Tagged Batteries

California Shifts $100M in Behind-the-Meter Battery Incentives to Low-Income Communities

By [email protected] Amid massive wildfires, rolling blackouts and the continued threat of large-scale grid outages, California is shifting more than $100 million of its $1.2 billion Self-Generation Incentive Program budget to help low-income communities install about 100 megawatts of stalled behind-the-meter battery projects. The shift won’t tap the $613 million in SGIP funds earmarked for…

The Conundrum of the North American Lithium-Ion Battery Supply Chain

By James Greenberger Electricity unattached to the grid will power the technologies that shape the 21st Century. Unless and until fuel cells, green hydrogen and other electricity micro-generation technologies mature, advanced batteries, and in particular lithium-ion batteries, are likely to be the source of much of that power.Where those batteries are made and who makes…

Would Biden bring offshore wind to the West Coast? #USA

By National Wind Watch Offshore wind supporters say Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden could be a deciding factor in a long-standing battle if he’s elected: bringing the first turbines to the West Coast. The idea of mooring turbines onto floating platforms in California’s deep waters has been in the works since the Obama administration, when…

Alliant Energy upgrades 2.55-MW Iowa solar plant with storage

By Billy Ludt More than 9,500 solar panels now generate clean energy at Alliant Energy’s new Marshalltown Solar Garden in Marshalltown, Iowa. This pilot project combines solar power and battery storage to generate, store and deliver electricity to customers. The Marshalltown Solar Garden sits next to Alliant Energy’s Marshalltown Generating Station, a natural-gas-fired facility. Both…

Musk: Tesla Semi ramp-up depends on battery cell supply—and infrastructure partners

By [email protected] (Bengt Halvorson) Tesla reported its fifth consecutive profitable quarter on Wednesday, with executives providing a relatively straightforward business update spanning the company’s automotive, energy, and energy storage areas. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Tesla still hopes to achieve its target of 500,000 vehicle sales this year, globally. The… Read Full Article Here…

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