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Maxeon unveils home energy management system

Maxeon Solar Technologies has released an integrated home energy management system to engage with solar PV, batteries, heating, cooling, and appliances.

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Elon Musk wins SolarCity lawsuit, avoids $2.8 billion judgment

Business magnate Elon Musk has avoided what would have been the largest judgment in US history on an individual executive.

Enphase launches pilot to pay US solar customers for leasing batteries, sharing energy

Homeowners who participate in a new Enphase pilot project will connect their home batteries to the US grid, sharing energy through Green Mountain Power’s distribution system in exchange for financial incentives.

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Construction begins on Facebook’s $120 million solar project

The 70MW project is under development by Silicon Ranch and was launched through utility Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Green Invest program. Plus, pv magazine examines the work of “Solar Protocol” to bring attention to the fact that the internet is not as ethereal as it seems.

Discovery of ‘structural earthquake’ in cathode formation may improve sodium-ion batteries 20-40%

Researchers at the Argonne National Laboratory in the United States discovered a degenerative effect in the creation of cathode materials for sodium-ion batteries that may have significant impacts on the performance of sodium-ion batteries.

Solar PV with a 50-year lifetime

The US Department of Energy’s durable materials consortium is a multi-laboratory unit that stress-tests solar modules for durability. It seeks to extend the useful life of PV.

EV battery manufacturer demonstrates 1200km range, raises $88 million

The US battery manufacturer Our Next Energy (ONE) has said it will use the funding led by BMW to accelerate its R&D and build a US manufacturing facility.

Rackless, earth-mounted solar provider earns funding

Erthos secured a US$17.5 million (AU$24 million) Series B from an investor who participated in the startup of Tesla and SpaceX. The utility-scale solar company has a 2.5GW project pipeline.

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Water-based electrolyser for green hydrogen production

U.S. company Verdagy has secured a US$25 million (AU$35 million) investment for its new electrolyser technology, which provides hydrogen fuel for heavy industrial applications. The membrane-based technology uses large active area cells, high current densities, and broad operating ranges to deliver hydrogen at scale.

Next-gen concentrated solar power now under development in US

In new studies led by researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the US Department of Energy pursues an energy cost goal of US$0.05 per kilowatt-hour.

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