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Solid State (Smart) Transformer Market – Global Forecast & Analysis (2012 – 2020) By Application (Smart Grid, Traction Locomotives, Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, Others), Component (Switches, High frequency Transformers, Converters, Others) & Geography

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: July 2012
Report Code: SE 1237

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The Solid State (Smart) Transformer market is currently in an introductory phase, but in a couple of years, it is expected to experience high growth due to its advantages. Solid state transformer has a capability to operate at higher frequency range. Its physical size and weight ratio to the legacy transformer is more than 1:100. The market segmentation revolves around four major market parameters, namely; components, applications, product, and geography.

The new solid state transformers are quite flexible. They use diodes and transistors and other semiconductor-based devices (power electronics); which, unlike the transistors used in computer chips, are engineered for handling high power levels and happen to be fast switching. In response to signals from home or utility, they can change the voltage and other characteristics of the power they generate. They can put out either DC or AC power, or take in DC and AC power from wind turbines and solar panels and change the frequency and voltage to what is needed for the grid. They have processors and communications’ hardware built in, thereby allowing them to communicate with utility operators, the other smart transformers, and consumers.

The power generation and smart grid applications are the most promising ones for solid state transformers. Size reduction increases the efficiency of the entire power generation system. Since it is a solid state device, better automation and control is possible; this characteristic coincides with the smart grid. Both the applications, along with many others are covered in the report with quantitative and qualitative analysis.

The report entails the market analysis and forecasts related to solid state transformer components and its applications. It also highlights an overview of their growth potential up to 2020.

The report is segmented into four major geographical regions; namely Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. The current and future trends for each region have been analyzed in this report. Porter’s five force model analysis, market share of major players, and competitive landscaping are also included in the report.

The growth of the solid state transformer market is expected to be exponential; in 2020 the market is expected to reach $ 5,043.39 million at a CAGR of 82.3% from 2012 to 2020. Some of the major players in the foray to unleash their products on solid state transformers technology are ABB (Switzerland), Siemens AG (Germany), and Alstom (France). The leading components manufacturing companies in the field of SST technology are CREE Inc (U.S.), STMicroelectronics (U.S.), Infineon Technologies (Germany) and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan).

Scope of the report

This solid state transformer market research report categorizes the global market on the basis of them being used in different products, applications, the components used to manufacture them and geographical analysis; forecasting revenue, and analyzing trends in the market.

Solid State Transformer Market on the basis of products

The product section of the report is explained by first broadly defining conventional transformers and their typesLater, the concept of solid sate transformers is explained with their comparison with the traditional transformers.

Solid State Transformer Market on the basis of application

The application market is segmented into power grid, traction locomotives, electric vehicle charging stations, and others. The traction locomotives application is further divided in to sub-segments. The market trend for these applications is discussed.

Solid State Transformer Market on the basis of geography

  • Americas
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • ROW

Each section will provide market data, market drivers, trends and opportunities, key players, and competitive outlook. It will also provide market tables for covering the sub-segments and micro-markets. In addition, the report provides 20 company profiles covering overview, products & services, financials, strategy, and developments.

Table of Contents

1 INTRODUCTION
  1.1 KEY TAKE-AWAYS
  1.2 REPORT DESCRIPTION
  1.3 MARKETS COVERED
  1.4 STAKEHOLDERS
  1.5 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      1.5.1 MARKET SIZE
      1.5.2 KEY DATA POINTS FROM SECONDARY SOURCES
      1.5.3 KEY DATA POINTS FROM PRIMARY SOURCES
  1.6 ASSUMPTIONS MADE
  1.7 LIST OF COMPANIES COVERED DURING THE REPORT
 
2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
 
3 SOLID STATE TRANSFORMERS-MARKET OVERVIEW
  3.1 MARKET DEFINITION
  3.2 EVOLUTION OF SOLID STATE TRANSFORMER SYSTEM
  3.3 SEGMENTATION OF SOLID STATE TRANSFORMER MARKET
  3.4 APPLICATIONS LIFECYCLE OF SOLID STATE (SMART) TRANSFORMERS
  3.5 VALUE CHAIN
  3.6 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS FOR SOLID STATE TRANSFORMER INDUSTRY
      3.6.1 THREAT FROM NEW ENTRANTS
      3.6.2 THREAT FROM SUBSTITUTES
      3.6.3 DEGREE OF COMPETITION
      3.6.4 BUYERS’ POWER
      3.6.5 SUPPLIERS’ POWER
  3.7 MARKET DYNAMICS
      3.7.1 DRIVERS
            3.7.1.1 Compact size
            3.7.1.2 Flexibility
            3.7.1.3 Power loss reduction
            3.7.1.4 Aging infrastructure (Retrofit market)
      3.7.2 RESTRAINTS
            3.7.2.1 Lack of testing infrastructure
      3.7.3 OPPORTUNITIES
            3.7.3.1 High power transmission
            3.7.3.2 Civil and military aviation applications
  3.8 BURNING ISSUE
      3.8.1 LOW COMMERCIALIZATION
  3.9 WINNING IMPERATIVES
      3.9.1 POWER ELECTRONICS
 
4 GLOBAL SOLID STATE TRANSFORMER MARKET, BY PRODUCT
  4.1 OVERVIEW
  4.2 TRANSFORMERS
      4.2.1 POWER TRANSFORMERS
      4.2.2 DISTRIBUTION TRANSFORMERS
            4.2.2.1 Overhead
            4.2.2.2 Underground
            4.2.2.3 Directly buried
            4.2.2.4 Interior installations
            4.2.2.5 Solid state transformers
 
5 GLOBAL SOLID STATE TRANSFORMER MARKET, BY COMPONENTS
  5.1 INTRODUCTION
  5.2 CONVERTERS
      5.2.1 AC TO DC
      5.2.2 AC TO AC
      5.2.3 DC TO AC
      5.2.4 DC TO DC
  5.3 SWITCHES
      5.3.1 SIC POWER MOSFETS
      5.3.2 POWER DIODES
      5.3.3 IGBT
      5.3.4 SIC POWER THYRISTORS
  5.4 HIGH FREQUENCY TRANSFORMER
  5.5 OTHERS
      5.5.1 HIGH VOLTAGE INDUCTORS
      5.5.2 HIGH VOLTAGE CAPACITORS
      5.5.3 HIGH VOLTAGE RESISTORS
 
6 GLOBAL SOLID STATE TRANSFORMER MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS
  6.1 INTRODUCTION
  6.2 TRACTION LOCOMOTIVES
      6.2.1 ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES
      6.2.2 EMU (ELECTRIC MULTIPLE UNIT)
      6.2.3 HIGH SPEED TRAINS
  6.3 POWER (DISTRIBUTION) GRID
  6.4 ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS
      6.4.1 HOME CHARGING
      6.4.2 SEMI-PUBLIC CHARGING
      6.4.3 PUBLIC CHARGING
  6.5 OTHERS
      6.5.1 SHIPPING AND AVIATION
      6.5.2 RENEWABLE POWER GENERATION
            6.5.2.1 Wind power
            6.5.2.2 Solar power
            6.5.2.3 Tidal power
 
7 GLOBAL SOLID STATE TRANSFORMER MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY
  7.1 INTRODUCTION
  7.2 AMERICAS
      7.2.1 NORTH AMERICA
      7.2.2 SOUTH AMERICA
  7.3 APAC
  7.4 EUROPE
  7.5 ROW
 
8 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
  8.1 COLLABORATIONS/PARTNERSHIPS/AGREEMENTS/JOINT VENTURES/CONTRACTS
  8.2 MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
  8.3 NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
  8.4 OTHERS
 
9 COMPANY PROFILES
  9.1 ABB LIMITED
      9.1.1 OVERVIEW
      9.1.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.1.3 FINANCIALS
      9.1.4 STRATEGY
      9.1.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.2 ALSTOM
      9.2.1 OVERVIEW
      9.2.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.2.3 FINANCIALS
      9.2.4 STRATEGY
      9.2.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.3 AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
      9.3.1 OVERVIEW
      9.3.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.3.3 FINANCIALS
      9.3.4 STRATEGY
  9.4 BOMBARDIER INC.
      9.4.1 OVERVIEW
      9.4.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.4.3 FINANCIALS
      9.4.4 STRATEGY
      9.4.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.5 COOPER POWER SYSTEMS, LLC
      9.5.1 OVERVIEW
      9.5.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.5.3 FINANCIALS
      9.5.4 STRATEGY
      9.5.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.6 CREE INC
      9.6.1 OVERVIEW
      9.6.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.6.3 FINANCIALS
      9.6.4 STRATEGY
      9.6.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.7 DUKE ENERGY
      9.7.1 OVERVIEW
      9.7.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.7.3 FINANCIALS
      9.7.4 STRATEGY
      9.7.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.8 ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
      9.8.1 OVERVIEW
      9.8.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.8.3 FINANCIALS
      9.8.4 STRATEGY
      9.8.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.9 GENERAL ELECTRIC
      9.9.1 OVERVIEW
      9.9.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.9.3 FINANCIALS
      9.9.4 STRATEGY
      9.9.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.10 GRIDCO SYSTEMS
       9.10.1 OVERVIEW
       9.10.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.10.3 FINANCIALS
       9.10.4 STRATEGY
       9.10.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.11 HOWARD INDUSTRIES
       9.11.1 OVERVIEW
       9.11.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.11.3 FINANCIALS
       9.11.4 STRATEGY
       9.11.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.12 INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
       9.12.1 OVERVIEW
       9.12.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.12.3 FINANCIALS
       9.12.4 STRATEGY
       9.12.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.13 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
       9.13.1 OVERVIEW
       9.13.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.13.3 FINANCIALS
       9.13.4 STRATEGY
       9.13.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.14 PLASMA TECHNICS, INC.
       9.14.1 OVERVIEW
       9.14.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.14.3 FINANCIALS
       9.14.4 STRATEGY
       9.14.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.15 SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SA
       9.15.1 OVERVIEW
       9.15.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.15.3 FINANCIALS
       9.15.4 STRATEGY
       9.15.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.16 SELCO PRODUCTS COMPANY
       9.16.1 OVERVIEW
       9.16.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.16.3 FINANCIALS
       9.16.4 STRATEGY
       9.16.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.17 SIEMENS AG
       9.17.1 OVERVIEW
       9.17.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.17.3 FINANCIALS
       9.17.4 STRATEGY
       9.17.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.18 SPX TRANSFORMER SOLUTIONS
       9.18.1 OVERVIEW
       9.18.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.18.3 FINANCIALS
       9.18.4 STRATEGY
       9.18.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.19 STMICROELECTRONICS N.V
       9.19.1 OVERVIEW
       9.19.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.19.3 FINANCIALS
       9.19.4 STRATEGY
       9.19.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.20 VARENTEC INC.
       9.20.1 OVERVIEW
       9.20.2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.20.3 FINANCIALS
       9.20.4 STRATEGY
       9.20.5 DEVELOPMENTS
 
 
LIST OF TABLES
 
TABLE 1 MAJOR COMPANIES COVERED DURING THE REPORT
TABLE 2 GLOBAL SST MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 3 GLOBAL SST MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012 – 2020 (‘000 UNITS)
TABLE 4 POWER LOSSES (TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION LOSSES IN KWH) - WORLD’S TOP 20 COUNTRIES
TABLE 5 ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION LOSSES (% OF OUTPUT) - WORLD’S TOP 20 COUNTRIES
TABLE 6 COMPARISON OF SOLID STATE TRANSFORMER AND A TRADITIONAL TRANSFORMER
TABLE 7 SMART GRIDS: GLOBAL SST TRANSFORMER MARKET, BY COMPONENTS, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 8 HIGH SPEED TRAINS: GLOBAL SST MARKET, BY COMPONENTS, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 9 EVCS: GLOBAL SST MARKET, BY COMPONENTS, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 10 EMU: GLOBAL SST MARKET REVENUE, BY COMPONENTS, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 11 ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES: GLOBAL SST MARKET SHIPMENT, BY COMPONENTS, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 12 EXISTING GLOBAL RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE (IN KMS)
TABLE 13 GLOBAL RAIL ELECTRIFICATION, 2011
TABLE 14 RAIL ELECTRIFICATION, BY REGIONS, 2011 (IN KMS)
TABLE 15 GLOBAL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES MARKET ($MILLION)
TABLE 16 ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES: MARKET SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 – 2020 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 17 ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES: GLOBAL SST MARKET SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 – 2020 (UNITS)
TABLE 18 ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES: GLOBAL SST TRANSFORMER MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 19 GLOBAL EMU MARKET ($MILLION)
TABLE 20 GLOBAL SST MARKET OF ELECTRIC MULTIPLE UNITS, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 – 2020 (UNITS)
TABLE 21 EMU: GLOBAL SST MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 22 HIGH SPEED TRAIN: MARKET SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 – 2020 (UNITS)
TABLE 23 HIGH SPEED TRAINS: GLOBAL SST TRANSFORMER MARKET SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY 2012 – 2020 (UNITS)
TABLE 24 HIGH SPEED TRAINS: GLOBAL SST MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 25 GLOBAL ELECTRICITY TRANSFORMER MARKET, BY TYPE, 2012 – 2020 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 26 GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION TRANSFORMER MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 – 2020 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 27 GLOBAL SMART GRID MARKET, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 28 POWER (DISTRIBUTION) GRID: GLOBAL SST TRANSFORMER MARKET SHIPMENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 – 2020 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 29 POWER (DISTRIBUTION) GRID: GLOBAL SST TRANSFORMER MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 30 ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION
TABLE 31 EVCS: GLOBAL SST MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 – 2020 (UNITS)
TABLE 32 EVCS: GLOBAL SST MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 33 GLOBAL WIND POWER CAPACITY, 2010 – 2011 (MW)
TABLE 34 AMERICAS: SST TRANSFORMER MARKET OF SMART GRIDS, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 35 AMERICAS: SST TRANSFORMER MARKET FOR SMART GRIDS SHIPMENTS, 2012 – 2020 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 36 AMERICAS: SST MARKET FOR HIGH SPEED TRAINS, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 37 AMERICAS: SST MARKET, SHIPMENT OF HIGH SPEED TRAINS, 2012 – 2020 (UNITS)
TABLE 38 AMERICAS: SST MARKET REVENUE OF EMU, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 39 AMERICAS: SST MARKET SHIPMENT OF EMU, 2012 – 2020 (UNITS)
TABLE 40 AMERICAS: SST MARKET, REVENUE OF ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 41 AMERICAS: SST MARKET, SHIPMENTS OF ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES, 2012 – 2020 (UNITS)
TABLE 42 APAC: SST MARKET OF SMART GRIDS, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 43 APAC: SST MARKET OF SMART GRIDS SHIPMENT, 2012 – 2020 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 44 APAC: SST MARKET OF HIGH SPEED TRAINS, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 45 APAC: SST MARKET SHIPMENT OF HIGH SPEED TRAINS, 2012 – 2020 (UNITS)
TABLE 46 APAC: SST MARKET REVENUE OF EVCS, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 47 APAC: SST MARKET SHIPMENT OF EVCS, 2012 – 2020 (UNITS)
TABLE 48 APAC: SST MARKET REVENUE OF EMU, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 49 APAC: SST MARKET SHIPMENT OF EMU, 2012 – 2020 (UNITS)
TABLE 50 APAC: SST MARKET OF ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 51 APAC: SST MARKET OF ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES, 2012 – 2020 (UNITS)
TABLE 52 EUROPE: SST MARKET OF SMART GRIDS, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 53 EUROPE: SST MARKET OF SMART GRIDS, 2012 – 2020 (MILLION UNITS)
TABLE 54 EUROPE: SST MARKET OF HIGH SPEED TRAINS, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 55 EUROPE: SST MARKET OF HIGH SPEED TRAINS, 2012 – 2020 (UNITS)
TABLE 56 EUROPE: SST MARKET REVENUE OF EVCS, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 57 EUROPE: SST MARKET SHIPMENT OF EVCS, 2012 – 2020 (UNITS)
TABLE 58 EUROPE: SST MARKET REVENUE OF EMU, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 59 EMU: SST MARKET IN EUROPE, 2012 – 2020 (UNITS)
TABLE 60 EUROPE: SST MARKET, REVENUE OF ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES, 2012 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 61 EUROPE: SST MARKET, SHIPMENT OF ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES, 2012 – 2020 (UNITS)
TABLE 62 COLLABORATIONS/PARTNERSHIPS/AGREEMENTS/JOINT VENTURES/CONTRACTS, 2010 – 2012
TABLE 63 MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS, 2009 – 2012
TABLE 64 NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS, 2005 – 2012
TABLE 65 OTHERS, 2010 – 2012
TABLE 66 ABB: PRODUCTS & DIVISIONS
TABLE 67 ABB: OVERALL FINANCIALS, 2009 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 68 ABB: REVENUE, BY PRODUCT 2009 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 69 ABB: REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2009 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 70 ALSTOM: OVERALL FINANCIALS, 2009 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 71 ALSTOM: REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2009 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 72 ALSTOM: REVENUE, BY APPLICATION SECTOR, 2009 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 73 AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED: OVERALL FINANCIALS, 2009 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 74 BOMBARDIER INC.: OVERALL FINANCIALS, 2009 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 75 COOPER INDUSTRIES INC.: OVERALL FINANCIALS,2009 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 76 COOPER INDUSTRIES INC.: MARKET REVENUE BY PRODUCT SEGMENTS, 2009 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 77 COOPER INDUSTRIES INC.: REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY, 2009 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 78 CREE INC.: OVERALL FINANCIALS, 2009 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 79 CREE INC.: REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2009 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 80 DUKE ENERGY: OVERALL FINANCIALS, 2009 – 2011 ($BILLION)
TABLE 81 GENERAL ELECTRIC: OVERALL FINANCIALS, 2009 – 2011 ($BILLION)
TABLE 82 GENERAL ELECTRIC: REVENUE, BY OPERATING SEGMENTS, 2009 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 83 GENERAL ELECTRIC: REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2009 – 2011 ($BILLION)
TABLE 84 INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG: OVERALL FINANCIALS, 2009 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 85 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORP.: OVERALL FINANCIALS, 2009 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 86 SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SA: OVERALL FINANCIALS, 2009 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 87 SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SA: REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY, 2009 – 2011 ($BILLION)
TABLE 88 SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SA: REVENUE BY SECTOR, 2009 – 2011 ($BILLION)
TABLE 89 SIEMENS AG: REVENUE AND PROFIT FOR ALL BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2011 ($BILLION)
TABLE 90 SIEMENS AG: REVENUE BY DIVISIONS (ENERGY) ($MILLION)
TABLE 91 SPX TRANSFORMER SOLUTIONS: OVERALL FINANCIALS, 2009 – 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 92 STMICROELECTRONICS N.V: OVERALL FINANCIALS, 2009 – 2011 ($MILLION)
 
 
LIST OF FIGURES
 
FIGURE 1 THE GLOBAL SOLID STATE TRANSFORMER MARKET IS SEGMENTED INTO
FIGURE 2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY TO DERIVE THE MARKET SIZE
FIGURE 3 DATA TRIANGULATION
FIGURE 4 EVOLUTION OF SOLID STATE (SMART) TRANSFORMER
FIGURE 5 MAJOR SEGMENTATION OF SOLID STATE (SMART) TRANSFORMER
FIGURE 6 SEGMENTATION OF SOLID STATE (SMART) TRANSFORMER, BY COMPONENTS
FIGURE 7 SEGMENTATION OF SOLID STATE (SMART) TRANSFORMER, BY APPLICATIONS
FIGURE 8 APPLICATIONS LIFECYCLE OF SOLID STATE TRANSFORMER INDUSTRY LIFECYCLE
FIGURE 9 VALUE CHAIN OF SOLID STATE (SMART) TRANSFORMER
FIGURE 10 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS FOR SOLID STATE TRANsFORMER INDUSTRY
FIGURE 11 IMPACT ANALYSIS OF DRIVERS OF SST
FIGURE 12 GLOBAL ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION, 2011 – 2016 (TWH)
FIGURE 13 IMPACT ANALYSIS OF THE RESTRAINTS
FIGURE 14 A TYPICAL TRANSFORMER
FIGURE 15 APPLICATIONS OF TRANSFORMERS IN A TYPICAL GRID
FIGURE 16 TYPES OF TRANSFORMERS
FIGURE 17 OVERHEAD INSTALLATION OF DISTRIBUTION TRANSFORMERS
FIGURE 18 UNDERGROUND INSTALLATION OF DISTRIBUTION TRANSFORMER
FIGURE 19 DIRECTLY BURIED DISTRIBUTION TRANSFORMERS
FIGURE 20 DISTRIBUTION TRANSFORMER: INTERIOR INSTALLATIONS
FIGURE 21 COMPARISON OF TRADITIONAL TRANSFORMER AND SOLID STATE TRANSFORMER
FIGURE 22 COMPONENTS OF SOLID STATE TRANSFORMERS
FIGURE 23 AC TO DC CONVERSION
FIGURE 24 AC TO AC CONVERSION
FIGURE 25 DC TO AC CONVERSION
FIGURE 26 DC TO DC CONVERSION
FIGURE 27 POWER DIODES: SYMBOL AND CHARACTERISTICS
FIGURE 28 IGBT:SYMBOL AND CHARACTERISTICS
FIGURE 29 HIGH FREQUENCY TRANSFORMER
FIGURE 30 HIGH VOLTAGE INDUCTORS
FIGURE 31 HIGH VOLTAGE CAPACITORS
FIGURE 32 HIGH VOLTAGE RESISTORS
FIGURE 33 APPLICATIONS OF SOLID STATE TRANSFORMERS
FIGURE 34 EXISTING RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE WORLD
FIGURE 35 GLOBAL ELECTRIFICATION BY GEOGRAPHY
FIGURE 36 ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE
FIGURE 37 GLOBAL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES MARKET
FIGURE 38 EMU ( ELECTRIC MULTIPLE UNIT)
FIGURE 39 GLOBAL EMU MARKET
FIGURE 40 A TYPICAL HIGH SPEED TRAIN
FIGURE 41 APPLICATIONS OF SOLID STATE TRANSFORMERS IN A GRID
FIGURE 42 SMART GRID
FIGURE 43 LEVELS OF ELECTRIC CHARGING
FIGURE 44 U.S.: ELECTRIC VEHICLES MARKET, 2010 – 2015
FIGURE 45 WORLDS TOTAL INSTALLED WIND POWER CAPACITY
FIGURE 46 SOUTH AMERICA: TRANSFORMERS MARKET (T&D), 2002 – 2012
FIGURE 47 SST MARKET: NO OF MERGERS & ACQUISITION, 2009 – 2012
FIGURE 48 SST MARKET: NO OF NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS, 2005 – 2012
FIGURE 49 ALSTOM: BUSINESS SEGMENTS

Conventional transformers are single-functional devices generally used to transform the voltage from one level to another, such as stepping it down from the high voltages at which power is transformed to the 120 and 140 volt levels used at homes. The novel solid state transformers are multi-functional devices made up of high-powered semiconductor components, high frequency transformers, and control circuitry, thereby making them able to handle high power levels and fast switching speeds. When software and communication capability is integrated with these devices, they are termed as solid state transformers. Solid state transformers can, not only step up as well as step down AC voltage levels just like the conventional transformers, but also provide several important advantages. These include:

  • Allow two way or bidirectional power flow
  • Input or output AC or DC power
  • Actively change power characteristics such as voltage and frequency levels
  • Improve power quality (reactive power compensation and harmonic filtering)
  • Provide efficient routing of electricity based on communication between utility provider, end user site and other transformers in the network
  • Greatly reduce the physical size and weight of individual transformer packages with equivalent power ratings

Solid state (smart) transformers are a very niche market. Market growth has kicked off in the recent years. More number of prototypes has been developed by research institutes as well as leading transformer manufacturing companies, which have been tested successfully.

The major applications where solid state transformers have a huge potential for growth are power grids, electric vehicle charging stations, and traction locomotives. Loads of developments in developing SST for power grid have taken place recently. Many conferences have already been conducted; where important officials of prominent players in this field have given valuable insights about the technology. Many new ventures have received funding, to come up with efficient smart transformers for smart grid. The SST market for smart grids would pick up momentum in next one or two years as nearly 30-50 companies are involved in the development of this technology for smart grids. Electric vehicle charging is another emerging field where solid state (smart) transformer technology would be used effectively. It is predicted that there will be a huge market for electrical vehicle charging in two years as more than 70,000 has already entered the market. The application of SST technology in traction locomotives would completely revolutionize the railway network. This development would complement the electrification taking place in railways. North America poses as a potential market, as only 1% of its rail routes have been electrified. It is believed that 35% North American rail route will be electrified in next four years.

Taking the geography into consideration, U.S. would be the largest market for solid state (smart) transformers. Smart grids and electric vehicle charging application deploying SSTs, will have a phenomenal market in the U.S. for the next two years. Europe will lead traction locomotives application of SST as the major chunk of testing for solid state traction transformers has happened in Europe, Swiss federal railways, being a noted name in this regard.

Global Solid State (Smart) Transformer Market Segmentation (2012 – 2020)

Solid State Transformer Market

Source: MarketsandMarkets Analysis

The major players in the solid state transformers market include ABB (Switzerland), Siemens AG (Germany), Schneider Electric SA (France), Alstom (France), Avago Technologies Limited (U.S.), Bombardier Inc (Canada) ,Cooper power systems (U.S.), Mitsubishi electric Corporation (Japan) , CREE Inc (U.S.) , Infineon Technologies (Germany), STMicroelectronics (U.S.), SPX Transformers (U.S.), GE (U.S.), Duke energy (U.S.), Plasmatechnics Inc. (U.S.), Selco (U.S.), Varentec (U.S.), and Gridco Systems (U.S.).

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