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Multi-day iron-air batteries reach commercialization

US-based startup Form Energy has secured $200 million Series D funding for the development of what is being called a breakthrough in energy storage.


Crystal arrangement results in 1,000x more power from ferroelectric solar cells

German researchers developed a lattice arrangement of three different layers of ferroelectric crystals that created a powerful photovoltaic effect.


As Maui approaches 100% renewables, NREL models grid options

Maui’s electric power grid is expected to operate with 100% solar and wind on an instantaneous basis as early as 2024, and NREL is helping the island plan to reliably supply electricity.

Residential PV makes EVs cheaper, reduces emissions

The maintenance cost of an electric vehicle is estimated to be significantly lower than internal combustion engines, and studies show home solar furthers the cost savings and boosts carbon emission reductions.

SolarEdge launches expanded line of commercial inverters

SolarEdge’s new three-phase inverters are available in variants up to 120 kW, with integrated monitoring and a modular design.


US government, NREL seek consortium leaders for thin-film PV module advancement

The U.S. Department of Energy has released $20 million in funding to solicit participation in a consortium of leaders, organized by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, that will focus on thin-film cadmium telluride module development.

Energy storage aggregation unlocks benefits for homeowners, grid operators, installers

Companies like Sunrun are implementing grid services using smart batteries to unlock benefits for residential end users and the grid at large. Recent research from New Zealand suggests that these benefits could be dramatic.

Elon Musk could lose billions in Tesla-SolarCity acquisition suit

Musk is headed to Delaware courts this month as the sole remaining defendant in a case brought by Tesla shareholders.


San Diego Community Power inks solar-plus-storage deal with Baywa re

The not-for-profit entered a 90 MW solar, 70 MW storage, 20-year power purchase agreement, to be developed and serviced by Baywa re.

US farmers opting for solar leases over carbon sequestration contracts

In a recent Purdue University survey, farmers reported adopting solar leases at more than double the rate of carbon sequestration plans as a much higher price-per-acre was offered.


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