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US startup raises $120 million to expand deployment of VPPs

Swell Energy has raised funds to support the development of virtual power plants (VPP) and the deployment of 200 MWh of additional contracted capacity.

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US battery maker unveils solid-state storage systems for residential applications

Amptricity has emerged from stealth mode with plans to manufacture solid-state batteries for residential and commercial installations.

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Agrivoltaic solar tracker uses cables instead of buried steel

Rute Foundation Systems says its Rute Suntracker system – designed for utility-scale, high-clearance solar – could potentially reduce steel use by 30%.

Canada introduces investment tax credits for renewables

Canada’s new 30% tax credits for clean technology are designed to level the playing field with the United States and spur the adoption of green technologies.

Veritas Capital acquires Wood Mackenzie

With the acquisition of analyst firm, Wood Mackenzie, Veritas expands the datasets it can provide to upstream producers and data asset managers on the global transition to clean energy.

High electricity rates push US homeowners to consider solar

Rising electric rates, grid instability, environmental concerns and decreased solar costs are all reasons for homeowners to go solar, according to a study by Rocket Solar

BIPV solar facade on high-rise building to produce 58 MWh annually

The 25-meter building facade building with 120 solar modules uses SolarEdge optimizers to overcome shading from neighboring buildings.

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Sunrun’s residential VPP injects 1.8 GWh into grid over 3-month period

In the hot summer months, thousands of residents with solar-plus-battery systems networked together to reduce peak energy costs and provide grid stability for ISO-New England’s customers.

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GM moves into energy storage to compete with Tesla

GM’S new GM Energy unit will produce a range of energy systems with Ultium products for the home and commercial markets, as well as Ultium Charge, a public charging service.

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Aptera’s solar car to use Maxeon PV cells

Aptera’s solar electric vehicle, equipped with almost 700 W of PV cells, can drive up to 40 miles (64 km) on solar alone, or 1,000 miles on batteries.

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