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Stationary Flow Battery Storage Market Size - By Technology (Vanadium Redox, Zinc Bromine), By Phase (Electric Energy Time Shift, Frequency Regulation, Renewable Integration) & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI5917
  • Published Date: Jun 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Stationary Flow Battery Storage Industry Analysis

Stationary Flow Battery Storage Market size was valued at USD 2 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 30.4% between 2023 and 2032. The demand for energy storage systems has been increasing due to the integration of renewable energy sources, grid stabilization needs, and a growing focus on decarbonization. Flow batteries offer several advantages, including long cycle life, scalability, deep discharge capabilities, and the ability to separate power and energy capacity. These characteristics make them suitable for various applications, such as renewable energy integration, grid support, and industrial applications. The global market for stationary battery storage is expected to exceed USD 870 billion by 2032.
 

Stationary Flow Battery Storage Market

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The stationary flow battery storage industry has witnessed increased research and development investments to enhance battery performance, increase energy density, improve durability, and optimize cost-effectiveness.
 

A stationary flow battery storage, also known as a redox stationary flow battery storage, is an electrochemical energy storage device that uses two chemical components dissolved in liquid electrolytes. Unlike conventional batteries where the chemical reactions occur within the battery cells, flow batteries store energy in external tanks or reservoirs. Favorable government policies and regulations promoting renewable energy, energy storage, and decarbonization initiatives have a positive impact on the stationary flow battery storage market. Supportive policies can encourage the deployment and adoption of stationary flow battery storage systems.
 

While flow batteries offer unique advantages, they face competition from other energy storage technologies like lithium-ion batteries, which have seen significant cost reductions and widespread adoption. Flow batteries need to continue improving their performance and reducing costs to remain competitive in the stationary flow battery storage market.
 

One of the key challenges for flow batteries has been their relatively higher cost compared to other energy storage technologies like lithium-ion batteries. However, ongoing research and development efforts aim to improve the performance and reduce the overall cost of stationary flow battery storage systems, making them more competitive in the stationary flow battery storage market.
 

Moreover, the renewable energy integration measures implemented by respective government authorities will further boost the demand for reliable and efficient backup power systems. The battery storage systems play an important role toward integration of renewable energy sources into the electricity grid at the minimal cost, which ensures secured energy supply by fulfilling the 2050 decarbonization objectives under the EU Green Deal.
 

COVID-19 Impact

The widespread pandemic caused disruptions in global supply chains, affecting the production and delivery of components and materials required for energy storage systems, including flow batteries. Manufacturing delays and shortages could have impacted the availability and installation of stationary flow battery storage projects. The pandemic led to various restrictions and lockdown measures, which affected project timelines across industries. Energy storage projects, including stationary flow battery storage installations, might have experienced delays due to the inability to access sites, disruptions in construction activities, and uncertainty in financing. However, the long-term importance of energy storage for grid stability and renewable energy integration remains intact.
 

Stationary Flow Battery Storage Market Trends

The transition towards renewable energy sources, which include solar and wind power, requires effective energy storage solutions to address intermittent generation and ensure grid stability. Flow batteries provide long-duration energy storage, making them suitable for storing excess energy generated from renewables and releasing it during periods of low generation. Flow batteries help stabilize the electric grid by providing fast response times and grid services such as frequency regulation, load shifting, and peak shaving. They can absorb excess energy during periods of low demand and release it during peak demand, reducing strain on the grid and enhancing its resiliency. Flow batteries enable time shifting of energy by storing electricity during low-demand periods and supplying it during high-demand periods. This capability helps manage peak demand, reduce reliance on expensive peak power generation, and optimize electricity costs.
 

Stationary Flow Battery Storage Technology Segmentation

Stationary Flow Battery Storage Market, By Technology,

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The stationary flow battery storage market from vanadium redox technology held over USD 1 billion revenue in 2022. Advances in VRFB technology have led to improvements in energy storage capacity. Manufacturers have been working on scaling up VRFB systems to provide larger storage capacities, making them suitable for utility-scale applications and enabling grid-level energy storage. Increasing energy storage capacity is an important factor driving the adoption of VRFBs in the market. The cost of VRFB systems has been decreasing over time due to technological advancements and economies of scale. Manufacturers have been optimizing the design, materials, and manufacturing processes to reduce costs. Furthermore, ongoing research and development efforts focused on improving the energy efficiency, performance, and overall economics of VRFBs, make them more competitive with other energy storage technologies.
 

Stationary Flow Battery Storage Application Segmentation

Stationary Flow Battery Storage Market Revenue Share, By Application,

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The stationary flow battery storage market from frequency regulation segment is set to expand at a CAGR of 28% during the forecast period. It involves the synchronization of generation assets to maintain a stable frequency in the electrical grid. With the ongoing integration of clean energy systems, there is a growing need for cost-effective technologies to ensure effective grid operation and synchronization. This increasing demand for energy storage systems, including batteries, is driven by their ability to provide frequency regulation services and support the integration of renewable energy sources.
 

Flow batteries play a crucial role in integrating renewable energy sources including solar and wind, into the grid. They can store intermittent renewable energy when generation exceeds demand and release it when generation is low, ensuring a more stable and reliable power supply. Electric energy time shift (EETS) or demand response refers to the practice of reducing or shifting energy consumption during peak hours in response to Time of Use (TOU) tariffs or other financial incentives. It is considered a valuable resource option by the power industry as it helps lower energy consumption, save money, and defer investments in new power plants and delivery systems. EETS allows consumers to optimize their energy usage by utilizing electricity when prices are lower, typically during off-peak periods.
 

Stationary Flow Battery Storage Regional Analysis

 Europe Stationary Flow Battery Storage Market Size

Europe stationary flow battery storage market has been actively expanding its renewable energy capacity, with a strong focus on wind and solar power. Flow batteries are being deployed to integrate and manage the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources, ensuring grid stability and maximizing the utilization of renewable energy. European countries are implementing supportive policies and regulations to promote energy storage and decarbonization. This includes incentives, subsidies, and feed-in tariffs that encourage the adoption of stationary flow battery storage systems and other energy storage technologies.
 

The European Union's Clean Energy Package and various national renewable energy targets are driving the growth of the stationary flow battery storage market. Flow batteries provide grid flexibility and resilience by offering long-duration energy storage capabilities. This is particularly important in Europe, where the energy transition involves increasing renewable energy penetration and the phasing out of fossil fuel-based power plants. Europe places a strong emphasis on sustainability and the circular economy. Flow batteries are seen as environmentally friendly energy storage solutions due to their long lifespan, recyclability of materials, and use of non-toxic electrolytes. The development of sustainable and circular stationary flow battery storage technologies aligns with the European Union's objectives for a clean and sustainable energy system.
 

Stationary Flow Battery Storage Industry Leaders

Some of the key companies operating across the stationary flow battery storage market are VRB ENERGY, Redflow Limited, Invinity Energy Systems PLC, Primus Power Corporation, ESS Inc., EverFlow, ELESTOR, Largo Inc., and Voltstorage GmbH. Major manufacturers across Asia Pacific, the U.S., and the Middle East & Africa are inclined toward mergers & acquisitions, strategic collaborations, partnerships, and joint ventures to further gain a competitive advantage in the market.
 

Stationary Flow Battery Storage Industry News:

  • In March 2021, VRB Energy announced a collaboration with Eguana Technologies to develop integrated energy storage solutions using VRB Energy's VRFB technology and Eguana's AC Battery platform. The collaboration aimed to provide a more cost-effective and efficient energy storage solution for residential and commercial applications.
     

  • In February 2021, Redflow announced a supply agreement with German-based technology company Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (MR) to deliver Redflow's ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries for integration into MR's Energy Storage Inverter systems. This collaboration aimed to provide a combined energy storage solution for industrial and commercial applications.
     

This stationary flow battery storage market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in MW & USD Million from 2019 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Technology

  • Vanadium Redox
  • Zinc Bromine
  • Others

Market, By Application

  • Electric Energy Time Shift
  • Frequency Regulation
  • Renewable Integration
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia 
  • Rest of World

 

Authors: Ankit Gupta, Vinayak Shukla

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of stationary flow battery storage was surpassed USD 2 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 30.4% by 2032, says this GMI report.

Vanadium redox technology held the highest market value of over USD 1 billion in 2022, due to the advances in VRFB technology that have led to improvements in energy storage capacity.

The frequency regulation application will record more than 28% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, as it involves the synchronization of generation assets to maintain a stable frequency in the electrical grid.

VRB ENERGY, Redflow Limited, Invinity Energy Systems PLC, Primus Power Corporation, ESS Inc., EverFlow, ELESTOR, Largo Inc., and Voltstorage GmbH.

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