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Sunrise brief: The path steepens to 80% renewables by 2030

Also on the rise: Sandia develops a grid-scale battery storage technology, NREL researchers write code to make legacy inverters smarter, and take a moment to admire these solar panels.

Sandia researchers develop new grid-scale energy storage battery

The battery operates at 230 degrees Fahrenheit, opening what researchers said could be “a whole cascading cost savings” including everything from less expensive materials to less insulation.

Start-up unveils 3.6 kWh portable battery for independent power supply

The system can be expanded to a capacity of up to 25 kW, and its creator is using a Kickstarter platform to raise R&D money.

Longi claims 25.19% efficiency for p-type TOPCon solar cell

The achievement was confirmed by the Institute for Solar Energy Research and is claimed as a world record for a p-type TOPCon cells.

Residential solar demand is ‘through the roof’

One question is whether or not manufacturers can keep up with demand, particularly inverters and semiconductors.

A breakthrough for p-type heterojunction cell performance?

Researchers developed a silicon heterojunction solar cell based on p-type gallium-doped wafers that they said has an efficiency of 22.6% and improved stability.

Want a better battery? Hold your breath

Recent research reveals a previously underestimated role for oxygen in limiting the performance of lithium-ion batteries.

German start-up offers 5.2 kWh AC battery that works without inverter

Sax Power has developed a new residential battery which it describes as a game-changer in the battery technology.

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Mixed financial results for Chinese-based wafer and module makers

Preliminary results for a handful of companies suggest that commodity price rises are having an impact on earnings.

Sunrise brief: PV module plant is headed to the U.S., an energy storage milestone, and a North Carolina trojan horse?

Also on the rise: 174 Power wins a regulatory OK for its 100MW/400MWh NYC energy storage project, the State Department issues a supply chain warning, and DOE offers millions for cell advancements.