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Sunrise brief: U.S. solar deployment to grow 40% this year, remains lowest-cost option

Also on the rise: Nickel-zinc battery systems paired with hydrogen, EV charging. Solar modules removed from California Target facility meet sustainable end of life. And more.

Optimus Energy eyes commercial solar, EV charging expansion in Georgia

The Florida-based developer sees Georgia Power’s service territory as its target market for new commercial and industrial solar projects and EV charging systems.

Nickel-zinc battery systems paired with hydrogen, EV charging

ZincFive is supplying its battery systems into a hydrogen fueling microgrid and a pilot DC fast charging station project of Advanced Power & Energy in Greenville, Pennsylvania.

Global battery market forecast to grow 186% by 2025

CEA’s Energy Storage System (ESS) Supplier Market Intelligence Program (SMIP) offers a biannual market report about the leading global lithium-ion battery cell manufacturers and energy storage system integrators.

Sunrise brief: California Senate proposes $400 million community solar and storage investment

Also on the rise: LG Energy Solution and Hyundai announce battery facility in Georgia. Solar module prices at two-year low, deployment to reach 300 GW this year. And more.

LG Energy Solution and Hyundai announce battery facility in Georgia

The new U.S. manufacturing facility represents an investment of $4.3 billion, and will be located in Bryan County, Georgia, adjacent to Hyundai’s manufacturing facility currently under construction.

Planned neighborhood is all-electric, solar-powered, and storm-resilient

Vermont Governor Phil Scott and Senator Peter Welch attended the groundbreaking for a new microgrid neighborhood in South Burlington that will have solar on every home and an EV charger in every garage.

Sunrise brief: Polar Racking adds two U.S. solar mount manufacturing facilities 

Also on the rise: Automated solar permitting speeds approval process. PJM’s pace of interconnection will not meet demand through 2028, says NRDC. And more.

Antifreeze battery chemistry improves cold weather EV driving range

In a recent Argonne and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory study, researchers developed a fluorine-containing electrolyte chemistry that performs well for EVs driving in sub-zero temperatures.

Electrification could cost California up to $50 billion if loads are not managed

If California infrastructure needs for high electrification were met exclusively with distribution assets, without real-time dynamic rates and flexible load management strategies, the cost could reach $50 billion by 2035, a study by Kevala found.