Goodbye, Diesel. Hello, Solar.

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 23:50:55 +0000

How do you make a difference and a profit in Australia’s dairy industry? The answer is shining in your face. John and Rochelle Pekin have made the move from relying on a fragile grid and a smelly backup diesel generator to solar + batteries. Goodbye, diesel. Hello, solar and batteries. Energy Renaissance, pioneers in the […]

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Norwegian Battery Maker “Accelerating” U.S. Development Due To Inflation Reduction Act

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 22:30:58 +0000

A Norwegian battery cell producer, FREYR, reached out to us in recent days to share its second-quarter news. What caught my eye especially, though, was what the crafty PR representative put in the email trying to get our attention. She noted that the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) “could be a boon for companies […]

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Tesla & Indonesia Agree On Nickel Supply Deal Worth $5 Billion

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 03:30:16 +0000

Tesla has entered into an agreement with Indonesia to purchase $5 billion worth of nickel over the next 5 years.

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Invest In Lithium Refining, A “License To Print Money” — Elon Musk

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 01:59:54 +0000

Elon Musk had a special message for those involved in Tesla’s Q2 earnings call last month, noting a global need for lithium and other battery materials. While lithium mining is something many companies can do, and a necessary part of the electric vehicle industry’s growth, Musk says lithium refining is tougher — which makes it a perfect market in […]

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The Hardest (& Best) Thing About The US Clean Vehicle Tax Credit

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 20:59:01 +0000

There’s been a lot of discussion about the new Clean Vehicle Credit in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 that is making its way toward Joe Biden’s desk (having left the Senate, it’s now just got to get through the House of Representatives). However, for all of the simple — and mostly good — changes […]

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Charge Of The “LEAF Brigade” Kept Small Towns In The Philippines Connected After Super Typhoon Rai

Credit to Author: Raymond Tribdino| Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 18:50:01 +0000

In December of 2021, super typhoon “Odette” (international codename Rai) battered many provinces in the Visayas, the second largest cluster of islands in the Philippines, as it made landfall on and first ravaged the tourist town of Siargao, known for its pristine beaches and surfing. Rai devastated many other provinces in the region including the […]

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Silicon Valley Startup Plans 3D-Printed Solid-State Battery Gigafactories

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 07 Aug 2022 16:45:49 +0000

Silicon Valley startup Sakuú says that it has set up a pilot facility for 3D-printed solid-state batteries — the first in the world. That approach would be a big twist in the battery world if commercially competitive, both because solid-state batteries have been little more than a futurist’s dreams up till now and because 3D […]

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30 Million EV Battery Packs in 2027?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 07 Aug 2022 01:11:29 +0000

There are expected to be about 10 million EV battery packs shipped in 2022 globally, according to research firm Juniper Research. The company forecasts that number will rise to 30 million in 2027. While much of this growth is going to come from the electric car market, the biggest jump in battery pack shipments is […]

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LG Energy Solution Tapping Battery Startups To Try To Poach Their Goodies

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2022 02:20:02 +0000

Hey, there’s nothing wrong with it — these kinds of things are mutually beneficial to the small fish and the big ones. The news is that LG Energy Solution is bringing in startups in the next-gen battery space via its annual battery challenge. The LGES Battery Challenge 2022 is now taking applications to participate in […]

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