Tag: battery

A fast solar ramp in Hawaii can save $3-7 billion

By Will Driscoll Hawaii can save $3 to $7 billion by accelerating its transition to solar, according to an independent utility modeling analysis.  That conclusion is validated by the experience of the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where a new solar-plus-storage park will bring down the…

Global battery production capacity must grow 21 times to electrify the global vehicle fleet

By Will Driscoll Market and policy forces may drive a global transition to electric vehicles. Current and planned global battery manufacturing capacity is 313 gigawatt-hours per year. An estimated battery manufacturing capacity of 6600 gigawatt-hours per year would be needed to electrify the global…