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In lab secrets, Tesla is talking about 20-year lithium ion batteries

Researchers have found that over three years of testing lithium ion NMC532 graphite battery cells have the potential to stay structurally sound long enough for cars to reach greater than 1 million miles, and grid connected energy storage to last more than 20 years under daily use.

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Electric company pushing electric school buses in Virginia, high speed car charging network in Iowa

Power utilities are continuing a nationwide push for vehicle electrification to grow flat since ~2007 electricity demand, with Dominion Energy now aiming for a 100% electric school bus replacement program, starting with 50 by the end of 2020 in Virginia, along with Mid American pushing for 15 high speed car charging locations across the Iowa utility’s service area.

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Remembering Guy Sella, wildfire victims exempted from California solar mandate: pvMB 8/26/19

Hello one and all and welcome back to the pvMB. Today we have up the Two Creeks solar project breaking ground, new batteries made from Hogweed and more.

Sanders dreams of electric sheep, Sungrow considered 100% bankable: pvMB 8/20/19

Hello one and all and welcome to your Tuesday edition of the pvMB. Today we’ve got on our plates NEC installing over 20 MW of energy storage in Maine and Massachusetts, Biomethanation, Neo Volta’s N14 simultaneously operating DC and AC and more!

California approves solar+school buses

California regulators have approved an SDG&E proposal to install 3,000 to 6,000 medium and heavy vehicle charging stations, as well as a vehicle-to-grid pilot where 10 school buses will be tested for use as grid assets.

LONGi shingled module, Soltec bifacial simulations, Campbell Scientific solar albedo, more!

Hardware! Hardware! Get your fresh hardware! Terrasmart’s new *fixed* racking takes into account bifacial solar panels, Quickmount releases 5 to 10 degree commercial rooftop racking system, “Lead Crystal” batteries with 18-20 year lifetimes, more!

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Tensions flare in trade war, Trump threatens WTO exit

The World Trade Organization has taken the first steps towards enabling China to file compensatory sanctions against the United States over the section 301 tariffs.

Hanwha Q Cells achieves top-tier bankability, solar panels stolen in Indiana: pvMb 8/16/19

TGIF and welcome to this Friday’s pvMB. Today we’ve got our sights set on Sunnova and PetersonDean’s California partnership, Pivot energy’s hiring, SimpliPhi cutting battery prices and more!

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Solar gets by with a little help from its friends

Hidden in a natural gas plant modification application, Duke Energy has released findings that constant ramping is causing solar to contributes increased emissions onto the grid. If only there was some way to cover solar’s shortfalls without fossil fuels.

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Regulator says lithium-ion batteries create “unacceptable risks”

Arizona regulator Sandra D. Kennedy has filed a review of lithium ion technology’s drawbacks relative to other energy storage technologies, specifically noting hydrogen fluoride release and thermal runaway, in light of two Arizona energy storage battery fires.

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