Tesla’s Big Battery in South Australia Provides Critical Power

Tesla’s Big Battery in South Australia Provides Critical Power

Tesla’s 100-MW lithium-ion battery, known as the Hornsdale Power Reserve, is playing a valuable role for South Australia’s electricity supply during very high demand days. The latest National Energy Emissions Audit from the Australia Institute shows that in early February, the battery was consistently charging … Read more…

Hydrogen-Electric Semi-Trucks Get Boost from Planned $1B Production Facility

Hydrogen-Electric Semi-Trucks Get Boost from Planned $1B Production Facility

Alternative-fuel trucking got a boost with Nikola Motor Company’s plans for a 500-acre manufacturing headquarters facility in Arizona. The company says the new $1 billion facility, located in Buckeye to the west of Phoenix, will help bring its hydrogen-electric semi-trucks to market. Currently based in … Read more…

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.

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