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What’s next for grid storage after a booming but chaotic year?

3 Jan, 2023
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  • In 2022, energy storage, particularly batteries, experienced unprecedented growth, causing a surge in demand.
  • However, this success has led to challenges, notably a shortage in battery supply. Lithium-ion battery manufacturing capacity lags behind demand, resulting in increased prices, contrary to the expected cost decline.
  • In response, alternative storage technologies, such as second-life electric vehicle batteries and iron flow batteries, are gaining traction. Despite advancements, concerns about battery fires persist.
  • Additionally, the Inflation Reduction Act promises a tax credit for energy storage projects, but its immediate impact remains uncertain due to ongoing challenges like inflation and supply shortages.

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