Next Generation Energy Storage Technologies (EST) Market Prospects 2016

May 06, 2016, 09:00 ET from Visiongain Ltd

LONDON, May 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Analysis of Technology Maturity, Performance & Commercialisation of Mechanical (Innovative PHS, AA-CAES, Isothermal CAES & LAES), Chemical (Hydrogen Storage & Fuel Cells), Electrical (SMES) & Electrochemical (Lithium-Air, Lithium-Sulphur, Magnesium-Ion & Zinc-Air Batteries)

Visiongain has established that three of the ten most promising emerging energy storage technologies will reach full commercialisation by 2020. In addition to analysing the drivers and restraints of the emerging EST market, the report provides a detailed analysis of performance, advantages and disadvantages and outlook for every technology considered: Innovative PHS, adiabatic compressed air energy storage, liquid air energy storage, large-scale hydrogen storage systems and hydrogen fuel cells, superconducting magnetic energy storage, lithium-air batteries, lithium-sulphur batteries, magnesium-ion batteries and zinc-air batteries. In addition to a detailed study of each key emerging EST, the report also offers insight into how the performance and outlook of emerging technologies compares to the main commercially mature technologies and what the conditions for the development of emerging technologies are like in the key regional market spaces.

The report is essential reading for stakeholders or anyone interested in the changing dynamics of power networks and the energy storage market. Do not miss an opportunity to get a one-stop review of all emerging EST technologies. Purchasing this report today will help you to recognise important market opportunities and understand the possibilities there.

The report will answer questions such as:
• How is the EST market evolving?
• What are the key next-generation energy storage technologies?
• What are the main applications of energy storage technologies? How do the next generation ESTs fit into the market?
• At what stage of development are the key next-generation technologies? Are there any planned, existing or successful demonstration and pilot projects?
• What key challenges do next-generation energy storage technologies have to

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overcome to become fully commercially viable? Is their development and commercialisation dependant on cost reductions or technological breakthroughs?
• What is the outlook for key emerging energy storage technologies?
• How do the performance characteristics of next-generation ESTs differ from those of established technologies?
• Which companies, organisations and actors are involved with next-generation energy storage technologies?
• What is driving and restraining the development and commercialisation of next-generation energy storage technologies?
• Which market spaces are the most active in the development of next-generation energy storage technologies? How do the conditions for the development and deployment of energy storage technologies differ in key regional markets?

How will you benefit from this report?
• This report you will keep your knowledge base up to speed. Don't get left behind.
• This report will allow you to reinforce strategic decision-making based upon definitive and reliable market data.
• You will learn how to exploit new technological trends.
• You will be able to realise your company's full potential within the market.
• You will better understand the competitive landscape and identify potential new business opportunities and partnerships.

Five reasons why you must order and read this report today: 

1) The report provides a detailed analysis of ten of the most promising emerging energy storage technologies, including information on performance characteristics, key advantages and limitations, intended applications, potential competitors, current uptake and location of demonstration plants and technology developers:
• Innovative pumped hydro storage (PHS)
• Adiabatic and isothermal compressed air energy storage (AA-CAES)
• Liquid air energy storage (LAES)
• Large-scale hydrogen energy storage and hydrogen fuel cells
• Superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES)
• Lithium-air batteries
• Lithium-sulphur batteries
• Magnesium-ion batteries
• Zinc-air batteries
2) The report analyses the outlook for each of the emerging technologies, providing information on expected progression to commercialisation and expected deployment, by focusing on:
• Stage of development and current uptake for early commercial technologies, or existing and planned pilot and demonstration plants
• Performance characteristics
• The ability of each technology to use existing supply chains
• The maturity and safety of the components used by each technology
• Technological limitations, and factors affecting commercial viability
• Any potential associated requirements (e.g. infrastructure)
• The availability of RD&D funding and government support
• The intended applications of the technology and competition from other established and emerging ESTs

3) The report also includes a chapter dedicated to a detailed comparative assessment of emerging and established energy storage technologies, focusing on their:
• Performance characteristics (capacity, round-trip efficiency, lifecycle)
• The maturity and limitations to further development or commercialisation
• Suitability for different types of applications

4) The analysis is underpinned by exclusive interviews with leading experts and technology developers, providing unique insight into the technology development process, planned demonstration plants and expected commercialisation dates:
Gareth Brett from Highview Power
Paul DiRenzo, Jr. from Peak Hour Power
Philippe Bouchard from EoS Energy Storage
• Giw Zanganeh from Airlight Energy

5) The report concludes with an analysis of the leading regional market spaces involved in the development and deployment of emerging energy storage technologies
North America

This independent, 209 page report offers you a unique opportunity to receive a one-stop review of all key emerging energy storage technologies, their capacity, round-trip efficiency, lifecycle, maturity and prospects. With 131 tables and figures examining the emerging EST market space, the report gives you a comprehensive overview of the prospects for emerging technologies PLUS information on key demonstration and pilot projects and expected commercialisation dates. Do not miss an opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of all key emerging energy storage technologies, and their comparison to existing energy storage technologies.

Who should read this report?
• Anyone within the energy storage technologies value chain
• Energy storage technology developers
• Venture capital firms and angel investors interested in energy storage
• CEOs
• COOs
• CIOs
• Business development managers
• Marketing managers
• Technologists
• Suppliers
• Investors
• Banks
• Government agencies
• Contractors
• Transmission and distribution system operators
• Electricity sector utilities
• Operators and owners of CSP plants

Don't miss out
This report is essential reading for you or anyone in the power or energy storage sectors with an interest in energy storage technologies. Purchasing this report today will help you to recognise important market opportunities and understand the possibilities there.

Order the Next Generation Energy Storage Technologies (EST) Market Prospects 2016  report now. We look forward to receiving your order.

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Companies Mentioned in This Report 

ABB Group

A123 Systems

Air Liquide

Air Products

Airbus Defense and Space




Ballard Power Systems


Chubu Electric


Dresser Rand


Eagle Crest Energy


Electric Power Development Co.,



Energias de Portugal


Eos Energy Storage

Fluidic Energy


Furukawa Electric


General Compression

General Electric

General Motors

Grid Logic

Gridflex Energy LLC Principals

Highview Power





Illwerge AG

ITM Power



Magnum Energy Storage



Norsk Hydro

Oxis Energy

Pacific Gas and Electric

Peak Hour Power LLC

Pellion Technologies





Proton Motor

Proton Motor

ReVolt Technology


Siemens Dailmer

Sion Power


Superconductor Technologies




Texas Center for Superconductivity



UTC Power

Valence Technology



ZAF Energy Systems


Other Organisations Mentioned in This Report 

Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)

Brookhaven National Laboratory

California Public Utility Commission (CPUC)

Cambridge University

China Electrical Power Research Initiative (CEPRI)

Companies and organisations to look into

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Electric Vehicle Initiative (EVI)

Electricity Storage Association

European Commission

European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER)

European Parliament

European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA)

European Union (EU)

Fraunhofer Center for Energy Storage

Fraunhofer Institute

German National Research Center for Aeronautics

Germany Federal Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW)

Germany Federal Association of Energy Storage (BVES)

Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)

Hessian Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

High Energy Research Organisation

International Energy Agency (IEA)

Italian Ministry of Economy and Finances

Japan the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER)

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

National Energy Administration (NEA)

Ontario Ministry of Energy

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

REN21 (The Renewable Energy Network for the 21st Century)

Southern California Edison

Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE)

Texas Centre for Superconductivity

Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA)

UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

UK National Grid

United States Department of Energy (DOE).

Universität Magdeburg

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC)

US Energy Information Administration (EIA)

US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO)

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