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Tesla acquires Maxwell Technologies

It’s unclear exactly what the interest is in the California super-capacitor maker, but it could be more about the process than the product.

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Aggreko’s 1 MW battery system, Conti Solar rebrands: pvMB 5/14/19

Hello and thank your for joining us yet again on the pvMB. Today we’ll be discussing Daymak’s Boomerbuggy X, Scout Boats going solar and everything else to get you through your morning.

Solar + storage for the first time in Arkansas

A 100 MW project featuring the state’s first large-scale battery storage system has been announced in Arkansas. The project will be developed by a subsidiary of NextEra, and the power bought by Entergy Arkansas.

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pvMB 3/18/19: Musk dubs 2019 the “Year of the Solar Roof,” Vote Solar’s 2019 Equinox party… and more!

Happy Monday to you and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at TEP using sheep for brush control, Hawaiian energy leaders calling on Washington to go 100% solar, a 149 MW project planned in Michigan and everything else you need to start you week in solar.

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Energy storage, EV jobs boom in the United States

A new report by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) shows energy storage jobs growing 14% and EV jobs growing 16%, despite China’s dominance in lithium-ion battery technology.

Industry first: Flow battery gets 10-year performance insurance

Munich Re, a global insurance company, is offering a 10 year “Project Cover” plan for ESS’s two flow battery models – 50 kW / 400 kWh and 100 kW / 400 kWh. ESS suggests a 25+ year lifetime on its product with zero degradation.

Tesla borrows $520m from China for Shanghai Gigafactory

The electric carmaker has signed 12-month credit agreements with three of China’s “Big Four” lenders as well as the development bank for Shanghai as it aims to get its lower-priced Model 3s rolling off the production line by the end of the year.

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The next big thing: grid-tied batteries. How to maximize value

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Mike Mendelsohn & Dr. Allison Weis of Ascend Analytics break down the value of battery storage and the profitability of this tech.

The solar will rise again

Louisiana utility Cleco Power may issue a request for proposals for up to 400 MW of solar capacity some time this year.

Trump trade announcement offers hope of breakthrough

The president last night announced he is hoping to arrange a meeting with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to bring an end to the long-running trade stand-off between the two nations, provided further progress can be made in negotiations.

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