ZincNyx Energy Solutions says it has a new zinc-based flow battery.

MGX Minerals, the company looking to get lithium from oil, is also planning to mass produce a zinc-based flow battery “within the year.”

CEO Jared Lazerson told GTM the flow battery was “going to final design” after ZincNyx Energy Solutions, which MGX acquired in December, this month worked out how to solve a reliability issue caused by the growth of zinc dendrites in the battery’s zinc-air chemistry.

The company is now looking to be able to produce 1,000 units annually by this time next year, he commented. “This is a true mass-production phase,” he stated.

The company is aiming for a

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The Carrizozo project in New Mexico will sell electricity for 4.5 cents per kilowatt hour when it comes online in March
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The contract price for electricity from a new solar-electric facility in New Mexico is the lowest for distributed photovoltaic(PV) Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow. (PVPhotovoltaics. Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic (PV) cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow.) power in the U.S., the Rocky Mountain Institute said.

The 3-megawatt installation in Alamogordo, New Mexico, is due to come online in March and will sell electricity to the Otero County Electric Cooperative under a 25-year power purchase agreement. The project is owned by SoCore Energy, a Chicago-based solar developer.

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WePower Expansion Hints at Adoption of Blockchain for Energy Trading

Blockchain applications are creeping into energy trading.

WePower, one of a growing number of energy blockchain hopefuls, has found early success in the European market with an agreement to tokenize data from the Estonian independent electricity and gas system operator Elering.

“WePower will integrate its blockchain and smart contract powered green energy trading platform into Elering’s Estfeed data exchange platform,” said the blockchain firm in a press release. “This will form a proof-of-concept system for Estonia, demonstrating nation-state scale tokenization of energy consumption and production data on the blockchain.”

CEO and Co-Founder Nikolaj Martyniuk said the partnership could allow WePower to

Across the contiguous United States, extreme weather conditions dominated the third quarter of 2017 and brought departures from long-term average global horizontal irradiance, a proxy for PV plant production.

GTM has partnered with Vaisala, a company that regularly monitors solar performance across the U.S., to give the solar industry a better understanding of how these weather trends are driving solar performance around the country. This allows the industry to reconcile project performance by comparing it with recent solar conditions and putting this in context with long-term average conditions. The maps published below and the data behind them serve as tools for better understanding how weather impacts solar energy. 

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Commercial electric airplanes could soon take to the skies.

The next sector ripe for electrification: aviation.

Electric airplanes could completely make over the regional airline sector -- fundamentally changing the way we move around, and creating new economic opportunities.

On this week's Energy Gang, we'll talk with Ashish Kumar, the CEO of Zunum Aero, about the company's electric propulsion system and hybrid-elecric airplane model. We'll discuss design challenges, battery requirements, immediate market opportunities, and the long-term economic benefits of electrified aviation.

Then, a look at the latest global figures on renewables investment. China had another explosive year in 2017, while America had an anemic one. We'll tease out the latest global numbers

Across the contiguous United States, extreme weather conditions dominated the third quarter of 2017 and brought departures from long-term average global horizontal irradiance, a proxy for PV plant production.

GTM has partnered with Vaisala, a company that regularly monitors solar performance across the U.S., to give the solar industry a better understanding of how these weather trends are driving solar performance around the country. This allows the industry to reconcile project performance by comparing it with recent solar conditions and putting this in context with long-term average conditions. The maps published below and the data behind them serve as tools for better understanding how weather impacts solar energy. 

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