Introducing Energy Storage Networks
Energy storage is a promising industry that’s expected to grow quickly over the next few years. The Energy Storage Association reports that energy storage systems currently make up about 2% of U.S. generation capacity—more than the solar industry. U.S. energy storage deployments are up 46% year over year in Q3 2017, according to a U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association. Navigant Research expects the total annual revenue for global energy storage integrated with renewables to exceed $23 billion by 2026.
This is why we’ve covered storage for the last couple of years as a section in Solar Power World. But with such market potential, we decided it warranted greater attention. SPW editor Kathie Zipp and editor Michelle Froese, from our sister publication Windpower Engineering & Development, proudly launched EnergyStorageNetworks.com last summer.
Energy Storage Networks (ESN) is a resource for information on the development and deployment of energy storage products, applications and services that will shape future markets. Our coverage includes technologies such as batteries, flywheels and ultracapacitors, as well as services that relate to grid connectivity like software and IoT. We’re also covering EVs, smart tech, renewables and more!
We encourage you to follow @EnergyStorNet on Twitter, check out the great storage content we have online and, while you’re there, sign up for our enewsletter to
receive storage updates right to your inbox.
We’ll also feature a special storage supplement like this one in our May and September issues of SPW, as well as extended storage coverage in our annual Renewable
Energy Guidebook, which comes out at the beginning of each year—check out our 2018 edition if you haven’t already.
In this supplement, we bring you recent storage news, a piece from Northern Power Systems on the benefits of lithium-ion, redoxflow and zinc-hybrid batteries, and an article on the growing residential solar+storage market.
Michelle and Kathie hope to see you at some energy storage conferences in 2018. Please connect with us and help us learn so we can all become successful in this market together.
Your ESN editors,