4Q 2019

Navigant Research Leaderboard: Flow Battery Vendors

Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 12 Flow Battery Vendors

Flow batteries have long been considered the next disruptive energy storage technology that will surpass the capabilities of lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries and enable a new wave of the industry’s growth. Over the past 5 years, flow batteries have failed to fulfill this potential. Dramatic price decreases for Li-ion batteries quickly undercut the planned development and pricing for many flow battery vendors. These developments led to several bankruptcies and slower than expected demand.

The global flow battery industry remains in early stages, despite the recent uptick in new project development. Many vendors offer similar technologies and products into similar markets with similar strategies. However, based on their existing installed base of projects and pipelines, several vendors are emerging as Leaders and top Contenders. These companies have superior in-house resources or established key partnerships with companies that can drive growth in terms of financial support, technical development, project origination, and access to new markets.

This Navigant Research Leaderboard evaluates the Strategy and Execution of 12 leading flow battery energy storage providers. Using the Navigant Research, a Guidehouse company, proprietary Leaderboard methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and ranked to provide industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the global market for flow batteries for grid energy storage. These companies are rated on 12 criteria: vision; go-to-market strategy; partners; production strategy; technology; geographic reach; sales, marketing, and distribution; product performance; product quality and reliability; product portfolio; pricing; and staying power.

Top 10 Vendors

1. CellCube

2. Sumitomo Electric

3. Lockheed Martin

4. redT

5. SCHMID Group

6. UniEnergy

7. ESS Inc.

8. Vionx Energy

9. Avalon Battery

10. Primus Power

Pages 51
Tables | Charts | Figures 20
  • Which players are the leading vendors of flow battery energy storage systems globally?
  • Which flow battery technologies and vendors will be best able to compete with lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries for stationary energy storage?
  • Which flow battery vendors have the most well-established and comprehensive product portfolios?
  • What are the key differences between flow battery vendors?
  • What are the different strategies used by various flow battery vendors?
  • Flow battery vendors
  • Energy storage systems integrators
  • Energy storage project developers
  • Independent power producers
  • Battery OEMs
  • Utilities
  • Engineering, procurement, and construction firms
  • Investor community

1. Executive Summary

1.1   Market Introduction

1.2   The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid

2. Market Overview

2.1   Market Definition

2.1.1   Flow Battery Technologies

2.1.1.1   Vanadium Redox

2.1.1.2   Zinc Bromide

2.1.1.3   Iron Electrolyte

2.1.1.4   Others

2.2   Market Drivers

2.2.1   Durability

2.2.2   Safety

2.2.3   Vanadium Mining Synergies

2.3   Market Barriers

2.4   Market Trends

3. The Navigant Research Leaderboard

3.1   The 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

4.1   Leaders

4.1.1   CellCube

4.1.2   Sumitomo Electric

4.2   Contenders

4.2.1   Lockheed Martin

4.2.2   redT

4.2.3   SCHMID Group

4.2.4   UniEnergy Technologies

4.2.5   ESS Inc.

4.2.6   Vionx Energy

4.2.7   Avalon Battery

4.2.8   Primus Power

4.3   Challengers

4.3.1   VRB Energy

4.3.2   Redflow

5. Acronym and Abbreviation List

6. Table of Contents

7. Table of Charts and Figures

8. Scope of Study and Methodology

8.1   Scope of Study

8.2   Sources and Methodology

8.2.1   Vendor Selection

8.2.2   Ratings Scale

8.2.2.1   Score Calculations

8.2.3   Criteria Definitions

8.2.3.1   Strategy

8.2.3.2   Execution

  • Annual Installed Utility-Scale Flow Battery Deployment Revenue by Region, All Application Segments, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid
  • Company Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Avalon Battery Company Strategy and Execution Scores
  • CellCube Company Strategy and Execution Scores
  • ESS Inc. Company Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Lockheed Martin Company Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Primus Power Company Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Redflow Company Strategy and Execution Scores
  • redT Company Strategy and Execution Scores
  • SCHMID Group Company Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Sumitomo Company Strategy and Execution Scores
  • UniEnergy Company Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Vionx Company Strategy and Execution Scores
  • VRB Energy Company Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Annual Installed Utility-Scale Flow Battery Deployment Revenue by Region, All Application Segments, World Markets: 2019-2028
  • The Navigant Research Leaderboard Overall Scores
  • Vendor Scores
  • Vendor Scores on Strategy Criteria
  • Vendor Scores on Execution Criteria
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