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Supercapacitors are an emerging energy storage technology that will take a key role in the future of energy systems. While lithium-ion batteries increasingly capturing the market of other battery technologies, they are unable to compete with supercapacitor technology in terms of power and number of cycles. With steady progress, supercapacitors are gaining traction in markets such as automotive and rail sectors and opening new possibilities in emerging sectors such as grid energy storage.

IDTechEx estimates that the high-power energy storage market is expected to grow to $2 billion a year by 2026 up from about $24 million currently. Supercapacitors could capture about $800 million to $1bn of that potential market opportunity.

The report provides a ten-year forecast for supercapacitors in the context of the highly complex dynamics of the emergence of energy storage as a key enabling technology in the 21st century and the deep structural changes of the energy sector. The report provides an update of the most recent global trends in the supercapacitor industry, and an overview of the recent commercial developments of the key supercapacitor manufacturers and developments in both supercapacitor and hybrid supercapacitor technologies.