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American Battery Solutions launches energy storage division, battery storage platform

Michigan-based American Battery Solutions’ new Energy Storage System division announces the TeraStor platform and StorView management suite designed for large-scale energy storage projects.

Sunrise brief: About 20% of utility-scale solar capacity was delayed in the first half of 2022

Also on the rise: Ford Motors commits to largest purchase of solar energy from a utility. Michigan pledges to cover over 1200 public buildings with solar. And more.

DTE Energy to add 650 MW of solar energy for Ford Motors

In what is touted as the largest renewable energy purchase from a utility in US history, the added solar will mean that by 2025, every Ford vehicle manufactured in Michigan will be assembled with the equivalent of 100% carbon-free energy.

Michigan pledges to cover over 1200 public buildings with solar

The State of Michigan is partnering with utility Consumers Energy to install a 68 MW portfolio of distributed rooftop solar.

LG Energy Solution plans to boost revenue through joint ventures, batteries, smart manufacturing

In the Q2 earnings call, LG reported a drop in revenue from Q2 2021 but aims to achieve double-digit profit margin in five years.

Sunrise brief: National Solar Jobs Census finds that solar jobs increased 9% nationwide in 2021

Also on the rise: New home battery can provide backup power as well as smart time of use charging/discharging. Connecticut to allow distributed resources to compete with distribution grid upgrades. And more.

GM and LG receive $2.5 billion DOE loan to build three battery manufacturing plants

Battery manufacturing facilities will be built in Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan to produce EV batteries under the Ultium Cell name.


Researchers aim to scale organic semitransparent PV manufacturing for windows

A team at the University of Michigan developed a peel-off patterning technique to create stable semitransparent solar cells to be integrated with windows.

Michigan utility adds two solar projects with enough power to supply 150,000 homes

Consumers Energy announced it entered agreements to add 300 MW of capacity across two solar projects to its generation mix.

Sunrise brief: SpaceX to add Trina solar and Tesla batteries to its Starbase facility

Also on the rise: Western and Southeastern utilities’ progress in advancing 194 GW of solar projects is a mystery. Michigan utility seeks land siting utility scale solar. Approximately 858 GWdc of solar and over 1 TWh of batteries are in development. Summit Ridge energizes Montgomery County’s first ground-mount community solar project. PG&E $11 million pilot programs to accelerate vehicle-to-everything technologies. 50 states of solar incentives: Rhode Island.


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