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Product roundup: Enphase, Panasonic, Con Edison, startups, and more

Check out this week’s list of some of the newest announcements related to clean energy products.

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.

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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.

Energy storage investments 2020: VC and equity firms put more than $500 million in these 25 battery startups

Here’s a year-end round-up of VC investments across the energy storage value stack.

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Morning Brief: Swell raises $450M for VPPs, Terra-Gen and Mortenson start on world’s largest standalone solar and storage project

Also in the brief: CPS Energy opened bidding last week on a contract that will double its solar capacity and add 500 MW of backup power to the grid.

Relectrify gets the most out of second-life battery systems

After more than a year of testing, Relectrify has released interim results of a pilot that combines repurposed batteries from Nissan Leaf vehicles with proprietary inverter technology to create a battery system that has exceeded expectations.

QuantumScape finally unstealths — with breakthrough performance in solid state batteries

After ten secretive years, several hundred million dollars spent, and the efforts of hundreds of scientists and engineers, QuantumScape went public on a video call today with the performance results of its solid-state battery — and its potential impact on the electric vehicle industry.

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SPAC, the final frontier: QuantumScape raises $680M for advanced EV batteries, TJ Rodgers raises $200M in SPAC IPOs, plus EVs galore and Stem

Once sort of disreputable, the SPAC is now a “financial innovation” and a “funding mechanism for ambitious companies who are in the midst of a growth phase-change,” in the eyes of some investors. Here’s a roundup.

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