Tesla is now expanding its energy storage business from simply supplying the battery systems, to also remote control of installed storage systems to make the grid cleaner and more efficient. Tesla calls it aggregation – the next step in energy storage. The idea is to enable Powerwall owners to give utilities access to the battery
The lithium-ion battery manufacturer LG Chem has officially launched its residential battery systems line in the North American market. This news follows the completion of UL certification. The company’s residential battery systems line in North America is comprised of a variety of AC- and DC-coupled solutions, with system capacities ranging to up to 9.8 kilowatt-hours
Batteries that have powered electric cars around the UK will get a second life providing energy storage for households, with the launch this week of a British-made home battery to rival the one made by Elon Musk’s Tesla. The cells will be made by the Japanese car-maker Nissan in Sunderland, where its popular Leaf electric
Mercedes-Benz Energy is ready for the delivery of the first energy storage units for residential use to homeowners in the UK. The energy storage units are lithium-ion batteries based on the technology used by Daimler since 2012, in more than 80,000 hybrid and full electric vehicles. By using the storage units, households with their own
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 up across southern California, and gigantic wind turbines dot the landscape outside nearly all the major cities. There are less flashy—and less visible—investments in renewables going on, too. Tucked away in
‘You have solar, battery pack, EV and you control everything on your phone’ Since Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity, the company’s mission slightly changed from “accelerating the advent of electric transport” to “accelerating the advent of sustainable energy”. The company wants to offer solutions throughout the entire energy production and consumption process. At a conference last week, a
The U.K. government is on the verge of making structural changes to the energy market that will benefit storage Last fall, the U.K. government reached out to players across the electricity industry for suggestions on how to reform the grid. Now industry observers are expecting the country’s energy storage market to take a major leap
“The stone age came to an end, not for lack of stones, and the oil age will end, but not for lack of oil” (Sheikh Yamani OPEC co-founder and former Saudi Arabian oil minister) Electricity companies around the world will begin to go bankrupt by 2018, even while they generate profits. It sounds absurd doesn’t
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Watch Model S and Powerwall owner Clint outline the benefits of combining the Tesla Powerwall with solar and integrated software aggregation for control, savings and a change towards a more sustainable future.