DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/r93jr9/solar_storage_2013) has announced the addition of the "Solar Storage 2013" report to their offering.
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.
Key Topics Covered:
E.1 Declining Solar Subsidies: Excellent News for Solar Storage
E.2 Lead-acid batteries: Still the One to Beat, Still A Hard Way to Make Money
E.3 A Boom for Storage for Utility-Scale PV and CSP?
E.4 The New Market for Residential PV Storage
E.5 Opportunities in Solar-Power Storage by Type of Storage Technology
E.6 Firms to Watch in the Solar-Related Storage Sector
E.5 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts of Solar-Related Energy Storage
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Technologies and Products for Solar-Related Energy Storage
2.1 Solar Technology Storage Options Expanding in Number and in Capacity Too
2.2 Lead-Acid and Lead-Carbon Batteries
2.3 Metal Hydride Batteries
2.4 Sodium Sulfur Batteries for the Solar Market
2.5 Flow Battery Systems and Solar
2.6 Lithium-Ion Batteries for Solar Storage
2.7 Liquid Metal Batteries
2.8 Supercapacitors and Solar
2.9 Solar and Mechanical Storage
2.10 Related and Competitive Technologies and Solutions
2.11 A Note on Thermal Solar/CSP and Thermal Storage
2.11 Key Points Made In this Chapter
Chapter Three: Markets and Eight-Year Forecasts for Solar-Related Energy Storage
3.1 Key Drivers for Storage Purchase in Solar Power Markets
3.2 Regulatory Changes Impacting Solar Storage Markets: Declining FiTs and Mandated 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
3.6 European Markets for Solar Storage
3.7 Japanese Markets for Solar Storage
3.8 Chinese Markets for Solar Storage
3.9 Indian Markets for Solar Storage
3.10 Other Markets for Solar Storage
3.10 Key Points Made In this Chapter
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