Reference : Business Models and Profitability of Energy Storage
Scientific journals : Article
Business & economic sciences : Strategy & innovation
Sustainable Development
Business Models and Profitability of Energy Storage
Baumgarte, Felix [University of Bayreuth > FIM Research Center > > ; Fraunhofer FIT > Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering]
Glenk, Gunther [University of Mannheim > Business School > > ; Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT > MIT CEEPR]
Rieger, Alexander mailto [University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > FINATRAX >]
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[en] Energy Management ; Energy Storage ; Energy Systems
[en] Rapid growth of intermittent renewable power generation makes the identification of investment opportunities in energy storage and the establishment of their profitability indispensable. Here we first present a conceptual framework to characterize business models of energy storage and systematically differentiate investment opportunities. We then use the framework to examine which storage technologies can perform the identified business models and review the recent literature regarding the profitability of individual combinations of business models and technologies. Our analysis shows that a set of commercially available technologies can serve all identified business models. We also find that certain combinations appear to have approached a tipping point toward profitability. Yet, this conclusion only holds for combinations examined most recently or stacking several business models. Many technologically feasible combinations have been neglected, indicating a need for further research to provide a detailed and conclusive understanding about the profitability of energy storage.
Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) > Other
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public

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