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Tesla and Panasonic to kill cobalt curse

Panasonic announced an aim to produce batteries for Tesla without using cobalt, much of which is sourced from the unstable and conflict-ridden Congo.

Panasonic and Pika up the pace

Pika Energy has increased its home battery capacity to 17.1 kWh – about half an average home’s daily usage. The units are powered by Panasonic lithium-ion cells.

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Tesla Powerwall adds time-based control

A software update for the Powerwall 2 home energy storage system adds controls to allow owners to take advantage of time of use electricity rates in California and other states

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100 hours and longer: ARPA-E seeks 5¢/kWh energy storage

The U.S. government’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy is offering up to $30 million in funding to build innovative technologies to enable long-duration energy storage, with the aim to provide reliable electricity from 10 to roughly 100 hours, and longer.

Musk hints at 1 GWh battery as Tesla solar power installations fall further

The company’s energy generation and storage division set a record of $410 million in revenue during Q1, but solar power fell to 2013 deployment levels.

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Dynapower signs master supply agreement with Viridity

Viridity Energy Solutions has signed Dynapower to be its master supplier of inverters and fully integrated energy storage systems. Viridity also chose Dynapower to manage two 20MW/20MWh systems.

Cypress Creek launches solar+storage in North Carolina

Cypress Creek Renewables will couple 12 solar projects with Lockheed GridStart lithium ion batteries, and LG Neon solar modules for a North Carolina electricity cooperative.

UPDATED: World’s largest batteries hiding in Colorado bids

Xcel Energy’s December 2017 solicitation results contain bids for energy storage projects at least as large as the current world’s largest under construction, and far larger than the world’s biggest running batteries.

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Tesla to sell 25 MW battery as part of Salt River Project settlement

Judge ruled SRP acted illegally against solar power customers as a monopoly power by changing rates in 2015. Settlement does not end customer charge.

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U.S. energy storage begins to take off

Despite a lackluster Q4, GTM Research predicts that the U.S. energy storage market is going to boom in 2018, driven by both policy support and falling prices.

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