The global fuel cell energy generating capacity will increase from 45MW in 2002 to almost 16,000MW by 2012 as the market shifts from R&D to commercialization on a worldwide basis, according to a new study from Allied Business Intelligence (ABI), Oyster Bay, N.Y.

“Global Stationary Fuel Cell Markets: A Detailed Analysis of an Emerging Industry,” identifies early potential opportunities in markets that can see deployment from 50W to 30MW in the United States and worldwide. The study also predicts that quality power and industrial power supply markets will enjoy higher growth rates than residential markets.

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