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Data Center Generators Market Size to Reach $7.08 Billion by 2027, Growth Driven by Rising Large-Scale Data Center Investments – Arizton

According to Arizton’s latest research report, the global data center generator market was valued at $5.10 Billion in 2021 and is projected to reach $7.08 Billion by 2027.

Chicago, 09 Feb. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The data center generators market will grow at a CAGR of 5.62% to reach $7.08 billion by 2027. Some of the major suppliers are ABB, Caterpillar, Cummins, and KOHLER.

Data Center Generator Market Report Scope

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Market size (revenue)

$7.08 billion (2027)

Market size (power capacity)

9719.3MW (2027)


5.62% (2022-2027)

Year of reference


Forecast period


The biggest market

North America

Market segments

System capacity (1-1.5MW, 1.5-3MW and above and equal to 3MW), system (Drups and diesel/gas/bi-fuel), Tier standards (Tier I and II, Tier III and Tier IV) )

Geographical analysis

9 regions and 51 countries

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Key highlights offered in the report:

  • Diesel generators currently dominate the generator market; however, the forecast period will see increased adoption of DRUPS systems, natural gas generators, and fuel cell generators for sustainability and efficiency gains.

  • Infrastructure providers and data center operators are showing increased interest in fuel cell generators. For example, Teledata installed solid oxide fuel cells from Bloom Energy in its Manchester data center.

  • Hydrogen-powered fuel cells are expected to be adopted by data center operators in the coming years. For example, Microsoft has partnered with Ballard Power Systems and Caterpillar to test hydrogen fuel cell backup generators at its Quincy, Washington data center.

  • Data center facilities built with a power capacity of

  • Many infrastructure providers have entered into partnerships to offer modular data center power solutions. For example, Generac offers modular generator systems for data centers, reducing installation space by up to 20%.

  • A consortium of seven organizations including Equinix, Vertiv, InfraPrime, Snam, SOLIDpower, TEC4FUELS Research Center and RISE (Swedish Research Institute) plans to develop a fuel cell platform for data centers as part of the EcoEdge PrimePower project.

Key offers:

  • Market Size and Forecast by Investment | 2021−2027

  • Market Size and Forecast by Power Capacity (MW) | 2021−2027

  • Market Dynamics – Key Trends, Growth Drivers, Restraints and Investment Opportunities

  • Market segmentation – A detailed analysis by system capacity, system, level standards and geography

  • Competitive landscape – 8 key vendors and 17 other vendors

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Data Center Generator MarketMain investors

  • In September 2021, Verizon partnered with Microsoft to launch Verizon 5G Edge with Microsoft Azure Stack Edge, an on-premises private edge computing solution, which will enable customer compute and data storage.

  • In April 2021, ABB partnered with AFC Energy, a UK-based hydrogen generation technology company that designs and develops fuel cells in data centers.

  • In Western Europe, Digital Realty, Equinix, NTT Global Data Centers, Colt Data Center Services, Vantage Data Centers, Iron Mountain and CyrusOne are among the top colocation investors. Some other countries like Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Portugal are also seeing investments.

  • China and the United States are expected to dominate the market for advanced computing capacity, with plans to establish hundreds of such installations by telecommunications and enterprise service providers.

  • Many infrastructure providers have entered into partnerships to offer modular data center solutions. For example, Generac provides modular generator systems for data centers that provide benefits such as power, redundancy, scalability, and security.

Data Center Generator Market – Segmentation

Market segmentation by system capacity

Market segmentation by system

Market segmentation by level of standards

  • Level I and II

  • Level III

  • Level IV

Market segmentation by geography

  • North America

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Chile

    • Mexico

    • Rest of Latin America

  • Western Europe

  • Nordic

    • Sweden

    • Denmark

    • Norway

    • Finland & Iceland

  • Central and Eastern Europe

  • Middle East

  • Africa

    • South Africa

    • Kenya

    • Nigeria

    • Egypt

    • Ethiopia

    • Other African countries

  • APAC

    • China

    • hong kong

    • Australia

    • New Zealand

    • Japan

    • India

    • Taiwan

    • South Korea

    • Rest of APAC

  • South East Asia

Data Center Generator Market Competitive landscape

Caterpillar, Kohler, Generac and Cummins dominate the global data center generator market. The leading vendors in the market have a strong customer base, which is also achieved through relationships with data center operators. Generator set vendors also offer systems fitted with their engines as well as engines manufactured by other vendors such as MTU, Perkins, Mitsubishi, Deutz, Volvo, Iveco and John Deere. Caterpillar, Cummins, Generac, MTU, Mitsubishi and Kohler are vendors offering generator systems with their engines. Strong relationships with engine manufacturers are essential for generator suppliers. The data center generator market includes several pure-play vendors offering diesel, gas and DRUPS systems with capacities up to 3.5 MW.

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Main suppliers

Other Important Suppliers

  • Aggreko

  • Aksa Power Generation

  • Atlas-Copco

  • ausonia

  • enrogens

  • Detroit Diesel


  • Guangzhou Weineng Electromechanical

  • Electric power HITZINGER

  • Inmesol

  • INNIO Group

  • JCB

  • Kirloskar Oil Engines (KOEL)

  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries


  • Perkins Engines

  • Plug hole

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