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Wide Bandgap Technology Enables Future Solar Power Solutions

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by Brandon Becker

We’re constantly faced with the current standing of the global climate situation - our news feeds are filled with fires, floods and wild weather, all of which are being attributed to climate change.

The situation is clearly of concern and individuals, governments and lobby groups are advocating significant reductions in fossil fuel usage – or a complete ban.

UPS Tired of Waiting for Electric Vehicles, Decides to Make Its Own

by Tina Casey
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Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the new partnership is Arrival’s unique manufacturing model.

Instead of relying on large, centralized factories, the company plans to establish a number of “micro-factories.”

Depending on where and how the new factories are sited, the arrangement could provide UPS with an opportunity to bring new jobs into communities that need them, rather than encouraging workers to uproot and follow jobs to remote locations.

Thriving, Sustainably - Q&A With GM's Mary Barra and Dane Parker

Insights from Dane Parker, GM's new (and first) Chief Sustainability Officer
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Our vision at General Motors is to create a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. We know it won’t happen overnight, but given the upside of that future, we are pursuing our vision as aggressively as we can.

Advanced Distribution Modernization Can Smooth the “Changing Physics” of the Grid

Utilities see advanced distribution modernization giving them more control
Article

Let’s face it: The old days were much simpler, when the flow of power from the utility to end-user was, for the most part, a straight line. There were challenges, but there wasn’t much getting in the way between baseload power generation and the light switch.

United They Stand: DER and Non-Wire Alternatives Are Pulling Utility Teams Together

Utility Managers are Working to Break Down Silos and Overcome Barriers
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Ask anyone who’s been in the utility world for a while, and they’ll assuredly tell you: most utilities have operated in silos, separate groups focused squarely on their own little corner of the business. The silo mentality thrives when members of one department don’t share information with other departments, operate with separate goals, use different tools, and follow different processes than those folks across the hall.

General Motors and LG Chem Team Up to Advance Toward an All-Electric Future, Add Jobs in Ohio

Summary: 
  • Will create more than 1,100 new jobs in a new, Ohio-based facility
  • Joint venture to drive cost per kilowatt hours to industry-leading levels
  • New battery plant to have an annual capacity of more than 30 gigawatt hours with flexibility for expansion
  • Companies enter joint agreement to develop advanced tech, lower cost batteries
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  • Will create more than 1,100 new jobs in a new, Ohio-based facility
  • Joint venture to drive cost per kilowatt hours to industry-leading levels
  • New battery plant to have an annual capacity of more than 30 gigawatt hours with flexibility for expansion
  • Companies enter joint agreement to develop advanced tech, lower cost batteries

Duke Energy Carolinas Partners With Anderson County, S.C., on Major Battery Storage Project

Summary: 
  • Project will improve grid reliability and provide Anderson Civic Center at least 30 hours of backup power during emergencies
  • Battery storage joins solar, electric vehicles, microgrids as part of company’s plans to modernize energy infrastructure across Carolinas
Press Release
  • Project will improve grid reliability and provide Anderson Civic Center at least 30 hours of backup power during emergencies
  • Battery storage joins solar, electric vehicles, microgrids as part of company’s plans to modernize energy infrastructure across Carolinas

National Grid Unveils New England’s Largest Battery Storage Facility, Back-up Energy Supply for Nantucket

With generator, makes the island more resilient, defers need for new transmission
Press Release

WALTHAM, Mass., October 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid today unveiled one of the largest battery energy storage resources in the Northeast United States. Built on the island of Nantucket, in Massachusetts, the facility will ensure electric reliability for customers during peak summer months and defer the need for construction of an additional underwater supply cable to the island.

National Grid Seeks Minimum of 10 Megawatts of Energy Storage

Press Release

SYRACUSE, N.Y., October 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ –  To further its commitment to clean energy and electricity reliability for upstate New York customers, National Grid has opened a competitive bidding process for a minimum of 10 megawatts of energy storage in key locations across the company’s service area. The projects must be in commercial operation by Dec.

Utilities That Take This Approach to Battery Storage Will Maximize Future Market Share

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By Liz Waldren

As more U.S. states offer incentives for renewable energy investment and costs for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels continue to decrease, it seems utility-scale battery energy storage is positioned to take charge of the next renewables revolution.

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