Energy Storage


energy-storage-overview.jpgWhile the concept of energy storage has been in limited use for many years, recent technological innovations have opened a host of new opportunities.  At the heart of many technological innovations are the batteries that store the power needed to drive these breakthrough innovations. At a grander scale, a growing focus on smart cities, smart buildings, and smart infrastructure, as well as wearable devices, have highlighted batteries and energy storage as a key solution in enabling these advances.

The global energy storage market will be a huge opportunity for growth. Frost & Sullivan's Energy Storage Program Area provides global industry analysis that is designed to help your firm grow. With our finger on the pulse of markets across the globe, we offer strategic insights and consulting expertise that goes beyond mere research and engage with clients to provide insights into established and emerging market and knowledge of the changing regulatory environments around the world. The key focus areas include:

  • Primary or non-rechargeable batteries
  • Secondary or rechargeable batteries
  • Emerging battery chemistries
  • Others key energy storage technologies such as ultracapacitors, flywheel, and fuel cells
  • Related services and solutions
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Meet the Team

vishal_sapru.jpgVishal Sapru

Industry Director

malavika_tohani.jpgMalavika Tohani

Industry Director

suchitra_sriram.jpgSuchitra Sriram

Program Manager

ravi_k.jpgRavi Krishnaswamy

Vice President

Ross-Bruton.jpgRoss Bruton

Senior Industry Analyst

Suba_sm.jpgSuba Arunkumar

Research Manager

Expertise Areas

Frost & Sullivan's expertise in Energy Storage includes technology, application and business aspects covering the following areas:

Emerging Storage Technologies

Emerging-Storage-Technologies.pngLithium Ion batteries will be joined by other emerging technologies including flow batteries, Metal Air, Sodium Ion and Advanced Lead Acid batteries.

Business Models

Changing-Business-Models.pngNew innovative business models including XaaS and leasing will determine the future direction for energy storage market development. Internet of Energy enabled by storage becoming a reality.

Application Diversity

Application-Diversity.pngFrost & Sullivan’s coverage ranges from the small batteries for wearable devices, home energy storage systems, to large energy non-battery storage systems like Compressed Air and Hydrogen Storage.

Ancillary Services

Ancilliary-Services.pngAs Energy Storage becomes increasingly critical for grids and industry, more focus will follow on ancillary services such as frequency regulation, voltage support, time shift, black start, reserve capacity etc.

Renewable Integration

Renewable-Integration.pngEnergy Storage plays a major role in time shift and grid stabilization, due to the rapid growth of intermittent renewable energy sources like wind and solar.

Regulatory Mandates

Regulatory-Mandates.pngRegulatory mandates will drive procurement of energy storage capacity, performance based regulation, developing a competitive pricing mechanism for energy storage operating in generation and grid markets.

Research and Current Insights

Energy Storage is playing an increasingly important role in today’s energy world, backing up renewable generation, stabilizing grid power, and providing continuous operation for critical applications such as data centers and industry. On the technology side, lithium Ion batteries will be joined by other emerging technologies including flow batteries, metal air, sodium ion and advanced lead acid batteries. New innovative business models including XaaS and leasing will determine the future direction for energy storage market development, making the Internet of Energy a reality.

Frost & Sullivan’s Energy Storage program area ranges from the small batteries for wearable devices, home energy storage systems, to large energy non-battery storage systems such as compressed air and hydrogen storage.

Energy Storage Research

Disruptive Forces of Distributed Generation

Handling new generation power and balancing supply and demand, monitoring, and forecasting are some key functions adding complexity to distributors' new role. Meeting those challenges requires the adoption of national and trans-national legislation and large-scale investments. Embracing those…

Global Solar Power Market 2016 Update

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2016 Asia-Pacific Energy & Environment Industry Outlook

The outlook discusses the short-term impact of some of the major global trends affecting various sectors in the Energy and Environment industry and across the Asia-Pacific region. Prominent global trends, including the economic growth deceleration in China, in 2016, and its noticeable effect…

US Smart Cities Awareness and Assessment

Cities in the United States and around the world have begun to look to smarter solutions to help better manage existing resources and assets, effectively deal with growing populations, help mitigate expenses related to aging infrastructure, and provide a better quality of life and standard of living…

Global Energy Harvesting Market

The research service reviews the global mega trends driving the market for energy harvesting solutions which make electronic and electric devices self-sufficient. Health, Wellness, and Wellbeing, Smart is the New Green, Connectivity and Convergence, Future of Energy, and Future of Mobility are the…

2016 Global Outlook of the Energy & Environment Industry

In the oil & gas sector, the dramatic decline in the oil price has massively impacted the upstream industry, but investment in downstream remains strong. The impact of the oil price decline on the power sector has been relatively limited, with investment in renewables remaining strong and market…

2016 Asia-Pacific Energy and Environment Industry Outlook A Quick Snapshot

The recently concluded 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris brought back the focus on the zero-emission energy revolution. The impact of this summit on several energy and environment industries remains to be seen. This outlook analyzes low crude oil prices and assesses if it will indirectly…

2016 Global Distributed Energy Outlook

The Distributed Energy Outlook provides analysis and forecasts of the global decentralised power generation market in 2016. The distributed energy coverage includes wind, distributed solar, combined heat and power (CHP), and generator sets. The total installed capacity for distributed generation…

Global Energy Storage Industry Outlook 2016

This outlook deliverable highlights the key trends in the energy storage industry for the year 2016. It covers alternative energy storage technologies such as thermal energy storage (TES), flywheel energy storage (FES), compressed air energy storage (CAES), and supercapacitors and batteries that are…

Trends in the Distributed Power Generation Market in Southeast Asia

Utilities in Southeast Asia continue to strengthen their power supply through large-scale power plants. However, the sheer magnitude of the demand-supply mismatch calls for an immediate solution. Utilities are, therefore, driven to look beyond the scope of their traditional business models, and are…

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Growth Consulting

energy-storage2.jpgThe energy and environment industry, once staid and steady, has seen new and rapid changes across the market’s varied and increasingly diverse sectors. Renewable energy has now become a significant portion of the world’s energy production, natural gas has found multiple adherents and controversies with the expansion of the market through fracking, and services to the industry are evolving to leverage the huge influx of information through the Internet of Things and related data analytics solutions. Energy storage will continue to be a growth market while, further in the future, water and waste water are likely to be pivotal concerns and opportunities for both emerging and existing economies.

We work closely with the world’s largest OEMs, utilities, service providers and IT firms to help them find the opportunities in this sea of change. Tailored, customized solutions provide clients with the best strategies for growth, supported by the right key data points researched to meet the client’s needs and the specific engagement. Key projects have included helping clients expand their businesses into new geographies, with new customer groups and by developing new solutions. We can provide services at any point in the business strategy cycle: from ideation to implementation, data collection to strategy creation, voice of customer insights to marketing services.

Frost & Sullivan's team can support your organization on each of the following areas:

  • Geographic Expansion
  • Ideation and Mega Trend Growth Workshops
  • Voice of Customer and Customer Strategies
  • Brand and Demand Marketing Outreach and Solutions
  • New Product Launch
  • Presenting Thought Leadership and conducting strategy workshops at your yearly business planning or customer events
  • Sourcing and supply chain development and market analysis.

Project Examples

  • Supply chain strategy for major utilities, to enable them to better plan budgets and negotiate supplier contracts
  • Voice of customer with power plant owners/operators to help an OEM develop new service solutions
  • Brand and demand suite of services to enable major international conglomerates to target new services to selected verticals
  • Full analysis of the value chain for fuel cells, generators, steam turbines, gas turbines, wind turbines and solar power to ascertain environmental practices and areas of corporate social responsibility, for a major global standards firm in order to develop a long term global expansion strategy in the energy industry
  • Go to market strategies for deploying new and innovative solutions in digital oil fields



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energy-storage3.jpgWe specialize in running growth workshops with our clients which help us take a cross functional team of our client, within span of a day from information to implementation.

Preparation of the workshop includes:

  • Identify key project stakeholders
  • Align on workshop agenda, objectives and activities
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews/surveys

The workshop itself includes the following:

  • Share relevant research findings and stakeholder interviews
  • Hold an ideation and filtration phase to identify the universe of opportunities, then quickly determine those with best fit based on internal and external forces
  • Conduct an interactive and thorough rating and ranking process to further identify the top one to three go-to-market solutions
  • Prioritize implementation plans and assign owners for next steps

Post-workshop activities include:

  • Compile findings and next steps from workshop
  • Recommend action steps/follow-on work

Additional services: Provide implementation, integration, and marketing solutions to support strategic outcomes of the project.


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