In 2017, the energy storage market saw formidable growth, similar to the trajectory that the solar market took nearly ten years before. With the U.S. market surpassing the impressive 1GWh mark, the news cycle has been dominated by massive deployments, monumental M&A activity, cutting-edge technology innovations and crucial policy developments.
Consensus is building that one of the most efficient ways to meet necessary greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals is to electrify everyday items in our lives. Aggressive electrification of the ways we drive, power up our personal energy devices, and regulate the temperatures in our homes can make the difference we need to decarbonize our world.
The solar industry has a long history of market resiliency, often referred to as the “solar-coaster.” Intersolar North America connected with Paula Mints, founder and chief market research analyst at SPV Market Research, to discuss current market dynamics in response to trade restrictions lead by the federal government.
Energy storage is playing an increasingly critical role in integrating intermittent renewables into the electric grid. Intersolar North America connected with James Greenberger, executive director of the National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries (NAATBatt) to discuss his insights into what the energy storage market holds for 2018.
As national and state-level electricity market dynamics continue to shift, Intersolar North America connected with Bernadette Del Chiaro, executive director of the California Solar & Storage Association (formerly the California Solar Energy Industries Association) to discuss her outlook on new opportunities and threats facing the California solar and energy storage market in 2018.