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Technology company ABB, which reported revenues of $26.1 billion in 2020, has focussed its energy storage investment strategy on research and development as it seeks to capitalise on a rapidly expanding global storage market that will be valued at almost $20 billion by 2027.
With $12bn of assets and a 4.5GW portfolio of solar and battery projects, Arevon Energy is well-placed to make a major impact in energy storage.
It is four weeks since a Tesla Megapack caught fire during testing at one of the world’s largest battery storage projects. On 30th July, a 13-tonne lithium-ion battery at Neoen’s 300MW Victorian Big Battery complex in southeast Australia – which has not yet been switched on – erupted into a four-day blaze.
Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider, has become a relatively recent convert to energy storage but wants to establish itself as a pioneer.
India’s battery storage market has been dubbed “a sleeping giant”. That’s the view of the Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis (IEEFA), which has highlighted the significant potential for developing a massive amount of storage capacity in the country.
Has the energy storage market just experienced a watershed moment? Yes, say some market observers, who argue that Form Energy’s recent unveiling of its secretive battery technology could transform the energy storage market forevermore.
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China has announced its intention to bet big on energy storage.
The country’s National Development & Reform Commission has set a target of installing 30GW of new energy storage capacity by 2025.