energy storage

Three breakthroughs that earned Fourth Power its $19M Series A

A new type of thermal battery could store intermittent wind and solar energy. It forms the basis of a new company, Fourth Power.

Inlyte Energy reels in $8M seed round to revive a 50-year-old battery technology

With some tweaks, the company believes it can make cells while still maintaining the chemistry’s longevity and energy density.

Harvest Thermal taps $4M seed round to make heat pumps cheaper to run

The team came up with a system that integrated a heat pump and a hot water storage tank with a pod that turns the system into a thermal battery.

Over 300 gigafactories will make tomorrow’s EVs. We mapped them all

Venture capitalists and private equity firms have invested over $40 billion into battery technology startups, and some of those investments are now coming to fruition.

Why so many gigafactories? It’s not just EVs driving demand

The automotive sector's ups and downs can make big bets hard to place. And yet the money keeps flowing. What's behind the bravado?

Electrification is poised to turn school buses into money-making arbitrage assets

A recent test hints at buses' massive potential to stabilize a grid that’s increasingly threatened by extreme weather.

Massive iron batteries could be key to displacing natural gas from the grid

VoltStorage recently raised a Series C worth $24 million from engine manufacturer Cummins. Its previous rounds included investments from SOSV and EIT InnoEnergy.

The road map for building the Uber of climate tech

The world needs a climate tech startup that’s like an early-days Uber, a company that won’t take no for an answer.

Tesla solar sees best quarter in 4 years, but ‘semiconductor challenges’ spell trouble

Tesla’s mythical solar roofs may be on ice right now, but its conventional solar business is a whole ‘nother story. This afternoon, the automaker said the division notched its “stron

Gridtential thinks the OG rechargeable battery chemistry is ripe for disruption

Silicon-lead battery startup Gridtential today announced partnerships with two players in the lead-acid market, Hammond Group and Wirtz Manufacturing.

4 climate tech investors sound off on Supreme Court’s EPA ruling

The U.S. was delivered a setback in its efforts to mitigate climate change. Investors are dismayed but still optimistic.

What’s the ‘secret sauce’ behind Croatian EV maker Rimac?

Rimac Group made headlines after raising a Series D round that valued the Croatian startup at $2.2 billion, prompting the question: How has it succeeded where so many other EV makers have struggled?

EV fleet management startup Synop steers its way to $10M seed round

Commercial fleets are poised for electrification, and Synop wants to give operators more control over their vehicles.

Oklo’s Caroline Cochran and Swell’s Suleman Kahn talk scaling alternative energy at TC Sessions: Climate

Stopping the dire pace and consequences of climate change requires a diverse range of climate technologies across multiple fronts, and alternative energies play an essential role. However, changing th

Porsche invests in German startup aiming to be a one-stop shop for carbon neutral homes

Porsche’s venture arm has taken a minority stake in 1Komma5°, a five-month-old German startup aiming to offer households everything needed for a carbon neutral home, including energy storage, c

A road map for climate investors

Climate in the last decade has been unprecedented in many ways, none of them good. Wildfires in California have consumed entire towns; thousands of miles away, New Yorkers inhale the ashes.

Tesla’s battery-manufacturing ‘Megafactory’ breaks ground in California

Tesla broke ground on its “Megafactory,” a new production facility in California, so christened because it will produce the company’s large-scale battery system Megapack. News of the pre

How to meet the demand of EV infrastructure and maintain a stable grid

A combination of a new blueprint for managing energy on the grid plus behavior change is needed.

EnerVenue raises $100M to accelerate clean energy using nickel-hydrogen batteries

In order to support a buildout of renewable energy, which tends to over-generate electricity at certain times of day and under-generate at others, the grid is going to need a lot of batteries. While l

EV charging solutions will become an asset, not a liability, to the grid

Although wireless charging is still relatively new to the market, the benefits are beginning to become glaringly self-evident.
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