Energy Storage in Commercial Buildings

Thermal Energy Storage, UPS, and Electrical Energy Storage:
Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

The commercial buildings market is currently the largest source of revenue for stationary energy storage companies, primarily thanks to a robust uninterruptible power supply (UPS) industry, which requires an energy storage component. That segment alone is estimated to generate $3.7 billion in global sales in 2013. In addition, there is a relatively healthy market for thermal energy systems, which use thermal mass (either ice or ceramic bricks) to store energy for later use in climate control in a building. That market is estimated by Navigant Research to be worth $89.6 million in 2013. Finally, an emerging segment of electrical energy storage systems is beginning to be established in some parts of the world.

The future growth of energy storage systems for commercial buildings is heavily dependent on the local regulatory environment, both from the perspective of the electric utility’s rate structure and government incentives for energy storage systems. In regions where energy storage is incentivized through utility rebates, time-of-use rates with high differentials, or government mandates, growth is expected to be much higher. Navigant Research forecasts the market for commercial building energy systems to grow from $3.9 billion in revenue in 2013 to more than $7.5 billion in 2022.

This Navigant Research report analyzes the global market opportunity for commercial building energy storage across all three key segments: UPS energy storage systems, electrical energy storage systems, and thermal energy storage systems. The report provides a comprehensive assessment of the demand drivers, business models, policy factors, and technology issues associated with the dynamic commercial building energy storage space. Key industry players are profiled in depth and worldwide revenue and capacity forecasts, segmented by application and region, extend through 2022.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • How will the segments within the commercial building energy storage market grow over the next 10 years?
  • What are the primary drivers and obstacles that will influence the growth in commercial building energy storage systems?
  • Who are the main players in the commercial building energy storage market, and how well-positioned are they to compete?
  • How will declining cost curves in battery technology affect the emerging space of electrical energy storage systems?
  • What impact will a changing regulatory environment have on the market for commercial building energy storage systems?
Who needs this report?
  • Energy storage technology companies
  • Battery manufacturers
  • Power electronics manufacturers
  • Commercial building owners and managers
  • Electric utilities
  • System integrators
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1   Market Overview

1.2   Market Forecasts

2. Commercial Building Energy Storage Market Issues and Drivers

2.1   Introduction

2.2   Drivers for Energy Storage in Commercial Buildings

2.2.1     Requirement for Premium Power

2.2.2     Energy Cost Savings

2.2.2.1     Demand Charge Reduction

2.2.2.2     Time-of-Use Rates

2.2.2.3     Critical Peak Pricing and Dynamic Pricing

2.2.2.4     Utility Rebates

2.2.3     Renewables Integration

2.2.4     Electric Vehicle Service Equipment Integration

2.2.5     Multi-Family Dwelling Applications

2.2.6     Regulatory Landscape Developments

2.2.6.1     China

2.2.6.2     California

2.2.6.3     India

2.3   Barriers to Energy Storage in Commercial Buildings

2.3.1     Cost

2.3.2     Safety

2.3.3     Stakeholder Misalignment of Priorities

2.3.4     Distribution Network Blindness

3. Commercial Building Energy Storage Technologies

3.1   Energy Storage in UPS Systems

3.1.1     Maturity of the UPS Market

3.1.2     New Developments in UPS Technologies

3.2   Energy Storage in Thermal Energy Storage Systems

3.2.1     Ice Storage

3.2.2     Heat Storage

3.3   Energy Storage in Electrical Storage Systems

3.3.1     Chemistry Choice in EES

3.3.2     Projected Price Declines in EES Technologies

4. Key Industry Players

4.1   Introduction

4.2   UPS Integration Companies

4.2.1     Emerson Electric Company

4.2.2     General Electric Co.

4.2.3     S&C Electric

4.2.4     Schneider Electric / APC

4.3   Thermal Energy Storage Companies

4.3.1     Baltimore Air Coil

4.3.2     Cryogel

4.3.3     Evapco Inc.

4.3.4     FAFCO

4.3.5     Ice Energy

4.3.6     Steffes Corporation

4.4   Electrical Energy Storage Companies

4.4.1     A123 Systems

4.4.2     Greensmith Energy Management Systems

4.4.3     GS Yuasa

4.4.4     SolarCity

4.4.5     Stem

4.4.6     Sunverge

4.4.7     Xtreme Energy

4.4.8     ZBB Energy

5. Market Forecasts

5.1   Introduction

5.2   Asia Pacific and Rest of World

5.2.1     Asia Pacific/Rest of World UPS Forecast

5.2.2     Asia Pacific/Rest of World EES Forecast

5.2.3     Asia Pacific/Rest of World TES Forecast

5.3   Europe

5.3.1     Europe UPS Forecast

5.3.2     Europe EES Forecast

5.3.3     Europe TES Forecast

5.4   North America

5.4.1     North America UPS Forecast

5.4.2     North America EES Forecast

5.4.3     North America TES Forecast

5.5   Global Forecast by Technology Type

5.5.1     Global UPS Energy Storage Systems

5.5.2     Global Electrical Energy Storage Systems

5.5.3     Global Thermal Energy Storage Systems

5.6   Conclusions and Recommendations

6. Company Directory
7. Acronym and Abbreviation List
8. Table of Contents
9. Table of Charts
10. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts and Figures

  • Energy Storage in Commercial Buildings Revenue and Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Level 3 DC Fast Charging Battery Backup Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Energy Storage System Capital Costs by Technology: 2013
  • Thermal Energy Storage Revenue by Application, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Expected Lithium Ion Cell Prices by Chemistry: 2012, 2015
  • Energy Storage in Commercial Buildings Revenue and Capacity by System Type, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Energy Storage in Commercial Buildings Revenue and Capacity by System Type, Asia Pacific and Rest of World: 2013-2022
  • Energy Storage in Commercial Buildings Revenue and Capacity by System Type, Europe: 2013-2022
  • Energy Storage in Commercial Buildings Revenue and Capacity by System Type, North America: 2013-2022
  • UPS Energy Storage Systems Revenue and Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Commercial Building Electrical Energy Storage Systems Revenue and Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Commercial Building Thermal Energy Storage Systems Revenue and Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022

List of Tables

  • General Electric SWOT Analysis
  • S&C Electric SWOT Analysis
  • Schneider Electric / APC SWOT Analysis
  • Baltimore Air Coil SWOT Analysis
  • Cryogel SWOT Analysis
  • Ice Energy SWOT Analysis
  • Steffes SWOT Analysis
  • A123 Systems SWOT Analysis
  • Greensmith SWOT Analysis
  • SolarCity SWOT Analysis
  • Stem SWOT Analysis
  • ZBB SWOT Analysis
  • Commercial Building Energy Systems Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2012-2022
  • Commercial Building Energy Systems Energy Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2012-2022
  • Commercial Building Energy Systems Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2012-2022
  • Net Present Value of ESCB System Payback through Demand Charge Reduction in Five Selected North American Cities
  • Cold Thermal Storage Incentives Comparison
  • Level 3 DC Fast Charging Battery Backup Units Installed by Region, World Markets: 2012-2022
  • Level 3 DC Fast Charging Battery Backup Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2012-2022
  • Cold Thermal Storage Technology Comparison
  • Thermal Energy Storage Revenue by Application, World Markets: 2012-2022
  • Energy Storage System Capital Costs by Technology: 2013
  • Expected Lithium Ion Cell Prices by Chemistry: 2012, 2015
  • Commercial Building Energy Storage Systems Revenue by System Type, World Markets: 2012-2022
  • Commercial Building Energy Storage Systems Revenue by System Type, North America: 2012-2022
  • Commercial Building Energy Storage Systems Revenue by System Type, Europe: 2012-2022
  • Commercial Building Energy Storage Systems Revenue by System Type, Asia Pacific and Rest of World: 2012-2022
  • Commercial Building Energy Storage Systems Energy Capacity by System Type, World Markets: 2012-2022
  • Commercial Building Energy Storage Systems Energy Capacity by System Type, North America: 2012-2022
  • Commercial Building Energy Storage Systems Energy Capacity by System Type, Europe: 2012-2022
  • Commercial Building Energy Storage Systems Energy Capacity by System Type, Asia Pacific and Rest of World: 2012-2022
  • Commercial Building Energy Storage Systems Power Capacity by System Type, World Markets: 2012-2022
  • Commercial Building Energy Storage Systems Power Capacity by System Type, North America: 2012-2022
  • Commercial Building Energy Storage Systems Power Capacity by System Type, Europe: 2012-2022
  • Commercial Building Energy Storage Systems Power Capacity by System Type, Asia Pacific and Rest of World: 2012-2022
  • UPS Energy Storage Systems Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2012-2022
  • Commercial Building Electrical Energy Storage Systems Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2012-2022
  • Commercial Building Thermal Energy Storage Systems Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2012-2022
  • UPS Energy Storage Systems Energy Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2012-2022
  • Commercial Building Electrical Energy Storage Systems Energy Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2012-2022
  • Commercial Building Thermal Energy Storage Energy Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2012-2022
  • UPS Energy Storage Systems Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2012-2022
  • Commercial Building Electrical Energy Storage Systems Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2012-2022
  • Commercial Building Thermal Energy Storage Systems Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2012-2022

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