Research Articles

by Daniele Gatti

06 May 2021

How Will Hydrogen Technologies be More Competitive in the Future

Why should people buy a hydrogen car, if they will barely opt for an electric one?
01 Apr 2021

Electrolyzers are the First Step Toward Green Hydrogen Production

The strong potential of hydrogen is driven by the fact that it is impossible to electrify some of the most polluting sectors, including the steel, ammonia, and glass industries. In these sectors, hydrogen will be produced from renewable energy employing electrolyzer systems.
24 Feb 2021

IDTechEx Overview of the Redox Flow Battery Market

Among the Li-ion batteries competitors, the Redox Flow Battery (RFB) system is one of the main competitors currently approaching the market.
09 Feb 2021

The Future Evolution of Batteries for Stationary Applications

With more than 1TWh of battery capacity installed in the ten-year forecast and a market size of $56bn, the "Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage 2021-2031" report shows the fast-growing scale of this market, analyzing the main technologies involved in this energetic revolution.
12 Jan 2021

The Future of Stationary Energy Storage is Led by Policy & Renewables

Electricity generation from renewable energies is growing on a daily basis and, to integrate their variable nature, energy storage systems are growing in parallel. IDTechEx have investigated the evolution of the energy storage market, forecasting its growth in the next ten years, in the new report: "Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage 2021-2031".
21 Dec 2020

How is the Hydrogen Market Evolving?

IDTechEx investigate the evolution of the hydrogen market and the development of the hydrogen economies of the major countries around the world in their new report "The Hydrogen Economy, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Production Methods".
21 Oct 2020

What's on the Energy Storage Market Beside Lithium-ion Batteries? Pt 2

In this second article from IDTechEx, a more detailed analysis about the different chemistries will show the main RFB technologies currently available or under development, beginning with the most adopted and investigated Redox Flow Batteries (RFB), the Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (VRFB).
08 Oct 2020

What's on the Energy Storage Market Beside Lithium-Ion Batteries? Pt 1

In this first part of a series of articles from IDTechEx, an overview of the flow batteries characteristics is provided, extrapolated from IDTechEx's recent report "Redox Flow Battery 2020-2030: Forecast, Challenges, Opportunities".
04 Oct 2020

The Next Stage of the Electricity Grid

The electricity market is evolving to allow a higher integration of variable energy sources and a new class of devices is approaching the market to satisfy this necessity.
08 Sep 2020

The Evolving Energy Grid Demands High Energy Storage, and Power Output

The electricity grid is undergoing its first evolution since the invention of the power transmission system, and energy storage devices, particularly mechanical energy storage devices, will play a solid role in this evolution.
04 Aug 2020

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, What Their Future Looks Like

Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are considered by the most, as two competing technologies. Although both technologies power an electric motor, they have different properties and each of them is well suited for some uses more than others.
05 Jun 2020

Why Are We Still Talking About Hydrogen Economy and Fuel Cells?

Once every ten years the promising future of a hydrogen economy and fuel cells is announced. Hydrogen over the years has had several periods of hypes, which always blow off as nothing concrete, but why are we still talking about it? And why is there still the belief of a hydrogen economy, when Li-ion batteries are dominating the market?