26 Dec '14, 7pm

Energy storage is at cusp of strong growth with U.S. commercial solar customers, says analyst:

Again we need to think about the present incumbent technologies and how the economics work with respect to them – such as in South Asia, Africa or Latin America. In those locations the incumbent technology has been diesel gen sets. Here storage has a great opportunity to either replace or reduce the use of diesel gen sets in these applications. But purely in terms of economics, the costs are not quite there yet and particular with lithium ion that is further down the road purely as a backup solution. But even the emerging technologies that we discussed early, such as advanced lead acid or flow batteries, I think the cost and the commercial readiness is not there yet to see it take off in the next 12 to 18 months.

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