Sterling Engine Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Configuration (Alpha, Beta, Gamma), By Application (Submarines, Solar Power Generation, Nuclear Power Plants, Others), By End-user (Marine, Power & Energy, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Mar 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061614473
  • Pages : 140

A Stirling engine is a type of heat engine that generates mechanical work by the periodic compression and expansion of air or other gases between various temperatures. These gadgets can be employed as heat pumps, refrigeration engines, or prime movers. They are also being developed into low-noise, low-pollution vehicle engines, as well as being utilized commercially as cryogenic cooling systems. The Stirling engine is extremely efficient and operates silently. The Stirling engine has various advantages in this regard. Because it accomplishes total combustion, this engine is also environmentally friendly. Its dependability is great due to the simplicity of the technology. It also requires little upkeep. When fuelled by alternative and sustainable energy sources, the Stirling engine operates flawlessly. It is expected to be a suitable answer in

Peak oil and the possibility of rising conventional fuel prices are two factors that are projected to boost the global Stirling engine sector.

The rising need for a low-emissions alternative to IC engines will drive market growth

The fact that Stirling engines have a low-temperature difference that is not present in any other heat engines is one of the key elements contributing to the market value rise for these engines. The environment and human health are harmed by air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from traditional internal combustion engines. Internal combustion (IC) engine alternatives are now in the research, development, and demonstration stages. An extremely clean alternative to IC engines is the Stirling engine. Although created more than 200 years ago, Stirling engines were not commercially successful due to technological limitations. The use of Stirling engines has grown over the past several years as technology has progressed but as a consequence, the engine operates well. Also, the market size for Stirling engines has grown as a result of the rise in demand for renewable energy sources for engines such as solar power energy generation. A Stirling engine that is powered by the sun's temperature gradient which may operate with a slight temperature gradient concentrated solar electricity is more effective. According to the Statistical Review of Global Energy 2022, The capacity of solar energy increased by 226 GW in 2021, nearly matching the record rise of 236 GW achieved in 2020. The generation of solar energy has also increased from 846.2 TWH in 2020 to 1033 TWH in 2021. This shows that the requirement for low-emission alternatives and the use of renewable energy sources for the sterling engine will propel the market growth for the sterling engine market.

The rise in conventional crude oil prices will boost the market sterling engine market

The worldwide Stirling engine market is expected to benefit from the rise in oil prices. According to the World Bank Commodities Price Data 2023, crude prices have also risen by huge a number with the price of 41.3$/bbl. in 2020 to 97.1 $/bbl. in 2022 due to peak oil and climate change, or a rise in the price of conventional fuels. These elements are anticipated to drive up the market for Stirling engines over the evaluation period. According to IEA, In 2021, the average price of oil was $70.91 per barrel, the second-highest level since 2015. In 2021, the price of energy around the globe shot up.

The biggest rise was in oil prices, which increased by over 70% between 2021 and 2020, with Brent or West Texas Intermediate closing the year at about $70 per barrel. The surge in prices will create a shift towards renewable energy sources for engines, thereby propelling the market growth of sterling engines.

During the forecast period, the Asia Pacific is expected to show significant growth.

A sizable portion of the market is accounted for by Asia Pacific, which is being propelled by the swift industrial and commercial expansion occurring throughout growing economies like India and China. Additionally, throughout the projected period, the market is anticipated to benefit from regional government laws that favor energy-efficient power-generating techniques. In December 2022, the nation China just achieved a significant advancement by producing the strongest Stirling engine in the world, for submarine propulsion and power generation. The initial prototype of China's first large-bore Stirling engine, created by the No. 711 Research Institute under the China State Shipbuilding Company Limited (CSSC), completed a performance test recently with success. The prototype was the most potent Stirling engine yet recorded, with a rated output of 320 kilowatts and a power conversion efficiency of 40%. This shows the region is rapidly diverting towards energy-efficient techniques and achieving high goals in this market which will propel the sterling engine market at a rapid pace in the Asia-pacific region.

Market Key Developments.

  • In September 2019, Azelio, Masdar, and Khalifa University of Science and Technology launched a pilot project which aimed in testing and demonstrate Azelio’s Stirling engine system in renewable energy projects that use wind energy, photovoltaic and concentrated solar power for off-grid solutions.

Sterling Engine Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Growth Rate  CAGR during the forecast period
 Base Year  2021
 Forecast Period  2023 – 2028
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered Configuration, Application, End-user, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Azelio, Ametek Inc, Yanmar Holdings Co. ltd, Microgen Engine Corporation, Qnergy, Swedish Stirling AB, Bohm Stirling Technik GmbH, Frauscher Thermal Motors, American Stirling Company
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Configuration
    • Alpha
    • Beta
    • Gamma
  • By Application
    • Submarines
    • Solar Power Generation
    • Nuclear Power Plants
    • Others
  • By End-user
    • Marine
    • Power & Energy
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      •  Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Suadi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Australia
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Market Opportunities

4.4. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.4.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.4.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.4.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.4.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.5. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Alpha

5.3. Beta

5.4. Gamma


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Submarines

6.3. Solar Power Generation

6.4. Nuclear Power Plants

6.5. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Marine

7.3. Power & Energy

7.4. Others


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. USA

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1.  Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. Germany

8.4.2. UK

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Suadi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. South Korea

8.6.4. India

8.6.5. Australia

8.6.6. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


10.1. Azelio

10.2. Ametek Inc

10.3. Yanmar Holdings Co. ltd

10.4. Microgen Engine Corporation

10.5. Qnergy

10.6. Swedish Stirling AB

10.7. Bohm Stirling Technik GmbH

10.8. Frauscher Thermal Motors

10.9. American Stirling Company


Ametek Inc

Yanmar Holdings Co. ltd

Microgen Engine Corporation


Swedish Stirling AB

Bohm Stirling Technik GmbH

Frauscher Thermal Motors

American Stirling Company