- Published: 29 September 2015 29 September 2015
The growth of variable generation presents opportunities for energy storage systems (ESSs) situated either at the distribution grid or behind the meter.
One of the primary drivers of the grid-tied ESS market has been the decreasing cost of advanced batteries. 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. According to Navigant Research, global new installed energy storage systems for renewable energy integration (ESRI) power capacity is expected to grow from 196.2MW in 2015 to 12.7GW in 2025.