DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pqz9st/analysis_of_the) has announced the addition of the "Analysis of the Global Advanced Lead Acid (ALA) Batteries" report to their offering.
Lead acid (LA) chemistry is one of the oldest, and commercially most well-established, battery technologies. In the past 15-20 years, LA batteries have faced increasing competition from advanced battery technologies, perhaps most importantly from lithium ion. In response, the LA battery industry has invested significant R&D resources to improve the technology's performance and make it more competitive. This study assesses some of the main developments in ALA battery technologies and considers the threat ALA batteries pose to lithium ion batteries. The base year is 2013 and the forecast period ends in 2030.
- Enhanced flooded batteries (EFB)
- Valve-regulated lead acid (VRLA)-absorbed glass mat (AGM) (VRLA-AGM)
- VRLA-gel (in study seen as gel)
- Lead carbon (LC)
- EVsHEV, PHEV, BEV; micro and mild hybrid vehicles are excluded from the definition for the purposes of this study but are nevertheless discussed as they are a main application for ALA batteries.
- Energy storage (ES)includes load-levelling, peak shaving, renewable energy integration, power quality, backup power/emergency power supply (EPS), and UPS.
- Industrial includes medical, military, marine, wheelchairs, mobility scooters, utility vehicles, and industrial equipment/machinery, e.g., forklifts, floor cleaners, and starter motors for generators/pumps.
- Consumer electronics not applicable/negligible.
- The lead acid (LA) battery industry has invested significant resources to improve performance and make the technology more competitive versus advanced battery technologies.
- LA technology is the incumbent for uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and backup power. ALA batteries reinforce their position by addressing some of LA's performance issues, whilst preserving one of the technology's main advantages: low cost.
- Renewable energy (RE) applications, considered a growth market by the industry, may be more challenging for ALA partly because of perceptions that the technology is outmoded. Nevertheless, improvements in cycle life, partial state of charge (PSOC) performance (especially for lead carbon (LC) batteries), and low cost make them a competitive alternative to lithium ion systems.
- ALA batteries are not suitable for electric vehicles (EVs) other than micro and mild hybrids. They do pose an indirect threat to lithium ion EV batteries to the extent that the success of micro and mild hybrid EVs dampens demand for/delays in market penetration of full hybrid EVs (HEVs), plug-in hybrid HEVs (PHEVs), and battery EVs (BEVs).
Key Topics Covered:
1. Analysis of the Global Advanced Lead Acid (ALA) Batteries Market
2. Executive Summary
3. Technology Scope of Study
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