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Top Gun is one of 4 dozen large-scale BESS projects set for service in 2021

Nearly 1.4 GW of battery energy storage capacity is under construction and slated for delivery during 2021, according to data from FERC and DOE.

Sunrise brief: New York offers funds for electric bus transition

Also on the rise: Fluence gains an investor, Cap Dynamics buys an Arizona solar facility, and legislation would boost DER as a safeguard in wildfire-prone California.


Fluence gains investor to help drive energy storage growth

AES and Siemens will remain major shareholders and will continue to support Fluence’s long-term growth. The company currently has 2.4 GW of projects deployed or awarded across 24 countries and territories worldwide.

Sunrise brief: Solar project that supplies LADWP is sold

Also on the rise: Canada an an EV supply hub; SEIA board expansion; a trio of projects explore energy storage + fossil; things are looking up for JinkoSolar down under


Data show 9.7 GW of large-scale solar on track for delivery in 2021

Across the country, more than three dozen solar projects with nameplate capacities of at least 100 MW are slated to enter service in 2021. The Texas oil patch is on track to host the largest of these.

Xcel Energy wins approval to advance Colorado EV plans

Utility regulators approved Xcel Energy’s plan to spend $102 million over three years to build charging stations, incentivize homeowners to install charging equipment and provide support for converting school buses, government and business fleets to electric.

Sunrise brief: PG&E announces six BESS projects with 387 MW of capacity

Also on the rise: 8Minute upsizes its credit facility, an NREL-led team publishes a new guide to inverter-based power systems, and Altus Power adds to its portfolio.

Nikola and Republic scrap electric trash truck

The pair were working to design and build a refuse truck based on a zero-emissions battery-electric drive platform and body while also integrating multiple new systems into a new state-of-the-art vehicle.

Sunrise brief: Year-end dealmaking hits its stride

Also on the rise: A solar firm helps neighbors in need, researchers show how to turn a ZEB into a PEB, and researchers correct a climate model error: the fix isn’t good news for California.


DOE offers an energy storage strategy, publishes detailed technology cost estimates

The strategy includes accelerating the transition of technologies from the lab to the marketplace, focusing on ways to  manufacture technologies at scale in the United States and ensuring secure supply chains to enable domestic manufacturing.


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