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pvMB: sPower’s 500 problems, local politics support solar, $5b more for batteries in Georgia, more!

In today’s pv magazine morning brief Brookfield Renewables announces its dividend at just above a quarter a share, the first community (sorta) solar project in Wyoming is complete, Duke Energy’s next round of solar rebates is already largely sold out, and more!

Tesla begins construction of Shanghai gigafactory

The EV and battery maker wants to start production of its Model 3 for the Chinese market by the end of the year. Next year, according to high-profile CEO Elon Musk, mass production of electric cars will start there, and this is expected to include their batteries as well.

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Tesla Powerwall & Sono Motors solar car pricing up due to energy storage demand

Strong demand for electric cars from both Tesla and other manufacturers has pushed up manufacturer costs for lithium ion batteries.

SolarEdge readying home energy storage product, breaks 1 GW shipped

In a slow global solar market, SolarEdge grew total shipments 44% year-over-year, expanded its presence in the C&I market, and grew global sales. Margins did slip, and growth rates were slower.

SMA, BYD charge into the US market

The German inverter maker has joined forces with the Chinese battery maker after losing U.S. market share to SolarEdge. This follows BYD linking up with Kostal to optimize communication interfaces between inverters and storage applications.

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Tesla secures 210 acres in Shanghai for its first international Gigafactory

Tesla is planning accelerated development and construction of this new battery and EV plant, which will mark the company’s first soirée into international production.

The race for battery manufacturing capacity: Ultra-fast charging potential

In this op-ed StoreDot Founder and CEO Dr. Doron Myersdorf discusses the current battery manufacturing landscape, the next steps the industry could take, and the potential behind new technologies.

The shift is on: CPS Energy breaks ground on its first storage + solar project in Texas

The unique project will match Texas’ largest previous battery storage project to address the difference between peak generation and peak demand.

Ten batteries to power the world

ARPE-E has chosen ten projects as part of its DAYS energy storage program aiming for 10 to 100 hours of energy storage at affordable fixed costs per cycle.

Kaiser signs power contracts for 131 MW of solar, 110 MW of batteries

NextEra will build a series of solar, wind and battery projects which will power 27 of the healthcare consortium’s 39 hospitals.

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