battery

Back to the battery future

Rocky Mountain Institute’s new predicts unprecedented battery storage development in the next decade and beyond. And, while li-ion will remain to be the tech that’s hot in the streets in the short term, the future is diverse.

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Hardware brief: Minimalist racking, optimized car charging, a 10 GWh/year battery factory & more!

Got new hardware tips? Send them to USA-Editors@pv-magazine.com. Mono-PERC module pricing is still nudging downward, Energy Toolbase has integrated Chint energy storage solutions into its software, and Jinko has a new module.

Tesla breaks storage records in Q3

The most dramatic company in energy installed 477 megawatts-hours of battery storage in Q3, more than ever before, as well as seeing the first improvements in its residential solar deployment in years.

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The ecosystems of innovation

Energy storage is a sector marked by continuous technological development – and given the challenges created by our rapidly transforming energy systems, it needs to be. But how do innovations move from idea to reality?
Specifically, what kind of environments are needed to nurture new technologies and approaches, and how do they interact with existing supports?

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Former EPA officials call for halt on NC gas extensions, SEIA adds Kentucky affiliate: pvMB 10/9/19

Hello and welcome to the last morning brief of your workweek. After tomorrow, it’s the weekend, you can do it! Today, we have SunPower giving away a free solar system, Sungrow supplying inverters and energy storage for SMART, Energy Toolbase integrating with Chint Power and more!

ZAF supplies batteries to the Air Force, Standard Solar completes Virginia school projects: pvMB 10/9/19

Hello and welcome to your Hump Day MB. Today we also have new board members at Solaria, and sPower completing 20 MW in California.

SPI Day 3: solar tools, solar modules, electrical panel upgrades, future inverters, more!

Nineteen thousand people walked the floor at the United States’ largest *energy conference* – not just solar power conference – and it is a bit sad to end, but the education, handshakes, and hardware were great.

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Soltec achieves 16.2% Bifacial Gain, Ohio State makes a potassium battery breakthrough: pvMB 9/18/19

Happy Wednesday, folks and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ll be checking out 7 Michigan school districts moving to electric bus fleets, Extensible Energy’s virtual battery, net metering protests in The Big Easy and more.

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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