Grid-scale energy storage systems in 2013-14 cross 360 MW

91 new grid-scale energy storage systems, representing total capacity of 362.8 megawatts, were launched or announced between January 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

The report provides an ample resource of global grid-scale energy storage projects including a database of 697 projects encompassing 1,160 systems.

Government funding, subsidies, and regulatory reforms are promoting the growth of the market for grid-scale energy storage systems.

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The lithium ion (Li-ion) technology has emerged as the global leader in new energy storage projects and flywheels and flow batteries are also making significant headway.

The advanced energy storage industry is going through a critical time. The market is seeing a number of technologies and for the industry to continue growth more systems integrators are needed, says, Anissa Dehamna, senior research analyst, Navigant Research.

The 2013-2014 period was active for Li-ion technology, with 168.6 MW announced in the past 2 years, according to the report.

Currently, there are 236.3 MW of Li-ion deployed globally.

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