Boston startup Form Energy has secured $200 million Series D funding for the development of what is being called a breakthrough in energy storage.
The battery operates at 230 degrees Fahrenheit, opening what researchers said could be “a whole cascading cost savings” including everything from less expensive materials to less insulation.
The codes enable legacy inverters to participate in advanced distribution management.
The national laboratory developed the baseline products to develop and document transparent, normalized technology cost and performance assumptions.
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The achievement was confirmed by the Institute for Solar Energy Research and is claimed as a world record for a p-type TOPCon cells.
Reaching up to 120kW, the three phase inverters have integrated monitoring and a modular design.
Researchers developed a silicon heterojunction solar cell based on p-type gallium-doped wafers that they said has an efficiency of 22.6% and improved stability.
The laboratory’s Annual Technology Baseline is a set of data, tools, and presentations that analyze technology costs across energy sectors.