Also on the rise: Developers scrap an 850 MW solar project after local objection, Rivian plans a second EV plant in the U.S., Ohio regulators consider another 470 MW of solar, and more.
Made up of distributed residential energy storage, these “plants” stabilize the grid and often end the need for new fossil generation. Tesla customers in California are the latest to join the movement.
The first startup to reach the 40 Amp-hour benchmark for a solid-state cell has now achieved a breakthrough capacity retention rate of 97.3% after 675 cycles.
Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a revolutionary lithium-metal battery chemistry that they believe will allow EV batteries to almost double capacity, while also overcoming historic setbacks.
Also on the rise: Jinko Solar and Maersk agree to work to ease shipping bottlenecks; and House and Senate bills target interstate rights-of-way for clean energy development, EV charging, and high-speed internet.
Rooftop solar is just the start, as energy storage, smart electrical panels, and EV chargers enter the mainstream for solar owners. Here’s a guide to matching your solar array with some of the most popular accessories.
Also on the rise: Chinese solar group calls forced labor allegations ‘unfounded’, and two southwest utilities issue RFPs for solar and distributed energy resources.
Also on the rise: JinkoSolar says demand softened as polysilicon prices rose in Q1, battery EVs are forecast to rule the roads by 2050, and New York State issues site permits for two solar projects.
The automaker said it is accelerating plans for two new battery cell plants in the United States to complement the Ultium Cells LLC plants under construction in Tennessee and Ohio.
The funds support DOE national lab efforts and create partnerships in batteries, electric vehicles, connected vehicles, and will span five years.
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