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Morning Brief: Duke Energy reaches deal with Sunrun, Vote Solar to modernize rooftop PV in South Carolina

Also in the brief: 67-MWdc Lotus Solar Farm in Madera County, California, developed by 8minute Solar Energy, is now fully operational. Plus First Solar’s secondary offering for the Waltons, and Natron gets $20 million for battery scale-up.

Tesla battery day bingo

Tesla battery day is next week. Earlier this year, Musk told analysts that what he had to say “will blow your mind. It blows my mind.” Here’s a list of battery hyperbole and terms you’re bound to hear at the event.


Secretive battery builder QuantumScape to go public via SPAC at $3.3 billion valuation

Aiming to win the EV battery race, the ten-year old solid-state battery builder has received more than $1 billion from investors including Bill Gates, Vinod Khosla and VW.


EnerVenue looks to shake up the battery market with metal hydrogen technology

The company launched today with $12 million in seed funding, boasting advantages over lithium-ion in performance, price, operability in extreme weather and decades of use in the aerospace industry.


Long-duration energy storage makes progress but regulation lags technology

Technologies, players and regulatory gaps in the U.S. long-duration storage market.


The Texas battery boom is helping drive the ‘summer of storage’ in the US

With two projects clocking in at 100 MW each, the Texas storage market is demonstrating that California isn’t the only state that can do big batteries.

Morning Brief: Elon Musk hints at yet another battery breakthrough, CAISO provides details on California blackouts

Also in the brief: A surge of nuclear outages in the U.S. this summer, Japan’s struggle to drive down renewables costs


SimpliPhi predicts a cobalt-free battery takeover sooner than anyone expects

pv magazine spoke with SimpliPhi CEO Catherine Von Burg to discuss why she believes lithium-iron-phosphate is the chemistry of the near future.

The battery chemistry schism is imminent

According to a new report from Wood Mackenzie, lithium-iron-phosphate is poised to overtake lithium-manganese-cobalt-oxide as the dominant stationary storage chemistry within the decade, making footholds in battery storage before moving onto EV dominance.


Morning Brief: Maximizing solar self-consumption by rethinking panel orientation, carbon-neutral beer

Also in the brief: Did we mention carbon-neutral beer? Plus drone inspection of transmission towers.


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