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Relectrify gets the most out of second-life battery systems

After more than a year of testing, Relectrify has released interim results of a pilot that combines repurposed batteries from Nissan Leaf vehicles with proprietary inverter technology to create a battery system that has exceeded expectations.

Morning Brief: MISO preps for FERC Order 2222, zinc battery startup Eos now public via SPAC

Also in the brief: SolaREIT is focused on acquiring the land underpinning solar assets, plus, engineering services company Solar Support has unveiled a tiered customer-service solution for inverter and power electronic manufacturers.

An interstate HVDC transmission system could save the US $1 trillion by 2050

Chart of the day: Researchers with Vibrant Clean Energy have created a model that outlines how upgrading the nation’s existing transmission system or building an entirely new one could save the country hundreds of billions of dollars by 2050.

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What’s the value of your solar resource data?

While the median approach has emerged as a potential remedy to optimistic irradiance assumptions, it is a flawed system, one which can lead to significant cash shortcomings. So how does one get valuable, accurate data?

Energy and climate trends over the course of the Trump presidency

Big systems with long-lived assets, like the worldwide energy sector, are hard to redirect. How have CO2 emissions and energy use changed over the last 3 years and 9 months? Catherine Wolfram of the Haas School of Business takes a look.

The challenge of perfect operating data

In this series of articles, Power Factors’ Steve Hanawalt will look in-depth at the four major pitfalls in solar asset monitoring applications, before discussing proposed solutions for fixing these problems—once and for all.

Solar and wind generation continue to expand rapidly while coal is in a tailspin

The EIA’s most recent Electric Power Monthly report shows that solar has accounted for nearly 3.4% of the country’s generation so far in 2020, with wind being responsible for another 8.5%. Meanwhile, coal has plummeted to just 17.8% of the nation’s total, down nearly 30% from just last year.

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Clean energy VC funding roundup: Residential flow batteries, solar sales software and financing, EV charging and more

Investors continue to invest and clean energy entrepreneurs continue to innovate — despite global setbacks. Here are six companies that won a total of $170 million in funding in recent days, ranging across the cleantech spectrum.

New reports detail cause of APS battery explosion that left 8 injured

Two reports released this week outline the series of failures that led to the McMicken battery thermal runaway and explosion and what needs to be done to prevent similar disasters in the future.

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Goldin Solar gives a look at Tesla’s newest energy management offering

pv magazine spoke with Goldin Solar CEO Daren Goldin about what sets the new Tesla Backup Gateway 2 apart from its predecessor and what it means for the future of distributed energy management.

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