The Energy Storage Report 2024

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Looking back on some of the best Guest Blogs we published in 2023, covering everything from insurance to optimisation, from project case studies to market analysis.

This year we were privileged to publish more than 20 excellent Guest Blogs, contributed from a really interesting mix of authors and what follows is just a selection of 10. Choosing them was not easy, so do visit the homepage at to read all of this year’s entries, as well as our Editor’s Blog and other feature content.

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800MWh of utility-scale energy storage capacity added in the UK during 2022

By Mollie McCorkindale, market analyst, Solar Media Market Research

1 February 2023

This retrospective look at the UK’s booming battery storage sector in 2022 from our colleague Mollie McCorkindale at Solar Media Market Research was compulsory reading to frame the market landscape as the year got underway. It’s still worth a read now, as well!

Diversifying a US$200 billion market: The alternatives to Li-ion batteries for grid-scale energy storage

By Oliver Warren, investment banking associate, DAI Magister

21 February 2023

Oliver Warren of climate and ESG-focused investment bank and advisory group DAI Magister took a look at some of the promising competitive or complementary technologies that could be deployed at scale alongside lithium-ion.

Fire safety is crucial to the growth of energy storage in 2023

By Nick Warner, Energy Safety Response Group & Darrell Furlong, Wärtsilä

8 March 2023

Fire safety, of course, remains the most important topic in any conversation about grid-scale energy storage and this Guest Blog from Nick Warner of safety experts ESRG and Darrell Furlong of Wärtsilä spelled out the ways in which the industry must proactively tackle concerns.

Vanadium electrolyte: the ‘fuel’ for long-duration energy storage

By Samantha McGahan, marketing manager, Australian Vanadium / VSUN Energy

22 May 2023

This blog from Samantha McGahan at vertically integrated vanadium resources and flow battery provider Australian Vanadium looked at how supply and production of electrolyte will influence the climate tech potential of vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs).

Taking stock of energy storage in India in 2023

By Dr Rahul Walawalkar, president, India Energy Storage Alliance

5 June 2023

Following India Energy Storage Week, founder and president of the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), Dr Rahul Walawalkar wrote up some thoughts and observations from a market poised for enormous growth.

Delivering grid-scale battery storage as an enabler of the Philippines’ energy transition

By Carlos Nieto, energy storage global product manager, ABB

29 June 2023

Published a couple of weeks before the first annual Energy Storage Summit Asia hosted by our publisher Solar Media, this blog from ABB’s Carlos Nieto talked about the company’s work delivering a grid-scale battery storage project in the Philippines and what it says about the country’s energy transition.

The future of battery trading: Addressing the risks and rewards of AI optimisation

By Prudence Heck, head of research and analytics, Andrew Young, data engineer, Spearmint Energy

25 July 2023

Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) have seen the technologies used more and more across many industries and energy storage is no exception. Prudence Heck and Andrew Young at grid-scale BESS developer Spearmint Energy took a deep dive into the strategies and risks to consider as AI plays an increasingly bigger role in BESS optimisation.

Inflation Reduction Act: An energy storage system integrator’s perspective, Part 1

30 August 2023

An energy storage system integrator’s perspective on the Inflation Reduction Act, Part 2

6 September 2023

By Ravi Manghani, director of strategy and market analytics, LS Energy Solutions

We all knew the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) would be a game changer this year, but few were prepared to put their heads above the parapet and offer analysis. This two-part Guest Blog by LS Energy Solutions director of strategy and market analytics Ravi Manghani is as comprehensive a look at how the IRA would change US market dynamics, from manufacturing to deployment.

Solid-state and sodium-ion batteries spark hope amidst the lithium supply crunch

By Muthu Krishna, battery manufacturing cost modeller and Phoebe O’Hara, battery raw materials analyst at Fastmarkets

18 September 2023

This look at advances in technologies to take market share from the incumbent lithium-ion came from experts Muthu Krishna and Phoebe O’Hara at Fastmarkets. Even as lithium-ion batteries themselves evolve and improve, it’s likely there will be alternatives and this blog looked at solid-state and sodium-ion batteries in particular.

Negative energy prices: Why batteries are a flexible resource to mitigate impacts across Europe

By Dr Alastair Martin, founder and chief strategy officer, Flexitricity

3 October 2023

Negative energy pricing is on the increase throughout Europe. The good news is that batteries can bring flexibility into the system to mitigate this unwanted phenomenon, wrote Dr Alastair Martin of Flexitricity.’ publisher Solar Media will host the 9th annual Energy Storage Summit EU in London, 20-21 February 2024. This year it is moving to a larger venue, bringing together Europe’s leading investors, policymakers, developers, utilities, energy buyers and service providers all in one place. Visit the official site for more info.

12 November 2024
San Diego, USA
As we see more storage projects become operational, the big question is “how to maximize your assets?” This event will prepare the industry for the road ahead, looking at the core fundamentals of asset management, understanding operational challenges, along with the latest optimization and software development. You can expect to meet and network with all the key industry players from major US asset owners, operators, RTOs and ISOs, optimizers, software and analytics providers, technical consultancies, O&M technology providers and more.

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