This ElectroniCast report provides a market forecast and analysis of the worldwide use of lithium-ion capacitors (Li-ion capacitor LIC) used as energy storage devices in renewable energy: wind power generation and solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation applications.
A capacitor is an electrical device that stores or releases electricity through rapid electrostatic reactions. Compared with a battery that stores electricity through slow chemical reactions, a capacitor makes it possible to charge and discharge electricity almost instantaneously with a long cycle life.
Lithium-Ion Capacitors (LICs) have a higher power density as compared to batteries and LICs are safer in use than Lithium-Ion Batteries (LIBs), since thermal runaway reactions may occur with the LIBs. Compared to an Electric Double-Layer Capacitor (EDLC), the lithium-ion capacitor has a higher output voltage. They both have similar power densities, but energy density of a lithium-ion capacitor is higher.
Lithium-ion capacitors are characterized by an ability to charge with even weak current, and as a result, demand is expected to increase substantially in environmentally friendly fields such as wind and solar power generation. The use of lithium-ion capacitors as independent power supplies in combination with wind turbines (wind power) and photovoltaic (PV) panels is being considered for a wide range of devices such as LED-based streetlights, surveillance cameras, security sensors, and other applications.
Wind Turbine Power Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy, such as using wind turbines to make electricity.
Solar Panels - Photovoltaics (PV) Photovoltaics (PV) is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using semiconductors that exhibit the photovoltaic effect. Photovoltaic power generation employs solar panels composed of a number of solar cells containing a photovoltaic material.
Combined (Hybrid) Wind and Solar Electric Systems The peak operating times for wind and solar systems occur at different times of the day and year; therefore, a small "hybrid" electric system that combines wind and solar technologies can offer several advantages over either single system.
LIC Forecast by Renewable Energy Product-Type The market forecast and analysis of the consumption of lithium-ion capacitors is segmented into the following power generation products:
Standalone wind turbine
Standalone solar photovoltaic (PV)
Hybrid (combined) wind turbine and solar photovoltaic (PV)
LIC Market Forecast Application Categories The use of LICs are also segmented by two major End-User categories:
The Government/Commercial category, with an emphasis on the government sector using wind and solar PV light emitting diode (LED) streetlights, as well as roadway signage and signals.
The historical (actual) data for 2015 plus the market forecast (2016-2025) is presented for Lithium-Ion capacitors for use with wind turbine and/or solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation. The Lithium-Ion capacitor (LIC) market forecast data are segmented by the following functions:
Consumption Value (US$, million)
Quantity (number/Farad: Million)
Average Selling Prices (ASP $, each Farad)
Nominal Capacitance - Farad (F) The farad (symbol: F) is the SI unit of capacitance (SI is the International System of Units). Capacitance is the ability of a capacitor to store energy in an electric field. Capacitance is also a measure of the amount of electric potential energy stored (or separated) for a given electric potential.
Geographic Region Segments The market data of LICs in wind/solar products in the selected end-user applications are presented by their use in the following regional segments and sub-regions:
United States of America
Rest of America
Middle East and Africa
Peoples Republic of China (PRC)
Republic of Korea (ROK)
Rest of APAC
This study is based on analysis of information obtained continually over the past several years, but updated through mid-February 2016. During this period, ElectroniCast analysts performed interviews with authoritative and representative individuals in the capacitor, battery, fuel cell, wind turbine, solar photovoltaic product(s) manufacturing (materials, chips, cells, packaging, modules, devices, associated parts/pieces, fittings/fixtures) and building/facility management, local/state and federal government policy and management, LED street lighting manufacturers, LED signage and signal manufacturers, security video camera installers, facility security/sensors, product distributors, retail store management, import/export, and other.
The interviews were conducted principally with:
Engineers, marketing personnel and management at manufacturers of LIBs, EDLCs, LICs, and wind turbine and solar panels/photovoltaic (materials, packaged LICs, solar panels, wind turbine/parts) as well as other related technologies.
Design group leaders, engineers, marketing personnel and market planners at major users and potential users of wind turbine and solar panels and lithium-ion capacitors (LICs).
Other industry experts, including those focused on standards activities, intellectual property (IP)/patents, trade associations, and venture capital/financial investments.
The interviews covered issues of technology, R&D support, pricing, contract size, reliability, documentation, installation/maintenance crafts, standards, supplier competition and other topics.
Customers and distributors also were interviewed, to obtain their estimates of quantities received and average prices paid. Customer estimates of historical and expected near term future growth of their application are obtained. Their views of use of new technology products were obtained.
The analyst then considered customer expectations of near term growth in their application, plus forecasted economic payback of investment, technology trends and changes in government regulations, to derive estimated growth rates of quantity and price of the product in each application. These forecasted growth rates are combined with the estimated baseline data to obtain the long-range forecasts at the LIC (product) and each application.
A full review of published information was also performed to supplement information obtained through interviews. The following sources were reviewed:
Financial reports and Product Roadmaps
Web site background information
Vendor production information
Patent and Intellectual Property (IP) analysis
End-User Application information
Other published information
In analyzing and forecasting the complexities of the American and other world region markets for wind turbine products, solar photovoltaic products and lithium-ion capacitors, it is essential that the market research team have a good and a deep understanding of the technology and of the industry. ElectroniCast members who participated in this report were qualified.
1. Executive Summary
1.1 Overview: Lithium-Ion Capacitor Market
1.2 Solar Photovoltaic Technology- Overview
1.3 Wind Power Systems - Overview
2. Technology Overview: LIC and Relevant Concerns
3. LIC in Wind and Solar Power Generation
3.1 Overview: Global Market Forecast (2015-2025)
3.2 America Market Forecast
3.3 EMEA Market Forecast
3.4 APAC Market Forecast
4. Lithium-Ion Capacitor Competitors & Related Entities *
5. Market Research Methodology
6. Definitions: Acronyms, Abbreviations, and General Terms
7. ElectroniCast Market Forecast Data Base - Introduction/Explanation of Excel Worksheets
7.2 Tutorial of the Excel Worksheets
Addendum Excel File - ElectroniCast Market Forecast Data Base and Data Table
Addendum PowerPoint File - ElectroniCast Data Figures
* Companies included in chapter 4: Lithium-Ion Capacitor Competitors & Related Entities
Asahi Kasei Corporation
Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (CDE)
Fuji Electric Systems Co., Ltd. (FES)
Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (FHI - Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd) (Subaru)
General Capacitor International
Hitachi Powdered Metals
Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.
Hitachi AIC Inc.
JM Energy Corporation / JSR Group /
Socomec / Adetel Group / EAS Elettronica / Electro Standards Laboratories (ESL)
Tokyo Electron Ltd.
Ibiden Co., Ltd.
Tokyo Electron Ltd.,
Ibiden Co., Ltd.
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.
KAIDO Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)
Mitsubishi Electric / Mitsubishi Corporation
Nantong Jianghai Capacitor Co. Ltd.
Advanced Capacitor Technologies (ACT)
Sojitz Corp (Sojitz)
Taiyo Yuden Co Ltd (Taiyo)
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Capital Company Limited,
Yasuda Enterprise Development Company Limited
Nanjing Aviation & Aerospace University
NEC Energy Devices, Ltd.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.,
Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC)
Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Osaka Prefecture University Small Spacecraft Systems Research Center (SSSRC)
Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.
Yunasko Ltd. / Yunasko-Ukraine LLC / Yunasko-Latvia SIA / Power Tech
List Of Tables
1.1.1 LICs Comparison to Other Technologies
1.1.2 LICs in Wind and Solar Power Generation Global Market Forecast, by Region ($ Million)
1.1.3 LICs in Wind and Solar Power Generation Global Market Forecast, by End-User ($ Million)
1.1.4 LICs in Wind and Solar Power Generation Global Forecast, Renewable Energy Product ($ Million)
1.2.1 Top 10 PV Solar Module Manufacturers (2015)
2.1 LICs Measurement Specifications
3.1.1 LICs Used in Wind and Solar Power Generation Global Forecast, by End-User Group ($ Million)
3.1.2 LICs Used in Wind and Solar Power Generation Global Forecast, by Region ($ Million)
3.1.3 LICs in Wind and Solar Power Generation Global Forecast, Renewable Energy Product ($ Million)
3.1.4 LICs Used in Hybrid Wind/Solar Power Generation Global Forecast, by Region ($ Million)
3.1.5 LICs Used in Wind Power Generation Global Forecast, by Region ($ Million)
3.1.6 LICs Used in Solar PV Power Generation Global Forecast, by Region ($ Million)
3.1.7 Typical Luminous Efficacies for Traditional and LED Sources
3.1.8 Members of NGLIA
3.1.9 Members - CERC Building Energy Efficiency Consortium
3.2.1 LICs Used in Wind and Solar Power Generation American Forecast, by Sub-Region ($ Million)
3.2.2 LICs Used in Wind and Solar Power Generation American Forecast, by End-User Group ($ Million)
3.2.3 LICs Used in Wind/Solar Power Generation USA/Canada Forecast, by End-User Group ($ Million)
3.2.4 LICs Used in Wind/Solar Power Generation Latin American Forecast, End-User Group ($ Million)
3.2.5 LICs in Wind/Solar Power Generation American Forecast, Renewable Energy Product ($ Million)
3.2.6 LICs Used in Hybrid Wind/Solar Power Generation American Forecast, by Sub-Region ($ Million)
3.2.7 LICs Used in Wind Power Generation American Forecast, by Sub-Region ($ Million)
3.2.8 LICs Used in Solar PV Power Generation American Forecast, by Sub-Region ($ Million)
3.2.9 Latin American Demographics
3.3.1 European Sub-Regions as identified by the United Nations Geo-scheme
3.3.2 Population in Northern Europe, by Country
3.3.3 Population in Southern Europe, by Country
3.3.4 Population in Western Europe, by Country
3.3.5 Population in Eastern Europe, by Country
3.3.6 LICs Used in Wind/Solar Power Generation EMEA Forecast, by Sub-Region ($ Million)
3.3.7 LICs Used in Wind/Solar Power Generation EMEA Forecast, by End-User Group ($ Million)
3.3.8 LICs Used in Wind/Solar Power Gen. Northern Europe Forecast, by End-User Group ($ Million)
3.3.9 LICs Used in Wind/Power Gen. Southern Europe Forecast, by End-User Group ($ Million)
3.3.10 LICs Used in Wind/ Power Generation Western Europe Forecast, by End-User Group ($ Million)
3.3.11 LICs Used in Wind Power Generation Eastern Europe Forecast, by End-User Group ($ Million)
3.3.12 LICs Used in Wind Power Generation Middle East/Africa Forecast, by End-User Group ($ Million)
3.3.13 LICs in Wind/Solar Power Generation EMEA Forecast, Renewable Energy Product ($ Million)
3.3.14 LICs Used in Hybrid Wind/Solar Power Generation EMEA Forecast, by Sub-Region ($ Million)
3.3.15 LICs Used in Wind Power Generation EMEA Forecast, by Sub-Region ($ Million)
3.3.16 LICs Used in Solar PV Power Generation EMEA Forecast, by Sub-Region ($ Million)
3.4.1 LICs Used in Wind/Solar Power Generation APAC Forecast, by Sub-Region ($ Million)
3.4.2 LICs Used in Wind/Solar Power Generation APAC Forecast, by End-User Group ($ Million)
3.4.3 LICs in Wind/Solar Power Gen. Peoples Republic of China Forecast, End-User Group ($ Million)
3.4.4 LICs Used in Wind/Solar Power Gen. Japan Forecast, by End-User Group ($ Million)
3.4.5 LICs Used in Wind/Solar Power Gen. Republic of Korea Forecast, by End-User Group ($ Million)
3.4.6 LICs Used in Wind/Solar Power Generation Rest of APAC Forecast, by End-User Group ($ Million)
3.4.7 LICs in Wind/Solar Power Generation APAC Forecast, Renewable Energy Product ($ Million)
3.4.8 LICs Used in Hybrid Wind/Solar Power Generation APAC Forecast, by Sub-Region ($ Million)
3.4.9 LICs Used in Wind Power Generation APAC Forecast, by Sub-Region ($ Million)
3.4.10 LICs Used in Solar PV Power Generation APAC Forecast, by Sub-Region ($ Million)
3.4.11 List of ELCOMA Members
4.1 Lithium Ion Capacitor Specifications
4.2 Cylinder Type Lithium Ion Capacitors
List Of Figures
1.1.1 Energy Density vs. Power Density for LIC with Different Technologies
1.1.2 LICs used in Wind and Solar Power Generation Global Forecast ($ Million)
1.1.3 LICs used in Wind and Solar Power Generation Global Forecast (Quantity Basis, Million/Farad)
1.1.4 LICs used in Wind and Solar Power Generation Global Forecast (ASP per Farad)
1.1.5 Product Life Cycle (PLC)
1.1.6 Hybrid Wind/Solar Systems
1.1.7 LICs used in Wind and Solar Power Generation Global Forecast, by End-User Group, ($ Million)
1.1.8 Wind Power Station
1.1.9 LED Lighting Using Lithium-Ion Capacitors
1.1.10 Wind Power/Solar Photovoltaic LED Lighting
1.1.11 Solar/Wind Powered Traffic Signs
1.2.1 Photovoltaic Cell, Module and Array
1.2.2 Solar Cell Efficiencies - Including 2015
1.2.3 3-Dimensional Solar Cell Technology
1.3.1 Small Wind Electrical System
1.3.2 Re-Mounting a Rotor on a Wind Turbines
2.1 Energy Density and Power Density Comparisons
2.2 High Performance Lithium Ion Capacitors
2.3 LICs Fabricated using LMCMBs
2.4 Advanced Lithium Ion Capacitor
2.5 Cathode Active material for LIC
2.6 Ultra-Centrifugal Processing Technology
2.7 Electrochemical Difference: EDLC and Lithium Ion Capacitors
2.8 High-performance LIC Developed With CNT, Lithium Titanate
2.9 Electrode: Composite material and Aluminum Alloy Current Collector
2.10 Peanut Shell Hybrid Sodium Ion Capacitor
2.11 Evolution of Research Emphasis during Technology Life Cycle
3.1.1 Hybrid (Combined) Wind/Solar Electric System
3.2.1 Lithium Mining Potential - Uyuni Salt Flat in Bolivia
3.2.1 LED-Based Street Lamps Used With Solar Panel in Mexico
4.1a LIC for Standby
4.1b LIC for Standby
4.2 Circuit Diagram of Lithium Ion Capacitor
4.3 Lithium-ion (Li-ion) capacitor module for HEVs
4.4 Packaged Lithium Ion Capacitor
4.5 Transportable Tactical Solar Panels in Military Applications
4.6 Lithium-ion Capacitor
4.7 Ultra-capacitor, Lithium-ion and Lithium-air Energy Storage Device
4.8 1200 Farad - Ultra Capacitors
4.9 Laminate Cell
4.10 Laminate Cell Module (up to 12 cells per module)
4.11 Prismatic-Can Structure for a Lithium Ion Capacitor
4.12 Prismatic Cell Module
4.13 Interior Lithium Ion Capacitor Board
4.14 LIC Equipment Module
4.15 Electric Double-Layer Capacitor Prototype
4.16 Structure of (3 x 3cm) Prototype
4.17 Lithium-Ion Battery (Cell) for Electric Vehicles
4.18 Nano-Hybrid Capacitors
4.19 Lithium-Ion Capacitor - Space/Satellite Application
4.20 Cylindrical Lithium Ion Capacitor
4.21 Prismatic Shape / Pouch Type Lithium-Ion Capacitor
4.22 Lithium-Ion Capacitor Module 48V 165F
4.23 Image of the Nanoporous Material Structure Under Electrone Microscope
4.24 Illustration of Ultracapacitor
4.25 Prismatic Shape - Illustration of Ultracapacitor
5.1 Market Research & Forecasting Methodology
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