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The Battery Leasing Market size is expected to reach US$ 31.79 billion by 2030, from US$ 15.03 billion in 2023, at a CAGR of 11.3% during the forecast period. Battery leasing allows customers to lease batteries for energy storage rather than purchasing them outright. This helps reduce high upfront capital costs and provides flexibility. The key applications of battery leasing are in residential energy storage, commercial & industrial backup power, grid energy storage, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The service is gaining traction among utilities, commercial building owners, EV fleet operators, and residential consumers.

Battery Leasing Market Regional Insights

  • North America is expected to be the largest market for Battery Leasing Market during the forecast period, accounting for over 30.2% of the market share in 2023. The growth of the market in North America is attributed to favorable regulations, incentives for energy storage deployment, and advancements in battery technology in the region.
  • The Asia Pacific market is expected to be the second-largest market for Battery Leasing Market, accounting for over 40.5% of the market share in 2023. The growth of the market in is attributed to large-scale investments in renewable energy and supportive government policies in countries like China, Japan, and South Korea.
  • Europe is the third largest market for battery leasing. The region is also investing in the development of battery technology and infrastructure.

Figure 1. Global Battery Leasing Market Share (%), by Region, 2023

 | Coherent Market Insights

Battery Leasing Market Drivers

  • Growing adoption of stone slabs in building construction and renovation activities: The aesthetics and durability of natural stone slabs is driving their uptake in new construction of residential and commercial buildings as well as renovation projects. Builders and remodelers are increasingly using stone slabs for kitchen countertops, flooring, walls, exteriors etc. This presents a major growth avenue for companies offering leased stone slabs.
  • Leasing model reduces high initial investments associated with stone slabs: Purchasing natural stone slabs involves high upfront costs which can deter many contractors and consumers. Leasing helps reduce this initial investment as customers only need to pay a monthly rental fee to access the stone slabs. The growing availability of leased stone slab inventories allows greater flexibility for builders and remodelers to use these premium materials without high initial capital outlay.
  • Growth in demand from commercial segment: The hospitality, retail, healthcare, education, corporate and other commercial sectors are prominent end-users of natural stone slabs. Desire for aesthetics and durability is driving uptake of stone surfaces in lobbies, rooms, corridors, display areas etc. With the rebound in commercial real estate post-pandemic, demand for stone slabs in new constructions and renovations of hotels, restaurants, malls, hospitals, offices is increasing.
  • Availability of a wide variety of stone slab options: Suppliers are expanding their slab inventories to include exotic and unique materials like quartzite, soapstone and sandstone alongside popular choices like marble and granite. This provides more options for builders and architects to achieve the exact visual appeal and performance goals of each project. Wider availability of leased stone slab varieties caters to customized applications.

Battery Leasing Market Opportunities

  • Growing adoption of stone slabs in remodeling and renovation activities: Homeowners are increasingly utilizing natural stone slabs to remodel kitchens and bathrooms as well as upgrade driveways, patios, pool areas etc. The DIY trend also creates opportunities for leasing stone slabs directly to homeowners undertaking renovation projects.
  • Growth in countertop replacement and refinishing services: Countertops made of materials like quartz and laminate have a lifespan of around 10 years before needing replacement. This creates recurring opportunities for providing leased stone slabs as replacements. Service providers focused on countertop resurfacing and refinishing also represent a potential customer category.
  • Ability to reuse and recycle leased stone slabs: The durability and permanence of natural stone makes it possible to reuse slabs returned after lease periods end. This can reduce procurement costs and minimize wastage. Stone scrap can also be recycled into landscaping material. The environmental benefits can attract sustainability-focused consumers.
  • Using digital tools for leasing and installation: Advanced imaging and modeling tools allow remote visualization of stone slabs on kitchens, bathrooms etc. Digital platforms can also be leveraged by suppliers and contractors throughout the leasing workflow - from selection to installation. This enhances customer experience.

Battery Leasing Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2022 Market Size in 2023: US$ 15.03 Bn
Historical Data for: 2018 to 2021 Forecast Period: 2023 - 2030
Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR: 11.3% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 31.79 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa:  GCC Countries, Israel,  South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa and Rest of Middle East
Segments covered:
  • By Battery Chemistry: Lead Acid, Li-ion, Flow Battery, Sodium Sulfur, Others
  • By Application: Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Grid Storage, EV Charging, Others 
  • By Business Model: BaaS, Energy-as-a-Service, Power Rental, Others
Companies covered:

Nextera Energy, Onewatt, EDF Energy, Engie, EON Energy Solutions, Alpiq, Leclanche, Sonnen, Enel X, Shell, Total Solar Distributed Generation USA, Sunrun, LG Chem, Samsung SDI, BYD, Panasonic, CATL, Tesla, Fluence, Powin Energy

Growth Drivers:
  • Growing demand for grid energy storage systems
  • Increasing deployment of renewable energy 
  • Favorable government policies and initiatives
  • Advancing battery technology
Restraints & Challenges:
  • High upfront costs
  • Concerns related to battery lifecycle and recycling  
  • Lack of standardization in batteries
  • Limitations in existing grid infrastructure

Battery Leasing Market Trends

  • Growing popularity of large format stone slabs: Manufacturing innovations now allow production of wider stone slabs spanning 5 feet x 10 feet or more. This provides seamless, expansive stone surfaces for walls, floors etc. Large slabs are increasingly sought-after by architects and interior designers.
  • Rising adoption of waterjet technology for stone cutting and shaping: Waterjet machining provides precise, computer-controlled cutting, drilling and shaping of stone slabs while minimizing wastage. This technology caters to rising customization and supports production of large-format slabs.
  • Focus on technology-driven supply chain efficiencies: Suppliers are adopting inventory management software, RFID tagging, logistics optimization etc. to enhance end-to-end operations. Technology is facilitating swift delivery of stone slabs from quarry to installation site and return logistics for leased slabs.
  • Sourcing stone slabs from an expanding geography of quarries: Improved global connectivity allows stone slabs to be competitively imported from an expanding network of quarries in Asia, Africa, Europe etc. This provides more cost advantages and unique material choices.

Battery Leasing Market Restraints

  • High transportation and installation costs: Natural stone slabs are heavy, fragile and often unwieldy in dimensions. Safely transporting slabs from warehouses to project sites as per complex delivery schedules, and managing tricky installations, adds significant logistics costs. This can impact profit margins.
  • Growing competition from alternative materials: Engineered quartz, porcelain, recycled glass, and other manmade construction materials are gaining popularity as lower cost, lower maintenance alternatives to natural stone slabs. Their wider availability can constrain market growth.
  • Weather and staining vulnerabilities: Natural stone has inherent vulnerabilities to weathering, staining and accumulation of dirt. Remedying this requires careful sealing and periodic re-polishing. These post-installation upkeep requirements can deter some customers.

Recent Developments

New product launches

  • In September 2022, Alpiq announced the launch of a modular battery storage solution for the commercial and industrial sector. The solution combines battery storage leasing with lifecycle services and analytics tools. It provides businesses with flexibility to scale energy storage as needs evolve.
  • In January 2021, EDF Energy launched a residential battery leasing program called Powervault Flex. It allows homeowners to lease a home battery for 10 years with zero upfront costs. The battery integrates with solar panels to maximize self-consumption.
  • In July 2020, Sonnen partnered with New England's largest housing developer to provide a solar plus sonnenBattery energy storage solution for new residential developments. Customers can lease the battery through a monthly "Energy-as-a-Service" plan.

Acquisition and partnerships

  • In November 2022, Shell acquired battery storage provider to strengthen its solar and energy storage product offerings. Roam specializes in behind-the-meter residential battery leasing.
  • In October 2021, Total Solar DG entered a joint venture with SunPower to form a residential solar and battery storage leasing business. The JV aims to accelerate consumer adoption of solar+storage solutions.
  • In August 2020, ENGIE acquired EV charging and energy storage specialist EVBox Group. EVBox offers flexible battery leasing and charging solutions for businesses. The deal strengthens ENGIE's position in e-mobility.

Figure 2. Global Battery Leasing Market Share (%), by Application, 2023

 | Coherent Market Insights

Top companies in Battery Leasing Market

  • Nextera Energy
  • Onewatt
  • EDF Energy
  • Engie
  • EON Energy Solutions
  • Alpiq
  • Leclanche
  • Sonnen
  • Enel X
  • Shell
  • Total Solar Distributed Generation USA
  • Sunrun
  • LG Chem
  • Samsung SDI
  • BYD
  • Panasonic
  • CATL
  • Tesla
  • Fluence
  • Powin Energy

*Definition: The battery leasing market refers to the rental services for batteries used in energy storage applications. Instead of purchasing batteries, customers can lease them through monthly/annual rental plans. Battery leasing helps reduce upfront costs of energy storage systems across residential, commercial, industrial and grid-scale applications. It provides customers the flexibility to scale battery capacity as their needs evolve. Key offerings in the battery leasing space include leased standalone batteries, solar+storage solutions, EV charging infrastructure and modular storage for businesses. The market is driven by the growing demand for electrification and need for energy storage to support renewable energy growth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

High upfront costs, concerns over battery lifecycle and recycling, lack of standardization, limitations in grid infrastructure.

Favorable regulations and incentives, growth in renewable energy, demand for grid storage, declining battery prices, EV growth.

The leading component segment in the Market is the lithium-ion batteries (Li-ion batteries have high energy density and low maintenance needs).

NextEra Energy, EDF Energy, Engie, E.ON, Alpiq, Leclanche, Sonnen, Enel X, Shell, Total Solar DG, Sunrun, LG Chem, Samsung SDI, BYD, Panasonic, CATL, Tesla, Fluence, Powin Energy.

Asia Pacific is expected to lead the Market.
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