Lithium-ion Dominates Stationary Storage—But Competition is Coming

Lithium-ion Dominates Stationary Storage—But Competition is Coming

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries will continue to dominate the stationary energy storage sector, according to Lux Research. The dominance is not total, however. Lux found that a new approach, current generation flow battery technology, “has an economic case for certain very large and long-duration applications.” The … Read more…

Study: Confusion, Growth Opportunities in Building Management Systems

Study: Confusion, Growth Opportunities in Building Management Systems

A survey by MACH Energy found that 44 percent of 800 facility management professionals have an energy management system (EMS) deployed. Of those, almost 70 percent have a building management system (BMS) and not a standalone EMS. The company says that the results suggest both … Read more…

Analysts: BEMS Market to Grow

Analysts: BEMS Market to Grow

Lux Research says that the building energy management systems (BEMS) sector is growing. It is using software-as-a-service (SaaS) approaches and pricing as low as $0.01/ft2 to grow. That progress has been buttressed by $1.4 billion in Venture Capital funding between 2000 and 2014. The VC money was … Read more…

Silicon Module Costs Dip to $0.48/W by 2020, says Lux

Silicon Module Costs Dip to $0.48/W by 2020, says Lux

High-efficiency silicon technologies are the next wave of solar innovation, raising module efficiencies as high as 24 percent over the next five years, according to Lux Research’s report “Silicon Solar Cell and Module Roadmap.” The emerging technologies – such as passivated emitter, rear-contact (PERC) and … Read more…

A Winning Strategy: Daylighting Sensors Combined with Occupancy Sensors

A Winning Strategy: Daylighting Sensors Combined with Occupancy Sensors

Integrated lighting technologies that combine daylighting with light sensing and controls can achieve internal rates of return of 24 percent and lead to gains of up to $27 billion in lighting energy costs, according to Lux Research. Daylighting technologies deliver energy savings of between 90-95 … Read more…

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