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A recent white paper from Navigant Research examines five major trends and the related market forces expected to shape the future of the energy storage industry in 2016 and beyond.
Key Questions Addressed:
- What are the five major trends shaping the global energy storage industry in 2016 and beyond?
- What are the various business models for grid energy storage around the world?
- How will increasing competition shape the energy storage industry?
- What technology trends are affecting the energy storage industry?
- How will the rapidly increasing rate of deployments affect the energy storage industry?
In the next 3-5 years, the storage industry is positioned to truly scale and echo the explosive growth seen in the solar PV industry. Incremental improvements in energy storage technologies, developments in regional regulatory and market drivers, and emerging business models are poised to make energy storage a growing and viable part of the electricity grid. According to a recent report from @NavigantRSRCH, energy storage-enabled applications are poised to disrupt energy markets.
“New players will be able to offer a suite of solutions that promote connected homes and robust energy options,” says Anissa Dehamna, principal research analyst with Navigant Research. “Evolving business models call for utilities to become more agile and not only address the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity, but also focus more on grid services and develop customer-friendly solutions.”
The distributed energy resources sector on both the utility and customer sides of the meter will continue to create new opportunities for energy storage-enabled applications, according to the report. IT, telecommunications, and consumer product companies will continue to present a disruptive threat to utilities given their focus to date on energy and smart grid applications and their ability to extract value from data and customer relationships.
The white paper, Five Trends for Energy Storage in 2016 and Beyond, This Navigant Research white paper presents the top five trends for the energy storage industry in 2016 and beyond. The report examines some of the major market issues driving investment in energy storage around the world and how various stakeholders are adapting to the changing market. Each of the topics in this white paper is examined more deeply in research reports and ongoing research from Navigant Research’s Grid-Tied Energy Storage and Advanced Batteries Research Services. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.
About Navigant Research
Navigant Research, the dedicated research arm of Navigant, provides market research and bench marking services for rapidly changing and often highly regulated industries. In the energy sector, Navigant Research focuses on in-depth analysis and reporting about global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of the Energy Technologies, Utility Transformations, Transportation Efficiencies, and Buildings Innovations sectors. Additional information about Navigant Research can be found at www.navigantresearch.com.