Navigant Research Names ViZn Energy and Sumitomo Electric Leading Vendors of Non-Lithium Ion Batteries for Grid Storage

  Navigant Research Names ViZn Energy and Sumitomo Electric Leading Vendors of
  Non-Lithium Ion Batteries for Grid Storage

A critical factor for all non-Lithium ion companies will be a continued
ability to reduce costs in the coming years, report finds

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BOULDER, Colo. -- September 26, 2017

A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and
execution of 13 vendors of non-lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries for grid

Despite the popularity they’ve gained in the last couple years—thanks to
increases in manufacturing capacity and sales volumes from the complementary
electric vehicle industry—Li-ion batteries are not well-suited for all
stationary storage applications. Many non-Li-ion battery technology providers,
ranging from startups to well-established corporations, are recognizing an
opportunity to capture a piece of the industry by offering alternative
technologies such as flow batteries, advanced lead-acid batteries, and
zinc-based batteries. Click to tweet: According to a new Leaderboard report
from @NavigantRSRCH, in terms of strategy and execution, ViZn Energy and
Sumitomo Electric are the leading vendors of non-Li-ion batteries for grid

“The leaders that have emerged in this market have been able to leverage
either the low cost of their technology, the strong technical capabilities of
their products, or their financial strength and industry experience to win new
projects,” says Alex Eller, research analyst at Navigant Research. “However,
despite the advantages of these technologies, Li-ion batteries have
significant momentum in storage markets worldwide. Any companies with
competing technologies must continually reduce costs and hone their strategy
to capitalize on the advantages their technologies pose.”

The grid energy storage industry is projected to maintain its global pattern
of rapid growth over the coming years, according to the report. As the market
develops further, companies that define strategies and look to grow their
capabilities now will be best positioned for success.

The report, Navigant Research Leaderboard: Non-Lithium Ion Batteries for Grid
Storage, evaluates the Strategy and Execution of 13 leading non-Li-ion battery
energy storage providers. 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. Using
Navigant Research’s proprietary Leaderboard methodology, vendors are profiled,
rated, and ranked with the goal of providing industry participants with an
objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in
the global market for non-Li-ion batteries for grid energy storage. An
Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant
Research website.

About Navigant Research

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* The information contained in this press release concerning the report,
Navigant Research Leaderboard: Non-Lithium Ion Batteries for Grid Storage, is
a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on
market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are
inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those
contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report
for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s
conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant
Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the
information contained in this press release or the report.

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