Only 12 percent of solar installers carry Tesla’s Powerwall, according to the latest findings in a report from EnergySage and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. 

The report, a nationwide survey of U.S. solar installers, noted that one in three customers are now expressing interest in energy storage solutions for their home. Of that subset, installers reported that 56 percent of consumers ask for the Powerwall. A much smaller portion are actually getting the product, according to the survey’s results.

“There were product availability issues for the Powerwall and the LG Chem Resu in 2018. Most of the installers and developers

A new partnership between E.ON and ALD Automotive will see Europeans getting vehicle charging so smart it will fill up your boss’s car before yours.

The fleet vehicle charging systems being planned as part of the collaboration will also make sure electric vehicles that are needed urgently get priority charging, said Markus Nitschke, E.ON spokesman for e-mobility. 

“The customer can define, for every single car, a hierarchy of charging,” he promised. “Our software will manage this.”

The utility’s E.ON Drive smart charging systems are understood to run on software developed by the Finnish company Virta. They will even let you charge your company car

When you’re competing with mass-produced lithium-ion batteries, every bit of cost reduction counts.

The dominant energy storage technology benefits from massive economies of scale. Flow batteries, a major class of alternative storage technologies, lack that scale, and some require vanadium, a material whose price shot up in the last three years.

A new business model innovation could lower the price for vanadium flow batteries, nudging them closer to competitiveness with lithium: rentable electrolytes.

Flow battery acolytes have murmured about this for some time now, but it finally happened in the field. Flow company Avalon Battery lowered the upfront pricetag of a recent deal by

We begin this latest installment of the Energy Jobs column in arguably the most active state for the clean energy industry.

Earlier this month, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) brought on a new commissioner, Genevieve Shiroma. She was previously on the Agricultural Labor Relations Board, and also worked on the state’s Air Resources Board and spent nearly a decade with the Sacramento Utility Municipal District. Shiroma joins a group of regulators who have their hands full as they scramble to institute a host of new regulations and policies to manage the utility-wildfire nexus.

Also in the Golden State, Governor Gavin Newsom recently

Rivian Automotive generated a lot of buzz last week with the news that Amazon would lead a $700 million investment in the American electric truck startup.

The investment represents an important milestone for Rivian and the broader shift to sustainable mobility. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, this represents Amazon’s biggest bet to date on technology that could shape the future of transportation. 

“We’re inspired by Rivian’s vision for the future of electric transportation,” said Jeff Wilke, Amazon CEO Worldwide Consumer, in a statement. “RJ has built an impressive organization, with a product portfolio and technology to match. We’re thrilled to invest in

Europe’s share of global lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing is set to grow from 6 percent last year to 35 percent in 2026, new figures show.

Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables forecasts the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region will account for almost 228 gigawatt-hours of lithium-ion cell manufacturing capacity a year by 2026, out of a total of around 649 gigawatt-hours worldwide.

The EMEA figure, which almost completely relates to capacity in Europe, compares to a forecast of nearly 345 gigawatt-hours of cell manufacturing capacity in Asia Pacific and less than 66 gigawatt-hours across the whole of the Americas.

Last year, EMEA had

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