4Q 2018

Thermal Energy Storage

Thermal Energy Storage Systems for Residential and C&I Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

As the behind-the-meter (BTM) distributed energy storage market matures, residential and commercial and industrial (C&I) customers are seeking low cost distributed energy storage systems tailored for specific sector needs. At the same time, industry players are becoming more adept at determining the best applications for these systems. BTM thermal energy storage systems (TESSs) are emerging as an important technology that can provide cost and energy savings for system owners and the power grid.

TESSs are technologies that store thermal energy by heating or cooling a storage medium so that the stored energy can be used later for heating and cooling applications. Primarily a strategic technology, BTM TESSs enable owners to optimize energy bill management strategies, participate in utility-sponsored demand response (DR) programs, and meet corporate or government sustainability goals. These systems also provide resilient backup energy and deliver grid benefits to regional transmission organizations/independent system operators and local distribution system utilities. The emerging confluence of technical, environmental, economic, and regulatory factors is driving interest in thermal energy storage (TES) technologies, particularly grid-interactive water heaters (GIWHs) and ice-based systems.

This Navigant Research report analyzes the global market drivers and barriers influencing the deployment of BTM residential and C&I TESSs. The study examines the key issues and customer dynamics that are driving increased interest in TES technologies, specifically GIWHs and ice-based systems. Global market forecasts, broken out by segment and region, extend through 2027. The report also examines the major regional trends related to residential and C&I TESSs, as well as the competitive landscape.

Pages 44
Tables | Charts | Figures 13
  • What is thermal energy storage (TES) and how is it used?
  • How does TES compare with other storage technologies?
  • What are the primary applications and market segments for TES systems (TESSs)?
  • What new regulatory policies will expand TESS opportunities around the world?
  • What new markets are opening for TESS technologies?
  • How quickly will global capacity and revenue for TESSs grow through 2027?
  • Energy storage technology vendors
  • Energy service companies (ESCOs)
  • Commercial building owners and managers
  • Renewable energy project developers
  • Utilities
  • Government agencies and policymakers
  • Investor community

1. Executive Summary

1.1   Introduction to Thermal Energy Storage

1.2   Market Drivers

1.3   Market Forecast

2. Market Issues

2.1   Market Overview

2.2   TES Technologies

2.2.1   Sensible TES Technologies

2.2.1.1   TES Tanks

2.2.1.2   Electric Resistance Storage Water Heaters

2.2.1.2.1   Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters

2.2.1.2.2   Grid-Interactive Water Heaters

2.2.2   Latent TES Technologies

2.2.2.1   Static Ice Internal-Melt TESSs

2.2.2.2   Static Ice External-Melt TESSs

2.2.2.3   Encapsulated Ice TESSs

2.2.2.4   Unitary Ice TESSs

2.2.3   TESS Installed Costs

2.3   Market Drivers

2.3.1   Global Demand for Heating and Cooling

2.3.1.1   Global Demand for Heating and the Global Shift toward Electrification

2.3.1.2   Global Demand for Cooling and Peak Electricity Demand

2.3.2   Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

2.3.3   Energy Cost Management

2.3.4   Grid Services

2.3.5   Emergence of VPPs

2.4   Market Barriers

2.4.1   Customer Acquisition Barriers

2.4.2   Regulatory Barriers

2.4.3   Technology Barriers

3. Key Industry Players

3.1   Leading TESS Companies

3.1.1   Axiom Exergy

3.1.2   CALMAC

3.1.3   Ice Energy

3.1.4   Steffes ETS

3.1.5   Sequentric Energy Systems

3.1.6   Sunamp

3.1.7   Viking Cold Solutions

4. Regional Analysis

4.1   Overview

4.2   North America

4.2.1   Ice Energy and SCE

4.2.2   Axiom Exergy and Con Edison

4.2.3   Viking Cold Solutions and the San Diego Food Bank

4.2.4   Steffes and HECO

4.2.5   GIWHs and Bonneville Power Administration

4.2.6   GIWHs and Great River Energy

4.3   Europe

4.3.1   UK

4.3.1.1   Sunamp and the Scottish Government

4.4   Asia Pacific

4.4.1   Japan

4.4.2   Australia

4.4.3   South Korea

4.5   Rest of World

5. Market Forecasts

5.1   Forecast Assumptions and Methodology

5.2   C&I Power Capacity

5.3   C&I Market Revenue

5.4   Residential Power Capacity

5.5   Residential Market Revenue

5.6   Conclusions and Recommendations

6. Acronym and Abbreviation List

7. Table of Contents

8. Table of Charts and Figures

9. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

  • Annual C&I Thermal Energy Storage Power Capacity Deployments by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Annual C&I Thermal Energy Storage Vendor Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Annual Residential Thermal Energy Storage Power Capacity Deployments by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Annual Residential Thermal Energy Storage Vendor Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Annual C&I Thermal Energy Storage Energy Capacity Deployments by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Annual Residential Thermal Energy Storage Energy Capacity Deployments by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027


  • Annual C&I Thermal Energy Storage Power Capacity Deployments by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Annual C&I Thermal Energy Storage Energy Capacity Deployments by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Annual C&I Thermal Energy Storage Vendor Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Annual Residential Thermal Energy Storage Power Capacity Deployments by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Annual Residential Thermal Energy Storage Energy Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Annual Residential Thermal Energy Storage Vendor Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2027
  • Installed Costs for TESSs
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