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The smart grid is poised to forever alter the way will live, work and play. It’s ushering the energy industry into an era of increased availability, reliability and efficiency. At the same time, the global market for grid-connected energy storage systems is fast expanding. With these changes, though, come many unknowns.

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Presenting a wide-ranging detailed examination of the market for energy storage systems across all key global segments of the industry. Databases and reports cover small and large-scale renewable integration, grid support, and behind-the-meter storage.
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  • Energy storage inverter supplier base continues to expand despite intense price pressure
    Cormac Gilligan, Miguel de Jesus | October 17, 2018
    The growth of the energy storage market offers suppliers of inverters a huge growth opportunity, across a wide range of applications and regions. Many existing providers of solar inverters and industrial power electronics have moved to take a leading position in this growth market.
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  • David Green, Alex Kaplan | October 08, 2018
    This is the 2018 edition of the annual IHS Markit Water Meters Report, which is a major component of the Smart Utility Meter Intelligence Service. This report consists of over 100 data tables, with historical information reaching back to 2009, and forecasts going out to 2024.
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  • More than 1.4 GW of energy storage will be installed in Central and South America through 2025
    Julian Jansen | October 03, 2018
    This report provides an overview of the market landscape and evaluation of the opportunities for stationary, grid-connected energy storage in Central and South America.
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  • Julian Jansen, Mike Longson | October 15, 2018
    This database presents detailed information regarding all planned and completed energy storage system (ESS) installations and the companies that are involved in these projects. The extensive database of projects provides a unique datasource to analyse real activity in the energy storage market, including the requirements of the ESS in each grid interconnection location and which technologies are being deployed to provide these services. It also presents company profiles for companies active in this market and can be used to identify what companies are leading in installations in each key region.
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  • Sam Wilkinson, Julian Jansen, Mike Longson | September 21, 2018
    The IHS Grid-Connected Energy Storage Market Tracker provides detailed analysis and forecasts of this fast growing market. The market is segmented by siting, by region and by technology, with ten year forecasts presented for all major market segments. The forecasts are updated twice per year.
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  • Are EV makers putting the cart before the horse?
    Julian Jansen | July 03, 2018
    On 20 June 2018, IHS Markit Associate Director Vincent Ledoux-Pedailles from the Chemicals group presented at the Intersolar / EES Europe Conference in Munich, Germany. It addresses the questions of how the supply and demand of battery cells for the automotive and stationary energy storage industries is developing.
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  • SNEC PV Power Expo - Shnaghai, China
    Sam Wilkinson | June 26, 2018
    This keynote presentation was delivered by Sam Wilkinson at SNEC PV Power Expo in Shanghai, China in May 2018. It provides analysis of the energy storage market and the role of Chinese players in the battery supply chain.
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  • ESA Webinar
    Julian Jansen, Camron Barati | February 05, 2018
    The following slides were presented by Julian Jansen and Camron Barati as part of a webinar in partnership with the Energy Storage Association, focused on IHS Markit’s recent analysis of the commercial and industrial energy storage market in the United States.
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    Sam Wilkinson is a Associate Director for the Solar and Energy Storage Research group at IHS Markit.

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