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Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global light electric aircraft market to grow at a CAGR of almost 4% by 2020. The global light electric aircraft market is witnessing stable growth and is expected to grow steadily due to massive investments made in enhancing improving battery capacities and in solar-powered aircraft. One of the latest trends gaining traction in this market is the growing use of fuel cell-powered propulsion. Fuel cells are considered an effective energy-on-demand resource that offers an attractive combination of financial viability, versatility, and energy delivery in an aircraft. The major advantage of fuel cell systems is their capability to be driven by any hydrocarbon. With the increasing adoption of fuel cells as backup power modules, further innovations are likely to take place in aircraft in terms of membranes, electrodes, and electrolytes, leading to more economical light electric aircraft designs.