In 2008, the market of equipment for small-scale power generation showed significant growth rates despite the beginning of recession in economics of the United States and Western Europe which are the traditional markets for this type of equipment.
In Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, the market of power generation equipment has experienced the common world trends and demonstrated growth in all segments.
The key factors underlying the growth rates in the market of small-scale power generation equipment in Russia and Ukraine include the activated implementation of infrastructure-focused projects and, consequently, the need for enhancing reliability of power supply or creating self-sustained sources of energy supply. One more factor is the growth of investment attractiveness of the projects on establishing local power supply facilities.
In the Republic of Belarus, most of the orders for equipment in small-scale power generation area were associated with the projects of different levels funded under the energy saving programs. At the same time, it is assumed that the crisis which has affected economics of the countries evaluated in the report for 2008, will have a considerable negative impact on the structure and dynamics of the market of equipment for small-scale power generation under the conditions of deficient investment resources in the foreseeable future.
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