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Startup Sunday: This Silicon Valley firm designs solar-powered fashion

Also starting up: Omnidian raises $33 million for solar performance services, and Lilac Solutions grabs $150 million for lithium brine extraction.

Long-duration flow battery tech wins DOE funding

Four energy storage companies were awarded $18 million as part of the Energy Department’s Long Duration Storage Shot.

Tigo launches residential inverter and energy storage products

The inverters are available in 7.6 kW and 11.4 kW configurations, and feature up to 200% DC oversizing,  and 50V starting voltage.

Watch: Roll-forming solar racking system for ballasted membrane roofs

The novel system secures panels on ballasted roofs and is intended not to compromise the roof’s structural integrity.

iSun wins contract to develop 448 MW of solar

The company was selected by Fusion Renewable to develop three solar projects.

Generac unveils microinverter as it expands into solar and energy storage

The new single-module and two-module microinverters are part of Generac’s entry into solar and storage.

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Toymaker hitches its little red wagon to solar energy

Kid’s wagon maker Radio Flyer commissioned Chicago-based Sunvest to build the array, which was optimized with SolarEdge inverters.

Lithium-ion recycler and manufacturer secures $70 million investment

Funds are expected to support commercialization of company’s closed loop battery material production.

How long do residential energy storage batteries last?

Multiple factors affect lifespan of a residential battery energy storage system. We examine the life of batteries in Part 3 of our series.

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Startup Sunday: Alkaline battery tech eyed for large-scale storage

Also starting up: Battery maker EnerVenue raises $100 million, and Glydways has raised $40 million to advance solar-powered EVs for Silicon Valley.