Energy storage plays a crucial role in integrating renewable energy sources and enhancing the resilience and emergency response capabilities of power supply systems. By storing the surplus energy generated during peak periods and releasing it when needed, energy storage systems allow for effective utilisation and decentralised production of renewable energy such as wind and solar power, while ensuring grid stability and reliable power supply at lower costs.
The global momentum towards energy efficiency and decarbonisation, grid modernisation, the transition to smart grids, widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), increasing rooftop solar installations and the growing desire for energy self-sufficiency are driving the development and deployment of energy storage technologies. The global energy storage market is poised to grow by more than 13% a year during 2022-2026, according to GlobalData’s estimates.
Discover the best energy storage systems
Power Technology has listed some of the leading energy storage systems and solutions providers, based on its intel, insights and decades-long experience in the sector.
The list includes manufacturers and suppliers of a wide range of innovative and cost-effective energy storage systems for grid-scale, commercial, industrial, and residential applications.
The list includes providers of long-duration battery and solar thermal energy storage solutions for power plant and grid operators, along with companies that provide energy storage as a service and can design, build, own, and operate renewable energy generation and storage facilities for commercial and industrial customers.
Providers of smart energy storage software solutions and suppliers of modular and containerised energy storage systems including reconditioned electric vehicle batteries and quick-response energy storage devices are also included in the list.
The information contained within the document is designed for electrical power generation, evacuation, transmission and distribution consultants, managers and engineers, grid consultants, building energy management professionals, procurement officers, and other individuals involved in power generation, storage, evacuation, grid connectivity, and electricity transmission, distribution and consumption.
The download contains detailed information on energy storage companies and their product lines, alongside contact details to aid your purchasing or partnering decision.
Types of energy storage
Types of energy storage systems include, but are not limited to:
- Long-term energy storage such as pumped storage hydropower system
- Battery energy storage systems
- Lithium-ion, redox flow, and solid-state battery systems
- Thermal energy storage including solar thermal and industrial waste heat storage
- Smart battery management system for solar energy storage
- Solar-powered EV charging stations
- Short-term response energy storage devices
- Compressed-air energy storage
- Flywheel energy storage systems
- Gravity-based energy storage
- Green hydrogen energy storage, and
- Hybrid battery-hydrogen storage systems
Trends in energy storage technology
While the growth of the EV market and the widespread adoption of renewable energy sources are driving the demand for advanced lithium-ion batteries, research and development are underway to demonstrate alternate and innovative battery chemistries that provide increased energy storage capacity, efficiency, and quality.
There has been an increasing focus on developing utility-scale, distributed, and off-grid energy storage systems to enhance load management, promote grid flexibility and overcome geographical limitations. Advances in digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and predictive analytics are also enabling innovative energy storage business models, with industrial energy consumers increasingly leveraging energy storage as a service to incorporate renewable energy and address energy demands more efficiently.
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