Global Energy Storage Projected to Increase to $546 Billion by 2035
The global energy storage market is projected to grow to $546 billion by the year 2035, according to a report from Lux Research. One of the largest markets will likely be residential energy storage, with an expected compound annual growth rate of 76% and $8 billion revenue increase over the next three years. Mentioned in today’s commentary: NeoVolta (OTCQB: NEOV), Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA), SolarEdge Technologies (NASDAQ: SEDG) and Enphase Energy (NASDAQ: ENPH).
Along with plug-in vehicles, residential energy storage was expected to account for most of the growth. Analyst Chloe Holzinger, one of the report’s lead authors, said that the energy storage market as a whole is “poised for a massive increase in annual revenue and deployment capacity.” Innovative technologies reaching commercialization will drive this increase.
With the energy storage market projected to see dramatic growth, among the most active companies in the industry are NeoVolta, Tesla, SolarEdge and Enphase Energy.
Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) – Tesla, whose stock just split, clearly has enormous reach and scale in global energy storage. The company recently began construction of the world’s largest battery storage facility. In residential energy storage, the Powerwall has been Tesla’s flagship product since 2015. The Powerwall 2’s lithium ion battery has 13.5 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of storage capacity and can deliver 7 kW of peak power and 5 kW of continuous power while balancing home energy and Tesla vehicle energy needs.
SolarEdge Technologies (NASDAQ: SEDG) – This company, which trades at around $221 per share, develops a wide range of smart solar energy technologies. SolarEdge began as a manufacturer of power optimizers, inverters, and monitoring systems for PV arrays. In recent years it has expanded into components for residential energy storage. SolarEdge’s residential storage products include smart EV chargers and the new Energy Hub inverter.
Enphase Energy (NASDAQ: ENPH) – This Bay Area company, which trades at around $77 per share, started in 2006 and became the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters before expanding into energy storage. Like NeoVolta, it uses lithium iron phosphate battery chemistry for its new Enphase Encharge home energy storage system. The Enphase Encharge 10 and Encharge 3 systems offer scalable battery storage capacities of 10.1 kWh and 3.4 kWh, respectively.