Tesla announced this week that is second generation Powerpack grid storage units have double the energy density of the original products. It has also designed and built a new high efficiency inverter that reduces costs and makes installation easier.
Demand for the Tesla Powerwall has surged following a blackout on September 28 caused by freakishly high winds not, as suggested by Australia’s prime minister, too much electricity from renewable power sources.
ABB has unveiled a new range of plug and play self contained microgrid systems for use in remote areas or as uninterruptable power supplies for industry or urban areas. Everything needed is in one container and can be managed wirelessly.
Tesla will install the world’s largest grid storage facility in southern California to eliminate the need for natural gas powered peaker plants in the area. The installation is expected to be completed before the end of the year.
SimpliPhi Energy has just secured $2 million in bridge financing. It will allow it to expand its factory and ramp up production of its integrated Energy Management System.
During the Q2 earnings call for SolarCity, Elon Musk and Peter Rive signaled a truce in the war between solar power and utilities. The answer is batteries that can match demand with supply.
Originally published on Gas2. Wall Street has not been kind to the idea of Tesla Motors buying SolarCity in a deal that would involve no cash but would pay the solar panel company with $2.8 billion in Tesla stock. Some analysts have even used words like “deranged” when referring to Elon Musk’s latest idea. But according […]
Working with S&C Electric, LG Chem is installing one of the largest grid storage systems in the US near the town of Mninster, Ohio.
Toyota’s new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas will be almost 100% self powered using renewable power from solar panels. It will excess energy to the utility company.
Originally published on Cost of Solar. California is ground zero for solar energy in the United States. So, it seems logical to start our state-level solar energy deep dives here. In the article below, I’ll provide as thorough a look at California solar incentives + solar installers + solar costs as I’ve seen anywhere. Actually, it […]