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Global New Installed Energy Storage Systems for Renewable Energy Integration Power Capacity is Expected to Reach 12.7 GW in 2025, According to Navigant Research

The decreasing cost of advanced batteries is contributing to the growth of energy storage systems for renewable energy integration, report finds

A new report from Navigant Research examines the market for energy storage systems for renewable energy integration (ESRI), including global market forecasts for capacity and revenue, broken out by application, technology, and region, through 2025.

Variable renewable energy, or renewable energy sources that are non-dispatchable due to a fluctuating nature—like wind power and solar photovoltaics (PV)—continues to proliferate, creating challenges to the electrical grid, which was designed using a centralized model with predictable power flows. As these challenges increase, so does the market for energy storage systems (ESSs) designed specifically to facilitate the integration of renewable energy generation. Click to tweet: According to a new report from Navigant Research, new installed ESRI power capacity is expected to grow from 196.2 MW in 2015 to 12.7 GW in 2025.

“It’s expected that the compensation schemes for variable generation will drive the market for ESRI, and markets with compensation structures that favor dispatchability and self-consumption of wind and solar electricity will lead the market,” says Anissa Dehamna, principal research analyst with Navigant Research. “With few exceptions, islands and isolated grids are expected to lead the market in near-term due to higher renewables penetration and little to no interconnections with neighboring grid systems to balance instability.”

One of the primary drivers of the grid-tied ESS market is the decreasing cost of advanced batteries, according to the report. While system costs are still one of the biggest barriers to the industry’s growth, declining prices and a flood of new systems integrators are opening up new use cases and geographic markets.

The report, Energy Storage for Renewables Integration, analyzes the global ESRI market, focusing on four primary applications: commercial ESRI, residential ESRI, utility-scale solar integration, and utility-scale wind integration. These four applications include a variety of different functions for an ESS to perform that can facilitate a seamless integration of variable renewable energy generation. The study provides an analysis of the market issues, including business cases, opportunities, and challenges, associated with ESRI. Global market forecasts for capacity and revenue, broken out by application, technology, and region, extend through 2025. The report also examines the key technologies related to ESRI, as well as the competitive landscape. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.

About Navigant Research

Navigant Research, the dedicated research arm of Navigant, provides market research and benchmarking services for rapidly changing and often highly regulated industries. In the energy sector, Navigant Research focuses on in-depth analysis and reporting about global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of the Smart Energy, Smart Utilities, Smart Transportation, and Smart Buildings sectors. Additional information about Navigant Research can be found at

About Navigant

Navigant Consulting, Inc. is an independent specialized, global professional services firm that combines deep industry knowledge with technical expertise to enable companies to defend, protect and create value. With a focus on industries and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory and legal issues, the Firm serves clients primarily in the healthcare, energy and financial services sectors which represent highly complex market and regulatory environments. Professional service offerings include strategic, financial, operational, technology, risk management, compliance, investigative solutions, dispute resolutions services and business process management services. The Firm provides services to companies, legal counsel and governmental agencies. The business is organized in four reporting segments – Disputes, Investigations & Economics; Financial, Risk & Compliance; Healthcare; and Energy. More information about Navigant can be found at

* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Energy Storage for Renewables Integration, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.

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Source: Business Wire (October 14, 2015 - 5:15 AM EDT)

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