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107 MW rackless, earth-mounted solar memorandum of understanding signed

US-based Erthos announced a 14 MW portfolio of earth-mount solar PV projects under contract along with a memorandum of understanding for a 107 MW project.

Study shows Nextracker’s machine learning software improves solar plant output

The software’s algorithms were found to boost output by leveraging Nextracker’s independent-row tracking system.

Zinc8 to manufacture its first zinc-air batteries in US market

Canadian battery developer Zinc8 Energy Solutions has announced plans to begin battery production in the United States, incentivised by manufacturing production credits in the US Inflation Reduction Act.

Enphase partners with Home Connect to manage home appliances from single app

Integrated clean home energy and smart appliances platform lets users run appliances on battery-stored solar energy in pre-determined time frames.

There’s big money in recycling materials from solar panels

Recycling solar panels keeps them out of landfills, but also provides much-needed raw materials with Rystad Energy projecting a value approaching AU$118 billion (US$80 billion) by 2050.

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Water-based zinc-ion battery for stationary energy storage

Salient Energy developed the water-based zinc-ion battery to have the same power, performance, and footprint as lithium-ion systems without the safety risk.

US startup unveils non-flammable batteries for EVs, storage

Alsym will produce its new batteries – made of readily available materials, without lithium or cobalt – for electric vehicles, stationary storage, and marine applications.

Amazon invests in novel solar cell production facility

Ambient Photonics will build a fully automated manufacturing facility to produce solar cells for powering consumer electronics.

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US government announces $4.4 billion of funding for battery manufacturing, processing, recycling

US$3.1 billion (AU$4.4 billion) is available to increase production of American-made batteries, with a separate US$60 million (AU$85 million) to support second-life applications for used EV batteries, along with development of processes for recycling materials back into the battery supply chain.

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Battery fire at Salt River Project in the US

Fire crews in Chandler, Arizona, sent robots into a building at the Salt River Project where a 10 MW battery was smouldering.

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