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Ian McClenny, Research Analyst

Ian McClenny

Ian McClenny is the lead analyst for Navigant Research’s Advanced Batteries Innovations research service, specializing in new and emerging energy storage devices for stationary, automotive, and niche applications. McClenny has a wide variety of battery knowledge, ranging from materials and supply chain considerations in next generation technologies to emerging markets and business models for fully commercial energy storage systems. He has worked with several players across the energy storage value chain to identify key players in the industry and analyze new market opportunities for emerging technologies.

As a chemical and materials engineer, McClenny has conducted highly technical research for fuel cell and battery components where his projects ranged from the characterization and reaction testing of porous materials to providing recommendations for cathode fabrication processes. He also has extensive experience with process modeling, statistical analysis, and energy data forecasting for top energy storage manufacturers and systems integrators. McClenny has been cited in industry publications, including Utility Dive, Green Car Congress, and the Financial Times. He holds a BS in chemical engineering with a concentration in materials science from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Recent Reports

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  • Market Data: Advanced Energy Storage for Automotive Applications

    Li-Ion Traction Energy Batteries for Light Duty Passenger and Medium and Heavy Duty Buses and Trucks: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

    EV sales continue to rise rapidly around the world. Declining battery costs have positioned these vehicles for dramatic market success in the years to come, and long-range EVs are now competitive in price among economy brands after subsidies. This milestone marks a threshold likely to move EVs from a niche vehicle option to the next...

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  • Energy Storage Tracker 3Q17

    Market Share Data, Industry Trends, Market Analysis, and Project Tracking

    Energy storage is shifting from being considered a complementary addition to renewable energy projects to standalone solutions that provide customers and system owners with significant value. In 2016 and through 2017 thus far, traditional emerging markets in the energy storage sector became the prime targets for new and established ...

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  • Advanced Batteries for Unmanned Vehicles

    Energy Storage for Commercial Air, Ground, and Underwater Drones:

    Unmanned vehicles (UVs), also known as drones, are experiencing a wave a popularity in the commercial, military, and consumer market segments. Intelligent UVs can provide increased efficiency and higher resolution visual inspections relative to traditional manual methods. Additionally, powered air, ground, or maritime vehicles can f...

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  • Hybrid Advanced Battery Markets

    Battery-Battery, Battery-Capacitor, and Other Hybrid Systems:

    The stationary energy storage industry has begun to explore grid-scale hybrid solutions known as hybrid energy storage systems (HESSs). Navigant Research defines a HESS as a stationary ESS that integrates two or more energy storage technologies with complementary operating characteristics. The aim is to deliver power capacity, energ...

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Recent Blog Posts

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  • Funding R&D for Improved Advanced Batteries

    June 8, 2017

    The battery of the future must meet the performance standards of industry stakeholders in the motive and stationary energy storage sectors. Navigant Research anticipates the following criteria will be key in the development of new battery advancements going forward: Improved safety to reduce susceptibility to overheating Abundant r...

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  • Energy Storage Access Issues for Low Income Customers

    June 1, 2017

    The total cost of ownership of distributed battery energy storage systems (BESSs) has gone down significantly in the past several years. Given the anticipated continuance of this trend and the emergence of energy storage financing asset classes, Navigant Research expects the global market for residential Li-ion BESSs to reach $310.7...

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  • Materials Handling Sector Trends Upward with IoT and Automation

    May 4, 2017

    As digitization and automation become mainstream, materials handling vehicles (MHVs) are evolving from passive tools to intelligent, connected pieces of the supply chain. Navigant Research believes that advanced technology options for MHVs are nascent in the materials handling industry and offer significant improvements over traditi...

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  • The Growing Importance of Recycling Spent Advanced Battery Materials

    April 27, 2017

    Advanced batteries across all applications are proliferating the market in unfathomable numbers. Navigant Research expects advanced batteries to reach a cumulative 24.2 GW in new capacity globally by 2020—for stationary energy storage alone. As these assets have lifespans ranging from 4 to 20 years depending on the technology, the...

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Recent Press Releases

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