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Implications of Mega Trends on Batteries

Implications of Mega Trends on Batteries

The global battery-based energy storage systems market is expected to reach $􂀀 billion by 2020 with lithium-ion accounting for more than half of this revenue.

A boom in wearable devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving battery manufacturers to invest heavily in producing batteries that are flexible, thin, and stretchy. Curved, foldable, and pin-sized batteries are some good examples. Solid-state battery chemistries are becoming more popular to power miniature devices that require high energy density.

Lithium-ion, the most sought after chemistry, is reaching its limits, thus, paving way for advanced chemistries such as metal-air, flow batteries, and sodium sulphur.

Strong growth in renewables is expected to drive the demand for storage, especially battery-based systems both on the grid scale as well as on the residential side. Revenue from grid scale Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is expected to grow at a double digit CAGR (􂀀%) from 2015–2020.

‘No down payment’ is emerging as the most popular business model for installing battery energy storage systems for Commercial and Industrial (C&I) customers. Integrated battery storage solution providers such as STEM, Sunverge, Green Charge Networks, Solar City, and so on install, own, operate, and maintain these solutions at customer locations. In return they split the difference in savings from peak demand charges with the end-user.

About this report

This study examines the key mega trends that are creating a high demand for batteries. The role of the Internet of Things (IoT), advancements to telecommunication networks (LTE), wearable devices with sensors, renewable integration, smart grid, energy storage, and advancements to healthcare devices are some of the key technologies that are dependent on batteries for their successful implementation and performance. This study highlights the different emerging battery chemistries and their applications, apart from the existing, well-established lead acid, lithium-ion, and flow batteries. A long-term perspective of how the demand for batteries and winning business models will evolve in 2025 is given along with revenue forecasts.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Emerging Battery Chemistries
    • Executive Summary-CEO's Perspective
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Mega Trends Influencing the Market for Batteries
    • Top Mega Trends Tracked by Frost & Sullivan
    • Mega Trend 1-Connectivity and Convergence
    • Mega Trend 2-Smart is the New Green
    • Mega Trend 3-Future of Energy
    • Mega Trend 4-Health, Wellness, and Wellbeing
    • Key Findings Pertaining to Batteries
    • Top 10 Transformational Trends in Battery Space by 2020
    • Top 10 Key Industries Using Batteries by 2020
    • Emerging Battery Chemistries
    • Future Battery Technologies
  • Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
    • Research Scope
    • Research Aims and Objective
    • Research Methodology-From Macro to Micro Trends
  • Definitions Used in the Study
    • Definitions
  • Mega Trend 1-Convergence and Connectivity
    • Mega Trend 1-Convergence and Connectivity: Key Sub-trends
    • Elements of Connectivity and Convergence
    • The IoT Ecosystem
    • Key Elements and Components of IoT
    • Internet of Things and Beyond-Evolution of Technology and Power Source
    • Future of Consumer Devices
    • Growth of Wearable Devices
    • Batteries-The Power Source for Sensors in 2025
    • Thin-film Batteries
    • Key Aspects of Connected Living
    • Connected Living-Connected Home Energy
    • Connected Living-M2M Value Chain: Macro to Micro
    • Connected Living-M2M Value Chain
    • Technological Advancements Undertaken by Battery Manufacturers
  • Mega Trend 2-Smart is the New Green
    • Overview and Introduction-Smart City and its Components
    • Key Parameters That Will Define a Smart City in 2020
    • Global Smart City Market-Detailed Breakdown
    • Energy Storage and Smart City
    • Batteries in Every Element of a Smart City
    • Technical Impacts of Energy Storage in a Smart City
    • Economic Impact of Energy Storage in a Smart City
    • Customer Impact of Energy Storage in a Smart City
    • Energy Storage in a Smart City-A Case Study
    • Interactions Between Various Participants
    • Smart Infrastructure-Water Industry Introduction
    • Smart Water Network
    • Convergence in Smart Water Meters
    • Batteries Powering Smart Water Meter
  • Mega Trend 3-Future of Energy
    • Game Changers in the Energy Sector
    • Smart Energy-Smart Grid the Future 'Energy Internet'
    • Transformation in Energy Flows
    • Smart Grid-Roadmap
    • Macro to Micro Implications for Smart Energy
    • Renewables and Batteries-Macro to Micro
    • Solar PV Installed Capacity
    • Solar PV Installed Capacity Growth
      • Table Solar PV Growth and Installed Capacity, Global, 2012-2025
    • Solar PV Components
    • Solar Power and Energy Storage-Key Countries and Trends
    • Solar Power and Energy Storage-Germany: The Leader
    • Macro to Micro-Solar PV with Batteries
      • Table Percent of Installation Cost by Solar PV Component for Systems Without Storage, Global, 2014
    • Macro to Micro-Solar PV with Storage: Key Trends
    • Advanced Batteries and Energy Storage-Global Targets and Supportive Legislations
    • Energy Storage Regulations-North America
    • Energy Storage Types and Application in the Energy Network
    • Utility-scale Battery Energy Storage Systems
    • Advanced Batteries and Energy Storage-Battery Chemistries for Storage
    • Battery Bank Requirement
    • Batteries for Energy Storage
    • Battery-based Energy Storage Systems
    • Advanced Batteries and Energy Storage-Emerging Battery Chemistries
    • Advanced Batteries-Emerging Chemistries of the Future
    • Advanced Batteries-Technological Advancements in Battery Manufacturing
    • Energy Harvesting Operational Diagram
    • Energy Harvesting Block Diagram
    • Sensors are Vital for Energy Harvesting
    • Energy Harvesting Market
    • Macro to Micro-Batteries for Energy Harvesting
  • Mega Trend 4-Health, Wellness, and Wellbeing
    • Mega Trend 4-Health, Wellness, and Wellbeing: Key Sub-trends
    • Wearables-Futuristic Diagnostic Devices in Healthcare
    • Future Healthcare Devices
    • Dependence of the Future Healthcare Market on Batteries
    • Ageing Population
    • Macro to Micro-Top 10 Battery Based Medical Devices
    • Macro to Micro-Future Healthcare Devices and Batteries
    • Macro to Micro-Batteries Powering Healthcare Devices
    • Macro to Micro-Market Prospects of Medical Batteries
    • Major Market Participants in the Medical Battery Market
  • Conclusion
    • Key Takeaways
  • Appendix
    • Regional Definition and Appendix
    • Battery Based Medical Devices Explained

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