuel availability to power generating plants.

The threat of power outages will unveil a strong and bright future for the residential generators market, according to the latest market research study from SBI, "Residential Generators, 2nd Edition - U.S. Market and World Data." The global market is expected to grow 7% per year from 2010 to 2014 ultimately reaching $9 billion in 2014. Furthermore, worldwide residential engine-generator unit sales will approach nearly 13 million units in 2014.

"Global residential electricity consumption continues to grow in all parts of the world as the number and size of the energy-using appliances in the average household increases," notes Shelley Carr, Publisher of SBI Energy. "Economically developed nations accounted for 64% of the world's residential electricity consumption in 2009. However, residential electricity consumption in the world's developing nations has increased at twice the rate of the developed nations in the past nine years."

"Residential Generators, 2nd Edition - U.S. Market and World Data" provides a discussion of residential generator products and technologies as well as technologies which compete with traditional combustion engine-driven gensets. Global market demand for residential generators is quantified and projections for growth in demand are provided, along with the key factors influencing this growth. The report also provides profiles of 10 residential generator manufacturers. For further information, visit:

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