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Weekend Read: From diesel to DC

For a long while, it looked as if hydrogen fuel cells would be the technology of choice for emissions-free road transport. However, truck manufacturers and freight forwarders recently turned their attention to battery-electric vehicles. This will require special charging technology and PV looks set to play an important role.


Battery supply chain state of health

As the US Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act demonstrated, companies preparing to spend big on batteries are at risk of being blindsided by supply-chain-related legislation. Here are some tips on how US developers can anticipate policy curveballs.


International players look to revive British battery gigafactory

Just weeks after announcing its intent to build a AUD 300 million ($210 million) lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in Australia, Recharge Industries has reportedly joined a host of other bidders considering the revival of collapsed UK battery company Britishvolt. Investment could also revive plans to construct a battery cell gigafactory in northern England.

EV batteries alone could satisfy short-term grid storage demand

Low participation rates for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) tech of just 12% to 43% are needed to provide short-term grid storage demand throughout the world by as early as 2030, according to a group of Dutch and US researchers.


Schneider Electric releases residential solution with battery, inverter, EV charger

Schneider Electric’s new Schneider Home platform includes a smartphone app to monitor and allocate energy resources.


Video: TNO expert discusses outlook for future development of solar vehicles

Bonna Newman, program manager at TNO, speaks to pv magazine about the road forward for vehicle-integrated PV, which will likely remain a niche over the short term, despite recent industrial developments. Several companies have started production, but high-volume output and the potential of other PV technologies beyond crystalline silicon remain key challenges for the future of vehicle-integrated solar.


New record for fastest single-charge solar EV over 1,000 km claimed

A solar-powered electric vehicle, designed and built by students of Australia’s University of New South Wales, has claimed a provisional Guinness World Record by going 1,000 km on a single charge in under 12 hours.


The mobility rEVolution: High-capacity electrode material for solid-state batteries

GoodWe has released a new solar-powered smart EV charger for residential use, Envision AESC has broken ground on a 12 GWh battery plant in the United Kingdom. and PG&E has invited customers to pre-enroll in its three upcoming vehicle-to-everything (V2X) pilot programs.


Squad Mobility prices solar car at $6,250

Squad Mobility will start selling its new two-passenger Squad solar electric vehicle in the US market in January. It is designed for quick trips like grocery shopping or short-distance commutes.


The mobility rEVolution: Lightyear becomes first to launch series production of solar EVs

Acciona Energia is setting up its first V2G network in Spain, ADS-TEC has unveiled a battery-based, all-in-one system with up to 300 kW of charging power, and Volkswagen is looking for a location for its first battery cell factory in North America.


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