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Lyten’s lithium-sulfur batteries to power Chrysler’s Halcyon Concept car

Lyten reports its batteries offer double the energy density of those made from traditional lithium-ion chemistries due to their graphene cell.  

NREL finds 100% renewable scenario improves LA air quality and health

NREL modeled that LA and surround counties could save over $4 billion from improved health outcomes. The most significant reductions in emissions resulted from electrification and infrastructural changes to the non-power sector, such as transportation and buildings.

Investment opportunities in Africa’s clean energy transition 

Leaders from over 15 African countries will meet with U.S. stakeholders to discuss how to ensure the continued, equitable growth of renewable energy projects in each country.

Ascend Elements raises additional $162 million for Kentucky battery recycling facility 

Ascend Elements has raised a total of $1.2 billion toward construction of its Apex 1 facility, said to be the first factory in North America to recycle cathode precursor and cathode active materials for electric vehicle battery use. 

Standard Solar acquires 84 MW community solar portfolio in Illinois

Construction of the 14 projects in the portfolio is expected to begin this year.

Puerto Rico program to bring low-cost solar and batteries to 30,000 households 

Applications open February 22 for the DOE’s Solar Access Program for eligible single family homeowners in Puerto Rico.

NREL paper details nationwide heat-pump feasibility

The report looks at how installation costs and energy savings prices change in relation to climate, heating source and type of home and suggests that policymakers further reduce the costs of installing heat pumps so that more U.S. households can benefit from them.

SolAmerica Energy procures 205 MW of First Solar modules

The company plans to use First Solar’s modules for its portfolio of community solar facilities, three commercial and industrial solar plants and various other solar projects in the U.S.

Longroad’s largest solar project to begin commercial operations in mid-2025

Sun Streams 4 is a 377 MW solar facility 1200MWh battery energy storage system in Arizona. 

Connecticut Green Bank allocates $100 million toward solar and storage projects

The funds will help facilitate the development of renewable energy infrastructure for municipalities, the commercial sector and the state. 

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