In June 2016, Navigant Research issued a worldwide industry report entitled Next-Generation Advanced Batteries. In this report, research analysts determined the most promising technologies and companies on the horizon. WattJoule was listed as one of those companies. You can get more information about this report and an executive summary here: Navigant Research WattJoule.

The conventional wisdom is that lithium ion batteries are a panacea for all energy storage problems. Well, before you think the GigaFactory is a slam-dunk deal, there is a knowledgeable and respected contrarian viewpoint that you may want to read:  Here’s Why Lithium-Ion Batteries Probably Aren’t the Future of Stationary Energy Storage.

Want to read an interesting article about the unstoppable clean energy juggernaut? In the beginning, clean energy needed government policy to get things going, but now free market forces have taken over. The interesting result is that a lot of fossil fuels in the ground will now probably stay in the ground, regardless what the US government does going forward. Read:  Economics, Not Politics, Will Strand Fossil Fuels.

The solar energy market is on fire these days with phenomenal growth. Over 90 percent of new electricity generation being built is renewable, and a large percentage of this is solar. Utility scale solar is now beating all other forms of fossil fuel generation in terms of new installed capacity. Here is an article with some basic facts to support these claims:  10 Solar Energy Facts & Charts You (& Everyone) Should Know.

For a quick overview of the state of the renewable energy industry and its rapid growth in the last few years, read:  A Record Year for Renewable Energy.

Ok, if you are really into all this energy storage stuff, and want to take even a deeper industry dive, with lots of in-depth reference info, facts and figures, see the web site of the Energy Storage Association.