Silicon anode battery is also known as next-generation Li-ion batteries that use silicon as an anode in order to provide more than 10 times theoretical capacities as compared to the lithium-ion battery. They are basically an extension of lithium-ion battery which increases the energy storage capacity and increase life of the battery. They are widely used across various industries such as automotive, consumer electronics, and grid & renewable energy.
The global silicon anode battery market is projected to surpass US$ 1050.0 billion by the end of 2027, in terms of revenue, growing at CAGR of 21.5% during the forecast period (2020 to 2027).
Growth in the electronic industry is a major factor fueling the market growth of the silicon anode battery. Rising demand for microelectronic devices such as laptops, cell phones, and tablets is expected to have a positive impact on the market growth of the silicon anode battery. Growing demand for smartphones due to increasing penetration of the internet is further anticipated to augment the market growth of the silicon anode battery.
The growing use of silicon as an anode material in lithium-ion batteries due to its excellent capacity performance is projected to bolster the market growth. Also, growing environmental concern coupled with the rising demand for the high-performance batteries due to rising demand for high-end electronic applications are further expected to augment the market growth of the silicon anode battery over the forecast period
Regionally, Asia-pacific dominated the global silicon anode battery market in 2019, reporting 39% market share in terms of revenue, followed by North America and Europe, respectively.
Figure 1. Global Silicon Anode Battery Market, Revenue Share (%), By Region, 2019
The poor life cycle of silicon materials is one of the major challenges for the market. This factor is expected to hinder the market growth of the silicon anode battery.
The high production cost of the silicon batteries is another major factor expected to inhibit the market growth of the silicon anode battery over the forecast period.
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||Market Size in 2019:
||US$ 170.0 Mn
|Historical Data for:
||2016 to 2019
||2020 to 2027
|Forecast Period 2020 to 2027 CAGR:
||2027 Value Projection:
||US$ 1050.0 Mn
|Geographies covered (27):
- North America: U.S., Canada
- Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America
- Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East & Africa: South Africa, GCC Countries, Rest of Middle East & Africa
- By Application: Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Industrial, Grid and Renewable Energy
|Companies covered (10):
Nexeon Limited, Enevate Corporation, OneD Material, XG Sciences Inc., Nanotek, Instruments, Inc., Zeptor Corporation, California Lithium Battery, Amprius, Inc., and Connexx Systems Corporation
- Rising demand for microelectronic devices such as laptops, cell phones, and tablets among consumers
- Growing use of silicon as an anode material in lithium-ion batteries due to better capacity performance
- Penetration of electric and hybrid vehicles due to strict emission rules by the government
|Restraints & Challenges:
- Poor life cycle of silicon materials
- High production cost of the silicon batteries
An increasing number of new gigafactory projects by manufacturers is expected to offer potential growth opportunities to the market of the silicon anode battery. For instance, in November 2019, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk pledged to build "Gigafactory 4" in the Berlin area. It is planning to build batteries, powertrains, and vehicles, starting with Model Y" a lower-priced sports utility vehicle at the factory.
Growth in the IT sector coupled with the increasing government focus on the developing high-performance operating system is expected to propel the market growth of the silicon anode battery. In addition to this, advancement in the technology in order to offer a high-performance battery and better energy storage system is further anticipated to augment the market growth of the silicon anode battery over the forecast timeframe.
Figure 2. Global Silicon Anode Battery Market – Opportunity Analysis
Growing demand for silicon anode battery from healthcare electronic devices is expected to fuel the market growth over the forecast period. The growth of the market is also attributed to the increasing production of various healthcare devices due to growth in the healthcare sector around the globe. Thus, growing demand for the product from healthcare devices is anticipated to augment the market growth.
The rising demand for silicon anode battery from the grid and renewable energy sector is expected to accelerate the market growth over the forecast period. The growth is also attributed to the developing infrastructure of the energy sector around the globe due to the growing demand for energy. Therefore, growth in the energy sector is expected to augment the market growth of the silicon anode battery.
Figure 3. Global Silicon Anode Battery Market, Revenue Share (%), By Application, in 2019
On the basis of application, consumer electronics dominated the global silicon anode battery market in 2019 with around 45% of market share in terms of revenue, followed by automotive and industrial, respectively.
Global Silicon Anode Battery Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic
The automobile industry is facing a major slowdown globally owing to the implementation of lockdown in various countries across the globe amidst the Covid-19 outbreak. This has led to hamper the demand of silicon anode batteries from automotive industry. The global car rental market is expected to grow at slower rate of around 10% for a short term period. However the demand for silicon anode batteries is expected to regain traction by end of 2021 with production facilities functioning at stable rate.
Key players are operating in the global silicon anode battery market are Nexeon Limited, Enevate Corporation, OneD Material, XG Sciences Inc., Nanotek, Instruments, Inc., Zeptor Corporation, California Lithium Battery, Amprius, Inc., and Connexx Systems Corporation
Few Recent Developments
- In January 2020, Enevate announced its new 4th generation technology optimized for high volume commercialization and manufacturing at gigafactory scale. The new XFC-Energy technology achieves 5-minute charging to 75% capacity with 800 Wh/L cell energy density.