StoreDot is opening the facility with the hope that the additional research and development capacity will allow the company to commercialize its battery products by 2024.
Also on the rise: SolRiver Capital buys an Oregon solar development portfolio, Swell Energy expands its distributed power plant model, and a shift in focus is coming to a DOE loan program.
The Oregon utility said that as much as 25% of peak demand power in 2030 could come from customer-owned solar panels, batteries, and electric vehicles.
Also on the rise: SEG Solar expands its module production in Cambodia, Kentucky’s solar pipeline looks impressive, and Summit Ridge starts work on a community solar portfolio.
The 50:50 joint venture with Norway-based FREYR could result in factories with an initial production capacity of 50 GWh per year by 2030.
Also on the rise: Sunnova will market solar plus storage in Home Depot stores, and we take a look at top factors to consider in deciding whether to buy or lease your home solar panels.
Funds will be used to develop larger form factor products targeting industrial electrification and e-mobility markets.
Also on the rise: Massachusetts considers SMART program changes, EV demand could tighten li-ion battery supplies for utility energy storage, and Greenbacker adds to its Colorado solar portfolio.
Cell manufacturers are expected to prioritize larger customers in the automotive industry over relatively small energy storage system integrators.
Also on the rise: Arevon taps Tesla for 6 GWh of storage, ABB launches a fast vehicle charger, and DOE offers a $2.5m prize to advance energy justice goals.