1. Trends in Residential Solar Energy Storage

    Trends in Residential Solar Energy Storage

    The global market for grid-connected residential photovoltaic (PV) solar installations with energy storage is predicted to grow tenfold to reach more than 900MW in 2018, up from just 90MW in 2014, according to IHS Technology. That is tremendous growth, but with global installed PV capacity estimated at about 133GW in 2013, energy storage installation has to overcome many technical hurdles and market challenges before we see widespread adoption.

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    1. And all of these metrics are moving in the right direction.
    2. Germany has had instances where wholesale electricity prices in negative, paying people to take it away.
    3. The long term vision is to have batteries behind the meter, which would be aggregated so a single entity would have control over the batteries, operating them in a way that benefits the grid.
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      Fossil Fuels, Solar Photovoltaic, Wave, Tidal, Hydro, Wind
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    3. Storage Technology:

      Compressed Air/Gas, Flow Battery, Flywheel, Hydrogen, Lead, Liquid Metal, Lithium, Magnesium, Mechanical Storage, Nickel, Pumped Hydro, Sodium, Supercapacitors, Thermal, Vanadium, Zinc
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