Energy Storage

Mercedes Joins Tesla in Selling Whole-House Battery Power

Mercedes-Benz is now offering a home version of its electric vehicle batteries. The home energy storage system will hold up to 20 kilowatt-hours of …

Batteries

Green battery advocates accentuate the positive

Improved power storage helps manage the unpredictability of clean energy sources<p>On May 10, the UK reached a fresh high for the amount of electricity …

Energy

Move Over Tesla, Europe's Building Its Own Battery Gigafactories - Bloomberg

Battery-making gigafactories are about to arrive in Europe, challenging a lead Tesla Inc. is building at a plant in Nevada and opening the way for a …

Energy

Tesla partners with agribusiness Limoneira to add batteries to their solar projects

Tesla is currently ramping up its energy storage business and it landed an important partner today – Limoneira, one of the leading producers of lemons, avocados, oranges, specialty citrus and other crops.<p>The two companies will test Tesla’s battery systems at their solar installations.<p>Mark …

Batteries

GTM Solar Summit Keynote: ‘We Could Install 3,000 GW of Solar Power By 2035’

These are volatile, exciting and frustrating times in solar.<p>Shayle Kann, senior VP at GTM, kicked off last week's Solar Summit by confronting the …

Renewable Energy

Renting Energy Storage: Tesla's Powerwall Showing a Path for Batteries in the Home

Energy storage in the home may be as easy as a low monthly fee.<p>Energy storage in the home has always been something of a holy grail for those who …

Renewable Energy

Storage Wars: Mercedes-Benz Takes on Tesla's Powerwall

Tesla has sent residential solar companies to competitors for their energy storage solutions and Mercedes-Benz is taking advantage.<p><b>Tesla</b> …

Investing

The Science and Art of Cooling and COTs

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we’re talking about embedded power, COTS, the next generation of rail systems, intelligent cooling systems, and …

Science

Mercedes-Benz partners with Vivint to sell solar energy storage

Tesla has famously expanded its products and services to include home solar power, building upon its automotive battery expertise. Its Tesla Energy arm of operations provides the Powerwall for residential use, and now the company is taking orders for its solar roof tiles. Mercedes-Benz recently …

Batteries

EGEB: Iowa Republican attacks Perry over fake energy study, coal plant failures, more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news</i><p>Iowa senator slams energy chief for grid study undermining wind energy – <i>Iowa’s Republican senator on Wednesday raised concerns that U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has commissioned</i> …

Energy

EGEB: $600M of solar savings in 1 day, Virginia carbon cap, Residential solar down 17%, more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news</i><p>Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership – Apple’s new building – header photo – is absolutely stunning. The structure will be 100% renewable powered – 4MW of …

Renewable Energy

How to navigate California's mammoth SGIP storage incentive program

The success of California’s revamped Self-Generation Incentive Program can be measured by the fact that most of the allocated funds sold out in the …

Energy

Lithium Boom II And Cobalt Boom II Are Coming Soon

I expect lithium and cobalt boom II to start in 2018 as EVs begin to take off in ever increasing numbers helped along by Tesla Model 3.<p>This second …

Batteries

Wartsila to Acquire Greensmith For Energy Storage Software

Wartsila, the massive marine and power plant specialist, just announced that it was acquiring Greensmith for an undisclosed amount. This is in …

Energy

Three-dimensional holey-graphene/niobia composite architectures for ultrahigh-rate energy storage

Improving the density of stored charge and increasing the speed at which it can move through a material are usually opposing objectives. Sun <i>et al.</i> …

Engineering

EGEB: A million in LA County ditching utility, lobbyists, theoretical solar efficiency limit approached, more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news</i><p>A million people in LA County might ditch their utility and investors are scared – They’re <i>not</i> going off grid, but instead are joining a CCA. <i>California Assembly Bill 117 of 2002</i> …

Energy

Falling costs, new revenues fuel Britain's big battery boom

| LONDON<p>Britain is emerging as a hotbed for utility-scale battery development, with two of Europe's three biggest projects under way there and several companies joining a race that could shake up the energy market.<p>Rapid growth of solar and wind energy means power supplies depend increasingly on …

Energy

Tesla 10-Q: Energy Business Collapses

Company reports little revenue from energy storage.<p>Gross margin continues to be highly negative.<p>What happened to all the progress?<p>Early in March, I …

Tesla

When Indian Point Shuts Down, Will Storage or Efficiency Save the Day?

Closing a nuclear power plant is like wading through wet concrete: the hard part is yet to come.<p>That hard part is coming fast to New York, where the …

Energy

Tesla: Improving Margins And Expanding Markets

Lower battery costs are key to improving price performance.<p>Production automation enables scaling Model 3 production.<p>Model 3 price point drives EV …

Tesla

CAISO updates proposed rules for demand response, energy storage

The California ISO plans to present updated station power rules and standards assessing the DR potential of aggregated customers at its late July …

Energy

Australian push may open more doors for batteries on power grids

Battery makers worldwide are watching to see whether Australia's most wind power-dependent state can keep the lights on by installing grid-scale …

Energy

Next-Level Energy Storage Could Be Achieved by Adding an Atomic Layer of Water

Welcome to the future.<p>Scientists are always on the lookout for new materials that can enable improved energy storage and quicker energy transfers, …

Batteries

Tesla officials visit Argentina’s Gorvernor of Salta for solar+storage projects and sourcing lithium

Tesla has been making more moves into the commercial and utility-scale solar plus energy storage business over the past year. Recent projects like the one on the Island of Kauai and a SolarCity/Tesla Energy project in Connecticut are good examples.<p>Now we learn that Tesla is looking for similar …

Tesla

Island Microgrids Represent 36% of Tesla’s Total Storage Capacity

Lyndon Rive, president for global sales and service at Tesla's energy division, recently said that it makes "perfect sense to convert every island …

Renewable Energy

Tesla: Q1 Key Performance Considerations

Tesla’s 2017 guidance on spending, production and margins.<p>Financials - cash burn, EV, solar and energy storage margins.<p>International - EV sales in …

Tesla

Energy storage could be revolutionized by adding an atomic layer of water

We all want to make the switch to more sustainable energy sources (or at least the sane ones), but the problem is making it reliable enough to replace our current systems. Big part of that is creating better energy storage, which according to scientists could be achieved with good ol’ H2O.<p>North …

Batteries

How Batteries Could Revolutionize Renewable Energy

All over California, there's evidence of the state's goal to lead the country in renewable energy. Enormous farms of shiny solar panels have popped …

Renewable Energy

Earnings Preview: What To Expect From Tesla On Wednesday

Tesla Inc. is scheduled to release earnings after Wednesday’s close. The stock just hit a record high of $327.25/share in May 2017 and is currently trading near $322/share. The stock is prone to big moves after reporting earnings and can easily gap up if the numbers are strong. Conversely, if the …

Autos

How Energy Storage Could Disrupt Energy As We Know It

Cost-effective energy storage could change how the electric grid runs around the world.<p>The biggest criticism of wind and solar energy has long been …

Renewable Energy