Solar Storage 2013

Jan 07, 2013, 13:49 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Solar Storage 2013


This report provides a detailed analysis and forecast of the markets for energy storage for the solar industry with coverage of both the photovoltaics (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) sectors. Opportunities are identified for the full range of storage options including batteries, supercapacitors and mechanical systems.

A lot has happened since NanoMarkets last examined this market. Perhaps most dramatically, small PV installations, which just a year ago would never have considered installing any kind of storage facility are now being pushed into buying batteries because of declining feed-in tariffs (FiTs) and other subsidy reductions. At the same time, utility-scale solar – both PV and CSP – are also adopting strategies for large-scale storage solutions and in some cases such storage is even being mandated by government. Meanwhile, Smart Grid deployment is continuing to drive solar energy storage markets as grids find that they need storage a way of protecting the grid from the variability implicit in all solar generation technologies.

This report also contains discussions of how the leading firms in the energy storage space are adapting their products and product strategies for solar markets. In addition, many examples are also given of solar installations that are using storage in ways that suggest new directions for revenue generation in this sector.

Finally, this report assesses all the currently available storage technologies for the storage of solar generated power and determines how they can fit into solar industry landscape, both now and in the future. The report also quantifies all the major markets for solar-related energy storage in an eight-year market forecast in both volume and value terms. This market forecast is broken out both by technology and the region into which the solar storage products are expected to be sold.


E.1 Declining Solar Subsidies: Excellent News for Solar StorageE.2 Lead-acid batteries: Still the One to Beat, Still A Hard Way to Make MoneyE.3 A Boom for Storage for Utility-Scale PV and CSP?E.4 The New Market for Residential PV StorageE.5 Opportunities in Solar-Power Storage by Type of Storage TechnologyE.6 Firms to Watch in the Solar-Related Storage SectorE.5 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts of Solar-Related Energy StorageE.5.1 Opportunities for Solar-Power Storage by World Region


1.1 Background to this Report

1.1.1 The Changing Storage Needs of the Solar Sector

1.1.2 Recent Evolution of Solar Storage Technology

1.2 Goal and Scope of this Report

1.3 Methodology of this Report

1.3.1 Forecasting Methodology

1.3.2 Data Sources

1.3.3 Alternative Scenarios

1.4 Plan of this Report


2.1 Solar Technology Storage Options Expanding in Number and in Capacity Too2.1.1 Pricing Trends for Solar Energy Storage Technologies2.2 Lead-Acid and Lead-Carbon Batteries2.2.1 Types of Lead-Acid Battery2.2.2 The Transition to Lead-Carbon Batteries2.3 Metal Hydride Batteries2.4 Sodium Sulfur Batteries for the Solar Market2.4.1 Recent Technical Developments in NaS Batteries2.5 Flow Battery Systems and Solar2.5.1 Vanadium Flow Batteries2.5.2 Zinc Bromine and Other Hybrid Flow Batteries2.5.3 Supply Structure for Flow Batteries and Supplier Interest in Solar Applications2.6 Lithium-Ion Batteries for Solar Storage2.6.1 Advantages and Disadvantages of Lithium Ion Batteries in the Solar Market.2.6.2 Solar-Related Technology Evolution for the Lithium Ion Battery2.7 Liquid Metal Batteries2.8 Supercapacitors and Solar2.8.1 Actual and Potential Applications for Supercapacitors in the Solar Sector2.8.2 Supercapacitor Supply Structure and Supplier Interest in Solar Applications2.8.3 Ultrabatteries in Solar2.9 Solar and Mechanical Storage2.9.1 Pumped Hydro-Electric Storage2.9.2 Compressed Air Energy Storage2.9.3 Flywheels2.10 Related and Competitive Technologies and Solutions2.10.1 Smart Grids and Solar Storage2.10.2 FACTS2.10.3 Renewable Integration Management Systems (RIMS)2.11 A Note on Thermal Solar/CSP and Thermal Storage2.11 Key Points Made In this Chapter


3.1 Key Drivers for Storage Purchase in Solar Power Markets

3.1.1 Generation Variability: Periodic Regular and Irregular Variations in Solar Power

3.1.2 Non-Dispatchability: Future Opportunities for Dispatchable Solar

3.1.3 Grid Stability and Reliability in a Solar-Powered World

3.2.4 Regulatory Changes Impacting Solar Storage Markets: Declining FiTs and Mandated Storage

3.2.5 Limitations on Solar As a Market for Energy Storage

3.3 It's an Ill Wind: PV's Troubles May Boost the Market for Storage

3.4 What a Difference a Year Makes: New Batteries for Small PV Installations

3.5 US Markets for Solar Storage

3.5.1 Notable Projects

3.5.2 Eight-Year Forecasts by Type of Technology

3.6 European Markets for Solar Storage

3.6.1 Notable Projects

3.6.2 Eight-Year Forecasts by Type of Technology

3.7 Japanese Markets for Solar Storage

3.7.1 Notable Projects

3.7.2 Eight-Year Forecasts by Type of Technology

3.8 Chinese Markets for Solar Storage

3.8.1 Notable Projects

3.8.2 Eight-Year Forecasts by Type of Technology

3.9 Indian Markets for Solar Storage

3.9.1 Notable Projects

3.9.2 Eight-Year Forecasts by Type of Technology

3.10 Other Markets for Solar Storage

3.9.1 Notable Projects

3.9.2 Eight-Year Forecasts by Type of Technology

3.10 Key Points Made In this Chapter

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