There are more electric cars that will use batteries. In the long run, electricity storage will be a larger market for battery cells than for vehicles. Already in 2030, this market will grow in size for electric cars, which is also growing at a rapid pace, says civil engineer Lars Lisdahl, a partner at Rystad Energy.
This market, which may be a bit under the radar due to all the interest in electric cars, comes in all possible sizes. Tesla Powerwall is perhaps the most popular in the consumer segment. It is a 13.5 kWh household battery used in the United States to store self-generated solar energy and supply power when the price is high.
In the coming years, storing electricity in the grid will become increasingly common. Everything from household batteries to batteries in the local network and the giants that will make it possible in many countries to launch so-called “peak devices” for peak consumption service. In New York, a battery with a capacity of more than 3 GWh is being built to replace two such gas peaks.
Although the market is growing rapidly, there is still a long way to go before manufacturers are on the other side of the learning curve and standardization of production. This means that energy storage can cost up to $500 per kilowatt-hour. It may seem like a lot, but the price of the phone is only 20 percent of that price. In addition, there is a lot of exchange and correction, building electronics and even plot costs.
The demand for battery cells is so great that the price is now rising. At least for a while, before a lot of new plants start, thinks Lysdahl, who we spoke to on this week’s podcast. Some of the increase is also due to the fact that the prices of materials such as nickel and lithium are rising sharply. But they’ll also go down in the long run.
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