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Cleantech Roundup: Tigo Energy, Blue Bird, Mitrex, and more

Check out this week’s list of some of the newest announcements related to clean energy products.

Sunrise brief: DOE sets a goal to cut solar costs by 60% in 10 years

The Energy Department set a goal of achieving 2 cents/kWh by 2030, and announced an initial $128 million in funding to support technology development.

Sunrise brief: Solar shone, more energy storage could have helped ERCOT during storm, report says

Also on the rise: How shading California’s sprawling canal system with solar makes economic sense, Safari Energy marks a milestone, Rio Tinto tests AI-enabled CSP for process heat, and researchers claim a structural battery breakthrough for EV use. Uff-da!

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Commercial trucks are ripe for electrification, if policies back EV adoption

A Berkeley Lab report says that a lack of policies is blocking wider adoption of electric trucks. Even so, ventures are under way to shift the diesel-to-electric transition into high gear.

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Cleantech Roundup: Soltec, SunPower, Schletter, and more

Check out this week’s list of some of the newest announcements related to clean energy products.

DOE offers $24.5m in R&D funding for a clean energy grid

The federal agency aims to advance next-generation batteries and electricity-conducing materials.

Storm season has the solar industry looking to protect assets from costly hail damage

The destructive potential of hail on solar arrays has only been fully realized in the last two years. In this series, pv magazine talks with experts in storm modeling, risk insurance, and damage mitigation to learn how solar arrays can survive nature’s wrath.

Making ultra low-carbon solar the global standard to decarbonize the PV industry’s supply chain

We need to transform the end-to-end global supply chain for solar to be a truly clean energy source, writes Michael Parr. He says this will take a strong signal from corporate buyers and policy makers.

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Watch: Heavy-duty EV maker Lion Electric plans battery plant

The electric vehicle provider would more fully control its supply chain with the addition of the 5 GWh production facility.

Sunrise brief: 6 GW a year of new carbon-free resources? California faces a massive build-out

Also in the rise: Partners will test a large-scale vehicle-to-grid charging system, Canadian Solar funds a startup whose focus is on the rest of the world, Griddy files for Chapter 11 after ERCOT mess, and Daqo signs a supply agreement with a new wafer manufacturer.

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