Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB) March 15, 2013
Energy storage is a vital component of the Smart Grids that are currently being built around the world. These grids are designed to improve the reliability of electricity transmission and distribution, facilitate the integration of renewable energy generators, and allow long-distance trading of electricity supplies. All of these functions require the grid to offer buffers where electricity can be stored locally.
However, for the most part the technologies up to this task have not been available. To the extent that grids have incorporated storage it has either been through the use of conventional batteries originally targeted towards the automotive industry and which are not optimal for grid storage or through major engineering projects such as compressed air storage which are impossible to replicate generally.
While we believe that this report will become required reading for battery and supercapacitor firms, this report also spells out the potential for materials companies and specialty chemical firms who NanoMarkets believes will find considerable new business potential supplying advanced materials - especially nanomaterials - for newer forms of grid storage. In addition, NanoMarkets believes that this report will be of considerable use to utilities and other firms directly involved in the Smart Grid business, since it will show them how the next-generation of batteries and supercaps for Smart Grids will help to enable Smart Grid deployment.
This report provides granular eight-year forecasts of chemical batteries and supercapacitors in both volume shipments and market value, with breakouts by technology type, application, and regions supplied. In addition, this report provides detailed assessments of the strategies being utilized by leading firms active in this space.
Company profiles in this report include the following:
1) Advanced Lead-Acid Companies: Axion Power International, C&D Technologies, EnerSys, Firefly Energy, Exide Technologies, Ultralife Batteries
2) Advanced lithium ion battery companies: A123 Systems., Altair Nanotechnologies, Boston Power, Hitachi Maxell, Johnson Controls/Saft Advanced Power Solutions, Kyushu Electric Power and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nexeon, The Saft Group, Sanyo/Panasonic, Valence Technologies
3) Sodium sulfur battery companies: GeoBattery, NGK insulators Ltd/Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO)
4) Sodium metal halide batteries: Fiamm Sonik, General Electric
5) Zinc bromide battery companies: Premium Power Corp, ZBB Energy
6) Vanadium redox-based battery companies: Cellennium Limited, Cellstrom GmbH, Deeya Energy, Prudent Energy., REDT, Sumitomo Electric Industries, V-Fuel Pty Ltd.
7) Other battery companies: Cobasys (Metal Hydride), Liquid Metal Battery Corporation, ReVolt (Zinc Air), Aquion (sodium ion/water electrolyte)
8) Chinese battery companies: Advanced battery, China BAK, China Ritar Power, Highpower International, New Energy Systems
9) Supercapacitor companies: EPCOS, Maxwell Technologies, NEC/Tokin, Nesscap, Siemens
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