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Lead Acid Battery Market for ESS in the US 2015-2019

Lead Acid Battery Market for ESS in the US 2015-2019

About lead-acid batteries

ESS comprise various technologies, such as pumped-hydro storage systems, flywheels, lead-acid batteries, and advanced batteries (Li-ion). Lead-acid batteries consist of plates of lead oxide or pure lead. These plates act as electrodes and diluted sulphuric acid acts as the electrolyte. Chemical reaction in these batteries produces a difference in voltage between terminals. A typical lead-acid battery contains pure lead, which acts as the negative electrode, and lead dioxide, which acts as the positive electrode. A combination of multiple electrodes is known as a cell. Two or more cells connected together form a battery. These batteries discharge when no current flows between the cells. This discharge follows a chemical reaction that converts both positive and negative electrodes to lead sulphate. The average working life of these batteries, under normal working conditions, is 3 to 4 years.

Technavio's analysts forecast the lead-acid battery market for ESS in the US to grow at a CAGR of 4% over the period 2014-2019.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the lead-acid battery market for ESS in the US for the period 2015-2019. The market has been segmented based on geography and ownership model.Technavio's report, Lead-acid Battery Market for ESS in the US 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the states of Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and California; it also covers the market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion on the key vendors operating in this market.

Key states

  • California
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
Key vendors
  • Axion Power International
  • C&D Technologies
  • EaglePicher Technologies
  • Enersys
  • Exide
  • Princeton Power Systems
  • Redflow
  • Surrette Battery Company
Market driver
  • Increase in private investments
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Competition from Li-Ion batteries
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Rise in investments in ESS
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2019 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Lead-acid Battery Market for Energy Storage Systems (ESS) in the US 2015-2019
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Lead-acid Battery Market for Energy Storage Systems (ESS) in the US: Axion Power International, C&D Technologies, EaglePicher Technologies, Enersys, Exide, Princeton Power Systems, Redflow and Surrette Battery Company
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The US installed a battery-based power storage capacity of 6 MW for Q1 2015, which has witnessed a growth from Q1 2014. The rise in investments in ESS are expected to give major boost to the lead-acid battery market in the US. Governments worldwide are investing in charging stations to increase the sustainability of battery-based ESS. The US government is investing in ESS to meet the peak demand in the country at a low cost. The success of battery-based ESS mainly depends on the battery performance and charging infrastructure. Lead-acid batteries need more efficiency and the use of carbon has helped overcome problems related to charging time. Governments worldwide are investing in charging stations to increase the sustainability of battery-based ESS. The US government is investing in ESS to meet the peak demand in the country at a low cost.”
According to the report, ESS are experiencing steady growth worldwide. Rising consumption of lead-acid batteries in ESS ensures continuous power supply, effective distribution-scale energy storage, and energy security. The growth of renewable energy projects and the developments in smart grid technologies are driving the ESS market. The global market for energy storage is forecast to grow in the coming years, with major contributions from the US. The country is currently undertaking many new projects and is seen as the market leader.
Further, the report states that parameters such as efficiency, higher voltage, replacement timeframe, and faster recharge time of Li-ion batteries are driving consumers to opt for Li-ion over lead-acid batteries.

Companies Mentioned

Axion Power International, C&D Technologies, EaglePicher Technologies, Enersys, Exide, Princeton Power Systems, Redflow, Surrette Battery Company

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Schematic diagram of power value chain
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Lead-acid battery market for ESS in the US (MW)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by ownership model Ownership model
    • Market segmentation by ownership model
      • Table Lead-acid battery market for ESS in the US by ownership
    • Lead-acid battery market for ESS in the US by utility-owned model
      • Table Utility-owned model for lead-acid battery market for ESS in the US (MW)
      • Table Number of utility-owned projects in the US by status (MW)
    • Lead-acid battery market for ESS in the US by custom-owned model
      • Table Custom-owned model for lead-acid battery market for ESS in the US (MW)
      • Table Number of custom-owned projects in the US by status (MW)
    • Lead-acid battery market for ESS in the US by third-party-owned model
      • Table Third-party-owned model for lead-acid battery market for ESS in the US (MW)
      • Table Number of third-party-owned projects in the US by status (MW)
  • Key leading states
    • Pennsylvania
    • North Carolina
    • California
  • Market drivers
    • Table Global energy storage projects by status 2013 (MW)
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Table Comparison between Li-ion and lead-acid batteries
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Upcoming targets for three major utilities in California
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
  • Key vendor profiles
    • Axion Power International
    • C&D Technologies
    • EaglePicher Technologies
    • Ecoult
    • EnerSys
      • Table Reserve power of EnerSys
    • Exide Technologies
    • Princeton Power Systems
    • Redflow
    • Surrette Battery Company
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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