Competition in the energy storage space is really hotting up. Whilst Lithium-ion dominates, flow batteries and hydrogen storage can offer longer duration alternatives with flywheels and ultracapacitors offering punchy short duration, high power solutions. For many applications, a mix of storage technologies can actually provide the most competitive complete solution.

Technological advances are now making Sodium-ion batteries a realistic alternative to Lithium-ion. Sodium's main appeal is that it is a more abundant and environmentally friendly alternative to Lithium and has the potential to be rolled out at a far lower cost compared to Lithium batteries. 

Hyperion Executive Search have recently been working with Sodium-ion battery company Faradion to recruit the talent they need to help develop this technology into a viable alternative to Lithium. This is a really exciting area so watch this space!