Scientists developed an innovative method to observe the inner workings of lithium-ion batteries and found that cracks which form in the electrode, something manufacturers do their best to minimize, may actually have benefits in allowing for faster charging.
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Passing these bills would make the state among the most ambitious in the Midwest when it comes to growing storage capacity and encouraging business models that unlock the full potential of this technology, like the “virtual power plant” model.
Michigan customers would be offered $500 per kW for a new solar system and $300 per kWh for a new battery storage system, which would be doubled for low- and moderate-income customers.
Holcim plans to install solar on a 100-acre field site on the Alpena, Michigan property, which produces 2.4 million metric tons of cement per year, including the OneCem brand cement.
The company said the sites will add over 1 GW of capacity, serving increased demand for domestically produced solar components.
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