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Tesla unveils sleek, low-cost battery solution for home and commercial

The Tesla Powerwall home battery.

Powerwall home battery and Powerpack commercial battery unveiled by Elon Musk last night could prove game changing for domestic and business storage.


Sungevity and Sonnenbatterie strike storage partnership deal

Sonnenbatterie.

Companies pair up to offer home energy storage to customers in the U.S. and Europe, roll out set to begin in second half of 2015.


Update: SPI buys stake in ZBB ahead of storage deal

ZBB Energy Corp. headquarters

As part of a supply agreement valued at between $80 million and $120 million, SPI will integrate ZBB Energy's advanced energy storage systems in its PV solutions for solar markets around the globe. The Chinese solar developer...


Tesla to announce home and utility-scale battery next week

Elon Musk of Tesla Motors.

Company sets April 30 date for unveiling, widely believed to be a new home battery and one for utility scale, to be produced at company’s new gigafactory.


Sumitomo taps RES, Toshiba for major US energy storage project

Grid power lines, Denver, Colorado

The Japanese conglomerate is investing in renewable energy infrastructure to help balance the electricity grid serving the northeastern United States. Sumitomo has commissioned RES to build the first independent large-scale...


Smart grid implementation could generate $3.75 billion for Netherlands

PowerMatching City, Netherlands

As part of the PowerMatching City pilot project, a community of 40 households used solar panels, micro CHP plants and heat pumps to provide their own electricity and heat their own water. They also used smart software to share...


Solar plus ecosystem and offsite wholesale PV to takeoff

Shayle Kann at the Solar Summit

Integrated solutions such as distributed rooftop PV, plus storage, plus load management are set to reshape what we think of as the U.S. solar market today. This was one of the key takeaways in a compelling presentation delivered...


Enphase clears Hawaiian Electric's solar interconnection backlog

Honolulu, Oahu's capital city.

The U.S. microinverter specialist meets its goal to clear 90% of the backlog on Oahu, increasing the company's portfolio on the island to 20 MW of solar interconnections.


Off-grid weekly digest

A diagram of the new IKEA solar tent.

The pv magazine digest of the world's off-grid news, put together by specialist editor Peter Carvill.


Texas microgrid to integrate nine DG sources with storage

The Oncor microgrid.

Three U.S. companies have combined efforts to deliver a microgrid capable of integrating nine different distributed generation (DG) sources to optimize renewable generation and storage utilization and deliver reliable power. S&C...


Sharp supplies peak shaving batteries for Baker Electric facility

Sharp at PV Expo.

Japanese company's SmartStorage behind-the-meter energy solution selected for utilization with commercial building owners in Southern California.


China dispatch: Huawei continues smart PV solution rollout in China

Huawei has already brought its smart PV solution to Germany, and is now expanding the offering into its home Chinese market.

ICT company unveils smart PV power station developed in conjunction with Huanghe Hydropower Development at press briefing in Qinghai Province, China.


SunEdison buys 100 MWh of Imergy batteries for India microgrid project

Imergy battery system.

Solar developer purchases 1,000 storage systems as it steps up efforts to bring electricity to villagers in parts of rural India.


Green Charge, Itochu sign global sales deal for smart storage solutions

Green Charge Networks smart storage unit

Japan's third largest trading house will distribute, supply and procure Green Charge Networks' storage solutions internationally.


Natcore Technology, Eurotron sign joint development deal

Natcore technicians operating the screen printer to apply grid and back contacts to test solar cells.

The U.S. company says the partnership is designed to hasten commercial integration of its technologies into solar modules.


Global EV market reaches 740,000 cars, new study finds

BMW i3 production.

Analysis by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) reveals 320,000 new electric vehicle registrations in 2014 as car battery suppliers hit $2.17 billion in revenue.


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