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Database lists 616,818 global sites for sustainable pumped hydro

Australian researchers said that oOff-river” pumped-hydro is not only able to overcome the typical topographical issues of conventional pumped-hydro but also is cheaper.

Finding the ideal size for a quantum dot

New research describes an algorithm that can calculate the ideal characteristics for a quantum dot to maximize cell efficiency.

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.

New ‘slide-in’ solar canopy tech from Australia

Australian design and manufacturing company PVDymanics has unveiled a solar canopy technology which can be used with both framed and frameless solar modules. The company believes its system can revolutionize the micro-grid market.

Australia makes another massive battery play

The state of Victoria is on track to host one of the world’s largest lithium-ion batteries. The 300 MW/450 MWh Victoria Big Battery will be constructed on the outskirts of Geelong.

Proposed $16B project combines world’s largest PV farm, largest battery, longest undersea HVDC cable

Here’s a high-level cost estimate of what transmitting solar power underneath an ocean might cost for the proposed $16 billion Australia–ASEAN power line.

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SolarEdge boosted by record solar revenues in Europe and strong residential growth

Despite the pandemic, residential solar growth continues. Commercial solar, always the problem child, is having trouble coping with the virus.

Fluence acquires Advanced Microgrid Solutions, in bid to help customers monetize storage, renewable assets

“Storage is the first truly digital asset that you can put on the electric network. That means the smarter we are with digital, the better job we can do powering the electric network,” Brett Galura, CTO at Fluence said, declining to disclose the acquisition’s price tag.

Morning Brief: Clean energy SPAC attack continues, Nextracker’s solar tracker design at Australia’s largest PV farm

Also in the brief: David Crane’s SPAC closes its IPO this morning at $230 million, Romeo Systems, a maker of lithium-ion battery packs for EVs is going public via SPAC, FERC OKs CAISO EV charging, storage updates

Cutter Rail: Clenergy’s new mounting system just made for installers

Solar industry participants have produced a new Australian-manufactured rail for PV modules that has been engineered to ensure safety and longevity, while catering to the needs of installers who work on residential and commercial rooftop projects.

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