A new tracker report from Pike Research indicates that nearly 600 energy storage projects have been announced or deployed worldwide, with a surge of new project activity during the past decade.
"Energy storage offers the opportunity to significantly improve the efficiency of the grid at every level," says research analyst Anissa Dehamna. "The energy storage market is dynamic, but still immature where most technologies are concerned. The vast majority of active storage projects are utilizing decades-old pumped hydro storage technologies, but the industry has entered a new period of innovation as a number of market players invest considerable resources to prove emerging technologies such as advanced batteries, compressed air energy storage, flywheels, and thermal storage."
Dehamna adds that the wide variety of technologies, applications, and lead times for installations in this sector can make it difficult for many industry participants to analyze the overall market. Pike Research's tracker aims to identify key market trends on a holistic basis by systematically compiling the available data on all projects around the world including analysis of site, region, size, status, duration, market segment, applications and funding profiles.
Pike Research's "Energy Storage Tracker" provides a comprehensive database of worldwide energy storage projects, including quantitative and qualitative analysis of key trends within the various application and technology segments. The tracker provides key facts and figures for each project including capacity, location, primary and secondary applications, technologies utilized, and investment cost where available.
This blog is focused on trends in battery technology and other types of energy storage that are used for smart grid load leveling and stabilization, and as back-up power for renewable energy sources such as photovoltaics/solar power, hydro and wind energy. Trends in lithium ion batteries, lead-acid, metal-air, NaS (sodium sulfur), ZnBr (zinc-bromine) batteries will be covered, as well as compressed air energy storage (CAES), flywheels, fuel cells and supercapacitors.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Nearly 600 Energy Storage Projects Announced or Deployed
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