Flow batteries store energy in liquids, enabling grid-scale energy storage. They offer advantages like long lifespan, flexible operation and no decay over time. Flow batteries play a crucial role in the large-scale integration of renewable energy sources like solar and wind power by stabilizing energy supply and demand on the grid.
The global Flow Battery Market is estimated to be valued at Us$ 957.44 Mn in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR Of 8.0% over the forecast period 2024 To 2031, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Market key trends:
Decarbonization efforts of national grids around the world to reduce dependence on fossil fuels are driving investments in renewable energy sourcing and energy storage technology. Flow batteries are well-suited to support the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources since they provide long-duration energy storage, a key capability for managing multi-hour mismatches between electricity supply and demand arising from variable renewable power generation. Major energy markets like the U.S, China, India are expanding investments in grid-scale battery storage to increase renewable energy integration and flow batteries are attracting interest due to their cost-effectiveness for long-duration applications over 4-10 hours.
Strength: Flow batteries have a longer lifespan and greater longevity than conventional batteries. They allow for almost unlimited cycling without capacity decay and can work for over 10,000 cycles.
Weakness: Flow batteries have high initial installation costs and require comparatively large tanks to store the electrolyte fluids. They also have lower energy densities than lithium-ion batteries.
Opportunity: Increasing investments in renewable energy integration and the need for large-scale energy storage presents a major opportunity for flow batteries. Their ability to store energy at utility-scale can help integrate more solar and wind power into the grid.
Threats: Falling costs and improving technologies of alternative batteries like lithium-ion poses a threat to the growth of flow batteries. Stringent environmental norms around the disposal of electrolytes can also impact the market.
The Global Flow Battery Market Demand is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period from 2024 to 2031. The Asia Pacific region currently dominates the market owing to significant investments and policy support for renewable energy integration in major countries like China.
The Asia Pacific region accounts for the largest share of the global flow battery market currently. This is mainly due to countries like China and South Korea aggressively pushing for renewable energy capacity additions in line with their decarbonization goals. China has emerged as the center for flow battery manufacturing and deployment with large-scale projects coming up utilities, telecom towers, and electric vehicles.
Key players operating in the flow battery market are AssurX, Sparta Systems, Oracle Corporation, Xybion Corporation, Sarjen Systems Pvt. Ltd., MDI Consultants, AB-Cube, QVigilance, Qserve, and ZEINCRO. The rising investments in battery storage projects is prompting major players to develop flow batteries with higher energy density and lower costs to better compete with lithium-ion alternatives. Strategic partnerships are also emerging between component manufacturers and system integrators to commercialize flow battery technology faster.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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