Energy Department Aims To Drive Down Battery Costs by 90%

Energy Department Aims To Drive Down Battery Costs by 90%

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer This week, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm announced the department’s new goal of reducing the cost of grid-scale, long-duration energy storage by 90% within the coming decade.  The announcement is the second part of the agency’s Energy Earthshots Initiative and, as Utility Dive explained, is dubbed the Long Duration Storage […]

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Batteries Can Bring Clean Energy To Those Who Need It Most

Batteries Can Bring Clean Energy To Those Who Need It Most

By Lew Milford With its recent executive orders on environmental justice, the Biden administration has put energy equity at the front and center of its domestic policy agenda. The challenge now is to put these principles into practice. That job has been made much more critical with the massive power outage that just crippled Texas. […]

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California’s Million Panel Milestone, Will Batteries Be Next?

California’s Million Panel Milestone, Will Batteries Be Next?

Yesterday, former California Governors Jerry Brown and Arnold Schwarzenegger celebrated a big milestone for their state: the installation of 1 million small-scale solar systems. As the LA Times reported, Schwarzenegger, in 2005 set a statewide target of 1 million solar installations and launched a program that would ultimately set aside more than $3 billion for […]

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Solar Power Heating Up in 2019

Solar Power Heating Up in 2019

This week as you sit in the sun somewhere (we hope), consider that solar power is surging in the U.S.  A recent report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association announced that the first quarter of 2019 was the strongest in the U.S. solar industry’s history with 2.7 gigawatts of solar capacity added to the grid.

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Good sign for renewable energy: storage batteries continue to tumble in price

Good sign for renewable energy: storage batteries continue to tumble in price

Opponents of renewable energy often cite that solar and wind energy are intermittent and therefore unreliable when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing. Battery storage of renewable resources, however, can make renewable energy incredibly competitive both on a utility and residential scale and new data is backing that up. According to a […]

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