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Sunrise brief: U.S. adds 33 GW of solar in 2023

Also on the rise: 2024 will be a year of recovery for residential solar, says Enphase co-founder. Largest solar installation in Mississippi begins operations. And more.

U.S. draft rules may disqualify Australian critical minerals from IRA subsidies

A number of critical mineral producers will likely be ineligible for U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) subsidies, as the US government has published draft rules forbidding access to enterprises with stakes held by Chinese investors.

California’s lithium reserves could power 375 million EV batteries, say researchers

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory prepared a report, funded by the US Department of Energy, to thoroughly quantify the amount of lithium in an underground reserve in the Salton Sea, California.

Battery prices down 14% this year, says BloombergNEF

BloombergNEF says it has recorded a 14% decline in battery prices this year, mainly due to cheaper raw materials, following an unprecedented rise in 2022.

Sunrise brief: Pre-assembled nickel-hydrogen energy storage solution

Also on the rise: BP to take full control of Lightsource BP. Solar designed for curved surfaces. And more.

EnerVenue Energy Rack includes pre-assembled Energy Storage Vessels

The stationary energy storage solution includes a nickel-hydrogen battery, the battery management system and cabling.

Lessons learned: Battery energy storage systems

Taking a rigorous approach to inspection is crucial across the energy storage supply chain. Chi Zhang and George Touloupas, of Clean Energy Associates (CEA), explore common manufacturing defects in battery energy storage systems (BESS’) and how quality-assurance regimes can detect them.


Sunrise brief: American Battery Factory breaks ground on $1.2 billion Arizona gigafactory

Also on the rise: TotalEnergies adds a 280 MW Texas solar facility to its portfolio. Sunnova misses on Q3 earnings, posts sunny forecast for 2024. And more.

American Battery Factory breaks ground on $1.2 billion Arizona gigafactory

The lithium-ferro-phosphate battery cell factory will provide an estimated 1,000 jobs to the Tucson, Arizona area.

Sunrise brief: Enphase launches home EV charger

Also on the rise: Downward trend for PV module prices losing momentum, California sets first appliance standards to balance renewables, and more.