The German battery storage market continues to be dominated by the residential segment which accounted for 93% of the 1,350MWh of capacity installed last year, according to research by a group of Aachen-based institutions.
Energy storage could garner a market share of one-third by 2025 for the new, pan-European automatic frequency restoration reserve (aFRR) market, which is set to launch in the middle of this year with France and Germany mutualising capacity first.
Used lithium-ion batteries taken from carmaker Audi’s electric vehicles (EVs) have been repurposed into a ‘second-life’ stationary energy storage system by energy company RWE at a project in Herdecke, Germany.
China has once again been ranked top for involvement in the global lithium-ion battery supply chain by BloombergNEF, but for the first time the US has come in second amid a policy rush to support the domestic industry.
Success for project proposals combining solar PV with battery storage in Germany’s latest multiple technology tenders for renewable energy are proof of the importance of energy storage, the managing director of German energy storage association BVES has said.