What Tesla’s Bet-Winning Battery Project Means for the Grid

What Tesla’s Bet-Winning Battery Project Means for the Grid

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been ridiculously busy lately what with introducing an all-electric truck line, a new Roadster, digging tunnels, trying to rebuild Puerto Rico’s electrical grid, and racing the clock for a bet he placed on building the world’s biggest grid-scale battery in … Read more…

House Republican Plan Would Eliminate Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

House Republican Plan Would Eliminate Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

The Republican House tax plan proposed this week includes eliminating the current credit of up to $7,500 for electric vehicle buyers, USA Today reported. Automakers and industry analysts warn that nixing the EV tax incentive could have a negative effect on the entire electric vehicle … Read more…

Elon Musk Talks Tesla Batteries for Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Grid

Elon Musk Talks Tesla Batteries for Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Grid

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló are currently in talks about deploying utility-scale battery systems along with solar capacity to rebuild the island’s power grid, which was decimated last month by Hurricane Maria. The nearly Category 5 storm made landfall on … Read more…

Home Depot Taps GE’s Current and Tesla for Rooftop Solar

Home Depot Taps GE’s Current and Tesla for Rooftop Solar

Home Depot plans to convert 50 store rooftops nationwide into mini solar farms, the company announced on Thursday. The installations will go on unused rooftops and slash electricity demand in each of those stores by approximately 30% to 35% annually. To get the job done, … Read more…

World’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery from Tesla Will Keep Electricity Flowing in South Australia

World’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery from Tesla Will Keep Electricity Flowing in South Australia

Businesses in South Australia may find themselves plagued by fewer weather-caused blackout issues, now that Tesla has won a government bid to build what would be the world’s largest lithium-ion battery. Tesla says the 100-megawatt energy storage solution will be completed by December, 2017. The … Read more…

Tesla Gigafactory Starts Mass-Production

In Sparks, Nevada, Tesla announced last week that its long-heralded, $5 billion gigafactory is now in mass-production mode – producing lithium-ion battery cells that will be used in the company’s Powerwall 2 and Powerpack 2 energy storage products, as well as in Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles.

Solar’s Next Step: Build It In, Don’t Bolt It On

Solar’s Next Step: Build It In, Don’t Bolt It On

The goal of integrating solar power into buildings instead of bolting the technology on afterwards has taken a step forward with the announcement that Tesla and Panasonic have expanded their existing relationship to include manufacture of Tesla’s solar roof products. The work will be done … Read more…

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