Large-scale Natural Refrigerant Heat Pump Market by Refrigerants (Ammonia (R717), Carbon Dioxide (R744), Hydrocarbons), Capacity (20-200 kW, 200-500 kW, 500-1,000 kW, above 1,000 kW), End Use (Commercial, Industrial), and region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and South America).
The global Large-scale Natural Refrigerant Heat Pump Market size is projected to reach a CAGR of 12.3% from 2023-2030.
Large-scale natural refrigerant heat pumps are a variety of heat pumps that are highly adopted as natural and environmentally friendly refrigerants measure. These pumps help in alleviating greenhouse gas emissions from air-conditioning, refrigeration, and heat-pumping systems.
With a coefficient of performance (COP) of 3, large-scale heat pumps are expected to produce 520 TWh (terawatt-hours) per year. As a result of the increase, they will be able to better utilize alternative heat sources such as ground-source thermal heat and waste heat from data centers. They can use intermittent renewable electricity at the same time. Growing visibility regarding the efficacy of large-scale natural refrigerant heat pumps in reducing carbon footprint has led to an increase in the adoption of these systems across both industrial and commercial sectors and this is acting as a major growth factor for the market. Additionally, increasing technological advancements in heat pumps are several factors soaring the market demand across the globe.
A heat pump is technically complex equipment. The awareness regarding the energy efficiency, cost efficiency, and environmental benefits associated with heat pumps, as well as technical know-how, are limited among various end users and this is the major factor hindering the growth of the market.
The disruption of the supply chain coupled with a sharp drop in demand in the commercial and industrial sectors has restricted the growth of the refrigerant heat pump market. This was caused largely by the suspension of many large-scale building and renovation projects which were slowed down due to the shrinking experienced by the global economy including service and manufacturing industries during COVID. Post-COVID recovery of the refrigerant heat pump market is expected, being aided by government fiscal incentives.
Large-scale natural refrigerant heat pumps are anticipated to see substantial expansion in the next years due to rising demand for sustainable and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. Because they have less of an adverse effect on the environment and are more sustainable than synthetic refrigerants, natural refrigerants like carbon dioxide and ammonia are becoming more and more popular. There are chances for smaller businesses to serve specialized markets even if the market might be viewed as fairly concentrated with a few giant firms dominating the sector. The market's leading companies are making significant investments in R&D to increase the effectiveness and performance of their products and to create new technologies that can satisfy the rising demand for environmentally friendly heating and cooling options. The large-scale natural refrigerant heat pump industry has a generally promising future, and it is anticipated to expand internationally as more nations implement laws and policies to cut greenhouse gas emissions and encourage the use of natural refrigerants.
North America to Dominate the Market