Battery startup lands its first customer

Amionx, which is trying to build safer batteries, has landed its first customer.

Why it matters: Batteries are increasingly central to all manner of digital devices, from phones to electric cars — and yet their very nature compresses volatile components into tight spaces, creating risks of fire and explosion.

The U.S. has the largest amount of new energy storage deployments ever

The first quarter of 2019 brought the largest amount of new U.S. energy storage deployment on record, a new report shows.

Data: Wood Mackenzie report; Chart: Axios Visuals