Energy Storage

Victory for wholesale energy storage, but does Order 841 allow FERC to assault net metering?

Order 841 lets regional transmission operators create wholesale markets for energy storage — potentially including fleets of behind-the-meter storage systems.

From Rwanda to Riverside: How the solar industry provided new opportunities for an immigrant entrepreneur

When Covid-19 hit his small solar engineering business, CEO Methode Maniraguha said, no furloughs or layoffs — we’ll pivot.

Morning Brief: 294 MW Muscle Shoals solar project sold to Ørsted

Also in the brief: American solar supplier Aptos Solar added to Loanpal’s approved list, second life EV batteries for use in a microgrid, Maxeon upsizes convertible note offering

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Pacificorp looks to add 4.3 GW of renewables and storage by 2023

The utility giant is making this procurement in accordance with its 2019 integrated resource plan, under which Pacificorp intends to add 11 GW of wind and solar by 2038, with an additional 2.8 GW of battery storage.

Natron Energy, developer of sodium-ion batteries, raises $35M as investment in storage surges

The startup is building a battery using Prussian blue analogue electrodes and a sodium-ion electrolyte. Investors include ABB Technology Ventures, NanoDimension Capital, Volta Energy Technologies, Chevron, Khosla Ventures, and Prelude Ventures.

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Job Moves: Quinbrook, Sun Tribe Solar, Bloom Energy, Sunnova, Cypress Creek, Powin, CarbonQuest

Executive, career and boardroom moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities and energy VC.

Sunrun to acquire Vivint Solar for $3.2 billion in all-stock transaction

The new, bigger Sunrun will have 500,000 customers and more than 3 GW of solar power assets. Is there value in scale in residential solar?

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Solar and storage venture capital and finance roundup

Plus a bunch of investments in carbon capture.

Morning Brief: Duke, Dominion abandon pipeline, Berkshire Hathaway buys $10B of gas assets from Dominion

Also in the brief: Tepco to reuse Chinese EV batteries for energy storage, end of Chinese dam-building era,

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NREL study backs hydrogen for long-duration storage

Pumped hydro and compressed air energy storage will soon be cost-effective for day-long storage, while hydrogen for long-duration storage will be cost-effective by 2050 or sooner, the national lab’s study projected.

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