Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Lithium Ion Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage

Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 16 Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturers

The lithium ion (Li-ion) battery industry has gone from one crisis to the next, including lower than expected sales in the electric vehicle segment as well as safety incidents that have damaged the technology’s reputation. As a result, the vendor landscape has consolidated, leading to bankruptcies, factory closings, and a general investor pullback. Nevertheless, the market is still crowded with dozens of players, all of whom are competing to remain viable in this promising but challenging sector.

Navigant Research Leaderboard Report:  Lithium Ion Batteries for Stationary Energy StorageThe contract wins are coming for Li-ion vendors, although not soon enough or at large enough scales to keep all of the market participants afloat. The coming years will be crucial for each of the major players. Those that have established a viable strategy, and are capable of executing that strategy, should be able to flourish once the marketplace matures. Navigant Research forecasts that the Li-ion stationary energy storage market will grow from 27 MW of global installed capacity in 2013 to 1,753 MW in 2022.

This Navigant Research Leaderboard Report examines the strategy and execution of 16 Li-ion vendors that are active in the stationary energy storage market and rates them on 12 criteria, including systems integration, safety engineering, chemistry performance, geographic reach, manufacturing and product performance, pricing, and overall corporate financial health. Using Navigant Research’s proprietary Leaderboard methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and ranked with the goal of providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the global Li-ion market.

Top 10 Vendors:

1.  LG Chem

2.  Johnson Controls Inc.

3.  Samsung SDI

4.  Microvast

5.  Lishen

6.  Hitachi

7.  Saft

8.  Toshiba

9.  GS Yuasa

10.  Panasonic

Key Questions Addressed:
  • Who are the leaders in providing lithium ion batteries for stationary energy storage applications?
  • What are the key metrics used to evaluate market performance in the Li-ion industry?
  • How is the Li-ion industry reacting to challenging market conditions?
  • How does safety engineering, or the lack thereof, influence competition in the Li-ion industry?
  • Which market participants are performing at a low enough level that their future existence is in doubt?
  • How do the pricing, geographic reach, and go-to market strategies of the leading companies in this market compare?
Who needs this report?
  • Lithium ion battery vendors
  • Lithium ion stationary energy storage system purchasers
  • Energy storage vendors
  • Electric utilities
  • Systems integrators
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1   Market Introduction

1.2   Criteria Overview

1.3   The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid

2. Market Overview

2.1   Overview

2.2   Market Definition

2.2.1    Li-ion Chemistries

2.3   Market Drivers

2.4   Market Barriers

2.5   Market Trends

3. The Navigant Research Leaderboard

3.1   Navigant Research Leaderboard Categories

3.1.1    Leaders

3.1.2    Contenders

3.1.3    Challengers

3.1.4    Followers

3.2   The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid

4. Company Rankings and Profiles

4.1   Leaders

4.1.1    LG Chem

4.1.2    Johnson Controls Inc.

4.2   Contenders

4.2.1    Samsung SDI

4.2.2    Lishen

4.2.3    Hitachi

4.3   Challengers

4.3.1   Microvast

4.3.2   Saft

4.3.3   Toshiba

4.3.4   GS Yuasa

4.3.5   Panasonic

4.3.6   BYD

4.4   Followers

4.4.1    Dow Kokam

4.4.2    Thunder Sky

4.4.3    A123 Systems

4.4.4    Boston Power

4.4.5    Electrovaya

5. Company Directory
6. Acronym and Abbreviation List
7. Table of Contents
8. Table of Charts and Figures
9. Scope of Study and Methodology

9.1   Scope of Study

9.2   Sources and Methodology

9.2.1    Vendor Selection

9.2.2    Ratings Scale

9.2.2.1   Score Calculations

9.2.3    Criteria Definitions

9.2.3.1   Strategy

9.2.3.2   Execution

List of Charts and Figures

  • The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid
  • Lithium Ion Price Reduction Forecast by Sub-Chemistry Type, World Markets: 2013 and 2015
  • LG Chem Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Johnson Controls Inc. Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Samsung SDI Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Lishen Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Hitachi Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Microvast Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Saft Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Toshiba Strategy and Execution Scores
  • GS Yuasa Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Panasonic Strategy and Execution Scores
  • BYD Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Dow Kokam Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Thunder Sky Strategy and Execution Scores
  • A123 Systems Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Boston Power Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Electrovaya Strategy and Execution Scores

List of Tables

  • Lithium Ion Price Reduction Forecast by Sub-Chemistry Type, World Markets: 2013 and 2015
  • Navigant Research Leaderboard Overall Scores
  • Vendor Scores
  • Vendor Scores on Strategy Criteria
  • Vendor Scores on Execution Criteria

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