All told, 633 advanced energy storage projects have been or are being completed at this moment. Navigant Research has spun the globe, tallied the figures, and announced that eye-watering figure in their report Energy Storage Tracker 3Q13. During the first half of this year alone, the burgeoning field saw 38 new projects to add to a market already teeming with activities. The ultra-high speed growth of the industry is clear given the fact that there were only 562 projects running or being commissioned at the close of 2012. There is a danger for the promising figures to conceal a deeper issue, though, as the technologies implemented and the energy storage applications are equally diverse – the 633 projects together cover 865 separate systems.
Alstom is the market leader, with a 19% share of the industry, Germany comes second in the shape of Voith, while Gridflex flies the American flag in third. While the Continental companies are hogging a large share of the pie, Asia Pacific can still boast of having the highest installed capacity anywhere. Its 1.2 GW represents 47% of world capacity.
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