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Electric car batteries get a second life storing solar power

Alex Fitzpatrick of Axios reports on a startup that is repurposing electric car batteries for solar energy storage.

The C3 Take
  • B2U Storage Solutions’ facility in Lancaster, California has reached 25MWh of solar storage by using old EV batteries from Honda and Nissan.
  • The batteries are charged up during the day by nearby solar panels and their power is sold back to the grid at night.
  • The company said that the facility generated over $1 million in revenue last year.

“A California energy startup has turned more than a thousand electric vehicle (EV) batteries into solar power storage capsules, in an intriguing effort to prove out an alternative to traditional recycling.”

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