Water Turbine Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013-2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018-2028


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Fossil fuel is utilized in the traditional method to produce power. However, fossil fuels comprise non-renewable source of energy and pollute the environment as well. As such, there has been increased pressure to make a shift towards renewable sources of energy. Industries are more and more adopting renewable sources of energy such as wind, solar, and water.  

Based on reaction turbine, global water turbine market has been divided into Francis turbine, Kaplan turbine, Tyson turbine, and Gorglow turbine. 

The Kaplan turbine refers to a propeller-type water turbine that comes with adjustable blades. Viktor Kaplan, an Austrian professor, invented it in 1913. Viktor Kaplan mixed automatically adjusted propeller blades with wicket gates so as to achieve efficiency over a wide gamut of flow and water level. 

Kaplan turbine is based on the principle of axial flow reaction. The water at the inlet of the turbine has both kinetic energy and pressure energy for efficient rotation of the blades in a hydro-power station. 

Applications of Kaplan Turbine are many and those usages fuel the growth of global water turbine market. Uses of Kaplan Turbine are 

  • Kaplan turbines are extensively used across the globe for production of electrical power production.
  • These turbines can work more effectively at both low water head and high flow rates as compared with other types.
  • It is easy to build and is much smaller in size.

There is a surging demand for hydro power plant due to the renewable character of water sources. Furthermore, it is a clean source of energy, which boosts the growth of the global water turbines market due to it its ability to produce pollution-free electricity.

With the intensifying pressure on fossil fuels for fulfilling increasing energy requirement, there has been shift towards renewable energy sources. Industries across the globe are more inclined towards sources such as solar, water and wind. Water turbines convert kinetic energy into mechanical energy to generate electricity. Water turbines being a renewable source provides energy with a lower environmental impact. Water turbine are used for power generation from right from household application to industrial applications. Due to healthy economic growth and expected improvement in living standards of people, developing countries are expected to witness a robust increase in power demand. Due to this increasing power demand and less availability of power from non-renewable energy sources, industries are leaning in the direction of renewable energy sources, this creates a favorable growth environment for water turbine market. There are different types of water turbines such as pelton turbine which are used for high head, low flow power plants and cross flow turbine for high flow. Such features of different turbine according to flow generation endured maximum efficiency at time of power generation.

Water Turbine Market: Market Dynamics


Adaptability of water generated power is raising because of it is a clean energy source i.e. theses energy sources do not contaminate the atmosphere thermal and nuclear power generation plant. One of the major reason behind growing demand of hydro power plant is the renewability of water sources. Government support for power generation through renewable energy sources create less regulated atmosphere in the market driving demand for water turbines. Cost also plays a major role for driving market growth. The electricity generation cost by water turbines is relatively less as when compared with conventional method (by fossil fuels).


Water turbines are censured of impacting lives of underwater bodies i.e. the fish population and also affects the water quality after the installation of the plant. However, these factors are anticipated to have a moderate effect on market growth. Further, Water turbine plants can cause low dissolved oxygen levels in the water, this problem is injurious to riparian habitats. These complications associated with water turbines hamper the water turbine market growth.


The market is expected to witness launch of new products. One such example is hybrid water wind turbines. These are wind turbines that stores water for generation of hydroelectricity. Once the wind stops blowing, the towers acts like batteries and enables water turbine to produce electricity.

Water Turbine Market: Segmentation

Water turbine market can be segmented on the basis of design and application

On the basis of design water turbine market can be segmented as:

Impulse turbine

  • Pelton wheel
  • Turgo
  • Water wheel
  • Jonval turbine
  • Archimedes screw

Reaction turbine

  • Francis turbine
  • Kaplan turbine
  • Tyson turbine
  • Gorglow turbine

On the basis of application water turbine market can be segmented as

  • Power Generation
  • Power Storage
  • Marine
  • Aeronautics

Water Turbine Market: Regional wise-outlook:

Asia pacific is expected to hold major share in water turbine market over the forecast period, owing to the fact that countries of Asia pacific such as India and Bangladesh are agriculture-driven. India and China are major developing economies and estimated to escalate the market in the forthcoming period. The rising demand for renewable energy sources and government regulations in European countries related to environment rises need for clean power generation. North America is estimated to demonstrate a healthy demand due to the favorable incentives offered by the government for the utilization of green solutions.

Water Turbine Market: Market participants:

Some prominent key market participants in water turbine market are:

  • Wärtsilä
  • Alterra Power Corporation
  • Energy Development Corporation
  • Nautilus LLC
  • Canyon Industries, Inc.
  • The James Leffel & Co
  • Toshiba India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Ram Power Corporation
  • Enel Spa
  • Sumitomo Corporation
  • Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd.
  • Calpine Corporation

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