Boom in EVs unlikely to cause lithium shortage

The French Environment & Energy Management Agency has published a report in which analyzes the dynamics of lithium supply and demand in different scenarios of global electrification by 2050. The agency experts are convinced that only with a 75% penetration of electric vehicles there is the real risk of a marked decrease in the safety margin of lithium supply.

Overbuilding solar cheaper than seasonal storage and natural gas in Minnesota

An analysis by Clean Power Research, commissioned by the MN Solar Pathways Initiative, shows that 10% solar by 2025, and 70% wind+solar+storage in 2050 can be achieved at a comparable cost to natural gas-fired generation.

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The right technical assumptions: An interview with Davion Hill, DNV GL

In this interview DNV GL’s Davion Hill gives a preview into the company’s new Battery Performance Scorecard, discussing some of the findings and what they mean for both battery makers and consumers.

Two CCAs sign up for 128 MW of solar plus storage

A deal with EDF Renewables is one of the largest power contracts ever penned involving community choice aggregators, with special focus on the potential of the project’s battery storage component to help those CCAs deliver energy more efficiently.

Sunrun puts 100 MW of residential solar online in one quarter

The nation’s largest residential solar company is getting bigger and taking market share from its rivals.

Lazard, Lazard, LCOE – what’s the cheapest energy?

Lazard’s newly released Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis 12.0, and Storage 4.0, finds that where utility scale wind works, it dominates – and that the unsubsidized cost to build new utility wind and solar facilities is equal to, and often less than running already-built fossil facilities.

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SolarEdge readying home energy storage product, breaks 1 GW shipped

In a slow global solar market, SolarEdge grew total shipments 44% year-over-year, expanded its presence in the C&I market, and grew global sales. Margins did slip, and growth rates were slower.

New England moves to open the market for battery storage

ISO New England has filed with federal regulators for a new market design to allow storage technologies to more fully participate in the wholesale market, as its interconnection queue fills up with battery projects.

Special coverage of energy storage markets & technology, courtesy of pv magazine

pv magazine brings you a special edition devoted to the fast-growing energy storage space, including a look at its thornier challenges.

SMA, BYD charge into the US market

The German inverter maker has joined forces with the Chinese battery maker after losing U.S. market share to SolarEdge. This follows BYD linking up with Kostal to optimize communication interfaces between inverters and storage applications.

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