Thermal Energy Storage Market Growth, Size, Share, Trends, Key Players Analysis, and Forecast till 2031

Thermal Energy Storage Market Size and Forecast (2021 - 2031), Global and Regional Share, Trend, and Growth Opportunity Analysis Report Coverage: By Type (Sensible Heat Storage, Latent Heat Storage, Thermochemical Storage), Storage Material (Water, Molten Salt, PCM, Others), Application (District Heating and Cooling, Power Generation, Process Heating and Cooling), and End User (Utility, Nonutility) and Geography

  • Report Code : TIPRE00005595
  • Category : Energy and Power
  • No. of Pages : 150
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The Thermal Energy Storage Market size is projected to reach US$ 32,981.74 million by 2031 from US$ 22,120.71 million in 2023. The market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.1% in 2023–2031. The growing proliferation of renewable resources in the overall power mix and increasing focus on achieving zero carbon emissions in different states and countries fuel the thermal energy storage market growth. The volatile geopolitical scenarios worldwide have shown the importance of energy storage facilities in managing energy emergencies. In many energy storage facilities, thermal storage is one of the most cost-efficient and feasible options, driving the application of thermal energy storage technologies in residential, commercial, and industrial sectors globally.

Thermal Energy Storage Market Analysis

The energy resources for power generation primarily include coal, natural gas, nuclear, oil, and biomass. Renewable resources consist of solar, wind, and hybrid resources. After producing energy by leveraging different available resources, producers primarily distribute the generated energy to end-use or application areas. The generated energy is transmitted to end-use areas as per requirement, but the surplus amount of produced energy is stored for later usage. Advantages of using energy storage Include a balanced supply of energy, reduced costs in peak hours, and proper utilization of stored surplus energy when required. BrightSource Energy Inc., Abengoa SA, Baltimore.

Thermal Energy Storage Market Overview

The end users of thermal energy storage include power plants, commercial and residential establishments, and industries such as manufacturing, textile, transportation, and food & beverages. The evolving energy scenario across the globe is creating a demand for energy storage infrastructure. The storage infrastructure allows the storage of energy and its usage as per the requirement. Thermal energy storage is also critical owing to the required balance of energy supply and demand for heating and cooling applications. It also enhances flexibility in electricity-only applications, including thermal power plant retrofits. Advancements in storage systems and a rise in research and development in energy management systems are contributing to the growth of the storage infrastructure.

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Thermal Energy Storage Market: Strategic Insights

Thermal Energy Storage Market

  • CAGR (2023 - 2031)
  • Market Size 2023
    US$ 22,120.71 million
  • Market Size 2031
    US$ 32,981.74 million

Market Dynamics

  • Growing adoption in Concentrated Solar Plants
  • Application of AI for Optimization and Control of Thermal Energy Storage Systems
  • Application of Thermal Energy Storage Technology in Defense Sector

Key Players

  • Goss Engineering Inc.
  • Evapco Inc.
  • Burns & McDonnell Consultants Inc.
  • Baltimore Aircoil Co
  • BrightSource Energy Inc (Kelvin Energy Inc)
  • Sunamp Ltd
  • Calmac Corp
  • MAN Energy Solutions SE
  • Steffes LLC
  • Abengoa SA.

Regional Overview

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South and Central America
  • Middle East and Africa

Market Segmentation

  • Sensible Heat Storage
  • Latent Heat Storage
  • Thermochemical Storage
Storage Material
  • Water
  • Molten Salt
  • PCM
  • Others
  • District Heating and Cooling
  • Power Generation
  • Process Heating and Cooling
End User
  • Utility
  • Nonutility
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Thermal Energy Storage Market Drivers and Opportunities

The Growing Adoption of Concentrated Solar Plants is Expected to be the Prime Driver for the Thermal Energy Storage Market

Thermal energy storage technology, such as molten-salt storage, is widely leveraged at concentrated solar plants. Sodium chloride (NaCl), KCl, and MgCl 2 have potential applications in high-temperature thermal energy storage in CSP plants. Major countries such as the US, China, Germany, and South Africa focus on deploying CSPs and investing in advanced technologies to enhance the operational efficiency of the plants. This thermal energy can then be applied for industrial heat applications or to provide heat to a turbine or heat engine that can drive a generator and generate electricity. Thus, the increase in the expansion of the renewable energy sector and favorable government initiatives toward using a sustainable approach to reduce carbon emissions are fueling the investment in concentrated solar power plants (CSPs), which is driving the market growth.

Utilization of Thermal Energy Storage Technology in the Defense Sector

Defense applications impose a set of challenges on the usage of energy storage infrastructure. A stable, reliable, and steady power supply is important in defense applications. Phase change materials (PCM) are one of the most promising technologies in thermal energy storage. PCMs are being significantly employed and researched for enhancing the thermal performance of buildings by stabilizing temperature peaks as well as power-saving functions where heating or cooling is essential. Thus, the rise in the application of thermal energy storage technology in the defense sector is likely to create lucrative opportunities for the thermal energy storage market growth during the forecast period.

Thermal Energy Storage Market Report Segmentation Analysis

Key segments that contributed to the derivation of the thermal energy storage market analysis are type, storage material, application, and end-user.

  • Based on the type, the thermal energy storage market has been divided into sensible heat storage, latent heat storage, and thermochemical storage. The sensible heat storage segment held a larger market share in 2023.
  • In terms of storage material, the market has been segmented into water, molten salt, PCM, and others. The water segment dominated the market in 2023.
  • In terms of application, the market has been segmented into district heating and cooling, power generation, process heating, and cooling. The district heating and cooling segment dominated the market in 2023.
  • In terms of end-user, the market has been segmented into utility and nonutility. The utility segment dominated the market in 2023.

Thermal Energy Storage Market Share Analysis by Geography

The geographic scope of the Thermal Energy Storage Market report is mainly divided into five regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America.

Europe is leading the thermal energy storage market in 2023. The Europe thermal energy storage market is segmented into Germany, France, Italy, the UK, and Russia. In solar power plants, district heating is a major application area of thermal energy storage. Europe has over 200 solar district heating programs, predominantly in Germany, Austria, Denmark, and Sweden. The demand for energy in the industrial, commercial, and residential sectors is growing rapidly; hence, governments of various countries in Europe are focused on developing alternative solutions to conventional power supply. The favorable government policies and mandates in line with the net zero carbon emission and clean energy targets are creating the demand for sustainable storage infrastructure, including thermal storage in Europe.

Thermal Energy Storage Market Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market size in 2023 US$ 22,120.71 million
Market Size by 2031 US$ 32,981.74 million
Global CAGR (2023 - 2031) 5.1%
Historical Data 2021-2022
Forecast period 2024-2031
Segments Covered By Type
  • Sensible Heat Storage
  • Latent Heat Storage
  • Thermochemical Storage
By Storage Material
  • Water
  • Molten Salt
  • PCM
  • Others
By Application
  • District Heating and Cooling
  • Power Generation
  • Process Heating and Cooling
By End User
  • Utility
  • Nonutility
Regions and Countries Covered North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
South and Central America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of South and Central America
Middle East and Africa
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa
Market leaders and key company profiles
  • Goss Engineering Inc.
  • Evapco Inc.
  • Burns & McDonnell Consultants Inc.
  • Baltimore Aircoil Co
  • BrightSource Energy Inc (Kelvin Energy Inc)
  • Sunamp Ltd
  • Calmac Corp
  • MAN Energy Solutions SE
  • Steffes LLC
  • Abengoa SA.
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    Thermal Energy Storage Market News and Recent Developments

    The Thermal Energy Storage Market is evaluated by gathering qualitative and quantitative data post primary and secondary research, which includes important corporate publications, association data, and databases. The following is a list of developments in the market for Thermal Energy Storage Markets market and strategies:

    • In April 2023, MAN Energy Solutions and Vicinity Energy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on heat pumps as a low-carbon energy source for district heating. The firms worked together to advocate for and develop low-temperature source heat pump systems for steam generation and their application in district energy systems. (Source: MAN Energy Solutions, Press Release/Company Website/Newsletter)
    • In September 2022, Sunamp, a UK-based thermal storage technology company, signed a partnership agreement with Faradise Energy, a construction and engineering firm Compremum S.A subsidiary, to reduce gas use in Poland. Sunamp increased the distribution of its energy-efficient thermal batteries throughout Central and Eastern Europe as part of its international expansion strategy. Sunamp's Thermino series of heat batteries for hot water was distributed in Poland by Faradise Energy, with a focus on heat pump and solar PV-compatible variants. (Source: Sunamp Ltd., Press Release/Company Website/Newsletter)

    Thermal Energy Storage Market Report Coverage and Deliverables

    The “Thermal Energy Storage Market Size and Forecast (2021–2031)” report provides a detailed analysis of the market covering below areas:

    • Market size and forecast at global, regional, and country levels for all the key market segments covered under the scope
    • Market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and key opportunities
    • Key future trends
    • Detailed PEST analysis
    • Global and regional market analysis covering key market trends, major players, regulations, and recent market developments
    • Industry landscape and competition analysis covering market concentration, heat map analysis, prominent players, and recent developments
    • Detailed company profiles with SWOT analysis
    Report Coverage
    Report Coverage

    Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

    Segment Covered
    Segment Covered

    Type, Storage Material, Application, and End User

    Regional Scope
    Regional Scope

    North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

    Country Scope
    Country Scope

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    to country scope.

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