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SOLAR, WIND, BATTERIES TO ATTRACT $10 TRILLION TO 2050, BUT CURBING EMISSIONS LONG-TERM WILL REQUIRE OTHER TECHNOLOGIES TOO

Low-cost renewables and batteries can put world on a path over the next decade compatible with 2 degrees Celsius. Staying on that path from the 2030s will be another challenge. London and New York: Deep declines in wind, solar and battery technology costs will result in a grid nearly half-powered by the two fast-growing renewable […]

Volkswagen leads €886 million investment in Northvolt to power Europe with its gigafactory for lithium-ion batteries

The future will require sustainable batteries to store renewable energy, and lots of them. Stockholm-based Northvolt has taken the lead, and has just announced a capital raise of €886 million to build Europe’s first gigafactory for lithium-ion battery cells, Northvolt Ett, in Skellefteå, Sweden. This comes just a month after securing a €350 million loan […]

Baking a “Jellyroll”: How Batteries Get Made

Every day around the globe, millions of run-of-the-mill lithium-ion batteries are cranked out. Typically these workhorses of the electronic economy are produced in cavernous, highly automated factories, quiet and soulless places with long linoleum hallways, bright fluorescent lighting, three or four stories of interconnected assembly lines, and workers scurrying around in protective masks and suits […]

Engie Acquires Genbright to Unlock More Value From Distributed Storage and Solar Portfolio

Genbright’s software matches distributed energy resources with multiple wholesale energy market opportunities. New England is a key growth target, Engie Storage CEO Chris Tilley tells GTM. Engie North America has built a big portfolio of distributed energy projects across the U.S., ranging from more than 75 megawatts of behind-the-meter battery systems from Engie Storage (formerly […]