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Price-responsive demand can accelerate renewable generation

With increasing adoption of electric vehicles and heat pumps, whose demand can be flexible, “marrying” that trend with the upward trend of variable renewable generation “could accelerate both,” said a paper from the Energy Systems Integration Group.

Sunrise brief: Interest in solar apprenticeship expands in response to IRA 

Also on the rise: 13 European PV equipment makers pitch their machines to U.S. PV manufacturers. EV batteries alone could satisfy short-term grid storage demand. And more.

Enphase demonstrates bidirectional EV charger

The bidirectional EV charger enables vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid applications, and integrates into Enphase home energy systems.

EV batteries alone could satisfy short-term grid storage demand

Low participation rates for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) tech of just 12% to 43% are needed to provide short-term grid storage demand throughout the world by as early as 2030, according to a group of Dutch and U.S. researchers.


Sunrise brief: EDF installed 1 GW of solar, wind and storage in 2022

Also on the rise: In 2022 pv magazine USA website traffic up 83%, reflecting dynamic solar industry. GM announces $650 million production plan with Lithium Americas. And more.

Generac introduces residential EV charger

Generac said the Level 2 home charger can charge a car battery in as little as four to six hours, and the J1772 connector is compatible with most EVs on the market today.

LG Energy Solution sees record profit in Q4

One of the leading global battery manufacturers, LG Energy Solution, announced an increase of 43% in revenue and nearly 60% in operating profit as it seeks to expand in North America.

Sunrise brief: Minnesota voting on 100% clean electricity, 10% solar by 2030

Also on the rise: Retired coal sites to host multi-day iron-air batteries. Wyoming 900 MW pumped storage project moves toward licensing. And more.

Cabot to invest in component for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries

The company plans to invest approximately $200 million in U.S. conductive carbon additives over the next five years, with plans to add 15,000 metric tons of capacity in Texas to meet needs of electric vehicle lithium-ion battery applications.

Sunrise brief: New Mexico law seeks solar on every roof, and an EV charger in every garage 

Also on the rise: 50 states of solar incentives–Illinois. Falling costs, 15 GW of US solar module production, and TOPCon trends. And more.