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New compressed air storage tech from Canada

Canadian compressed air storage specialist Hydrostor said that projects built with its technology have a capex range of between $175 and $250/kWh. The company secured C$4 million ($3.19 million) in funds from Natural Resources Canada’s Energy Innovation Program and Sustainable Development Technology Canada to pursue the development of its global pipeline.

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Hail insurance is about risk management for PV developers

In the second installment of this series, pv magazine talks with Michael Kolodner of Marsh to learn about the evolution of hail risk management and how insuring a solar project is about more than just the policy.

Agrivoltaics plus storage at US cranberry bogs

Pine Gate Renewables has announced plans to deploy 9 MW of solar and 36 MWh of storage above a commercial cranberry bog.

Key energy proposals from the US administration and Congress

It’s been a busy two months since Joe Biden became U.S. president. Here are highlights of key initiatives on the energy and clean-tech fronts.

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Storm season has the US solar industry looking to protect assets from costly hail damage

The destructive potential of hail on solar arrays has only been fully realized in the last two years. In this series, pv magazine talks with experts in storm modeling, risk insurance, and damage mitigation to learn how solar arrays can survive nature’s wrath.

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US government pumps $115 million into clean energy R&D for small businesses

Funds from the latest part of the Biden administration’s Build Back Better pledge will go to grid modernization, carbon removal, renewable energy, and energy storage, among other technologies.

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Floating PV plant at California water treatment facility

A 4.8 MW floating PV installation in California has surpassed an array in the metro New York area to become one of the largest floating solar projects in the United States.

SolarEdge to supply electric powertrain units, batteries for Fiat EV

SolarEdge e-Mobility will supply Fiat with full electrical powertrain units and batteries for the automaker’s E-Ducato light commercial vehicle.

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US automakers embracing EV revolution

Ford, Toyota, and the U.S. government have all taken huge steps toward getting more electric vehicles on the roads, and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has released a report outlining which states are keeping pace.

Enphase closes 2020 with a strong Q4

After a Covid-19-stunted Q2, the company reported improved revenues for a second straight quarter, and closed 2020 with revenues north of $770 million.

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