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New battery chemistry tweak could double EV range

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a revolutionary lithium-metal battery chemistry that could allow electric vehicle batteries to almost double their capacity, while also overcoming historic setbacks.

Q Cells, Samsung sign ‘zero energy home’ partnership

Q Cells and Samsung have agreed to combine their hardware and software platforms to develop ‘zero energy homes,’ with on-site energy production and use.

Storage solution takes batteries back to basics

Urban Electric Power has been accepted into EPRI’s Incubatenergy Labs program to prove the value of its new battery tech to some of the top utilities in the United States.

Solar fire prevention hinges on data

Nobody wants their PV systems to catch fire, but little is known about how to actually prevent such incidents.


Solar manufacturing tax credit introduced in the U.S. Senate

The Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act would establish a tax credit for domestic solar manufacturers in an effort to boost the U.S. solar supply chain, create American clean energy jobs, compete with Chinese manufacturers, and support energy independence.


NanoGraf unveils new battery chemistry materials

NanoGra’s silicon-oxide anode material can increase battery capacity in the 18650 form factor by an initial 12% at commercially competitive prices.

Amazon warehouse fire linked to solar installation

A recent fire at an Amazon warehouse, with an estimated $500,000 in damages, has been linked to an issue with a rooftop solar system, according to Susquehanna Hose Co.


Portable, grid-connected solar carport

The “Gismo Power” solar carport is entirely mobile, can be connected to the grid, and can be folded for storage.

Novel approach to turn coal plants into energy storage stations

From pv magazine USA Malta Inc. and Duke Energy, using a Department of Energy grant, are partnering on a one-year study to assess the socio-economic, environmental, and operational issues behind converting retiring coal units into long-duration, zero-emissions energy storage systems. The two companies will look at integrating Malta’s 100 MW, 10-hour pumped heat energy storage […]

Maxeon launches frameless rooftop solar panels

Maxeon’s Air technology platform brings solar to previously inaccessible roof spaces.