A new guide to commercialization of energy storage in the U.S. gets into details of what it will take to bring storage technologies to market. This effort will be crucial in moving solar energy forward on a broad scale.
As the solar industry moves forward, solar plus storage could be the next big thing. For this to happen, it will be crucial to deploy storage technologies at scale.
Now there’s a new resource to help in that effort.
Energy Storage Update announced today that it has completed work on its guide to Commercializing Energy Storage in the U.S. The guide explores the role of funding bodies in bringing storage technologies to market.
The guide also examines the impact that California’s 1.325 GW procurement target will have on market growth, and highlights what energy storage companies can learn from the commercialization of wind and solar technologies over the last decade.
A new report from Research and Markets also delves into the energy storage market. It predicts strong growth in the market in the next few years, driven in large part by the need for storing solar energy.
Jack Ahearne, the leading researcher at Energy Storage Update, said, “2014 is shaping up to be a critical year for the commercialization of a diverse range of energy storage technologies.” He explained that “the guide provides a detailed market update that assesses the critical roadblocks companies must overcome to ensure growth in the project pipeline.”
The guide is free to download here.