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Sandia researchers develop new grid-scale energy storage battery

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.

NREL develops interoperable SCADA protocols for PV inverters

The codes enable legacy inverters to participate in advanced distribution management.

NREL projects solar generation and costs for 10 U.S. zones

The national laboratory developed the baseline products to develop and document transparent, normalized technology cost and performance assumptions.

Sunrise brief: With residential solar demand ‘through the roof’ can supply chains keep up?

Also on the rise: An insurer warns the solar industry about wildfire risks, Hawaiian Electric’s storage incentive program goes live, and solar energy jobs were lost in the pandemic year but are coming back, DOE says.

Longi claims 25.19% efficiency for p-type TOPCon solar cell

The achievement was confirmed by the Institute for Solar Energy Research and is claimed as a world record for a p-type TOPCon cells.

Want a better battery? Hold your breath

Recent research reveals a previously underestimated role for oxygen in limiting the performance of lithium-ion batteries.

NREL adds solar-plus-storage category to its 2021 energy cost dataset

The laboratory’s Annual Technology Baseline is a set of data, tools, and presentations that analyze technology costs across energy sectors.

Factorial achieves capacity retention milestone for its solid-state technology

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.

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Solar module cooling techniques for the desert

Researchers tested solar panel cooling technologies and found that active techniques work better than passive ones under harsh climatic conditions.

New battery chemistry tweak could double electric vehicle range

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.