Start-up Orison is an at-home battery system that comes in form of a plug-in unit that looks like a lamp (Image: Orison)

These 9 battery companies will help you save tons of money on your energy bill

Your monthly energy bills can get quite expensive, especially during the summer. You need lots of energy to stay cool and power your electronics, but buying your energy from an outside company isn’t always the most efficient or cost-effective. That’s where at-home batteries come in. Combined with advancements in solar technology, these large batteries have

Elon Musk: ‘We need a revolt against the fossil fuel industry’

Tesla chief says educating the public on climate issues is essential in countering oil and gas lobby’s influence over big political decisions Tesla’s chief executive Elon Musk has accused politicians of bowing to the “unrelenting and enormous” lobbying power of the fossil fuel industry, warning that a global “revolt” may be needed to accelerate the

Nissan Debuts xStorage From Nissan Introduces Its Own Powerwall: “xStorage”

Nissan Introduces Its Own Powerwall: “xStorage”

Nissan has taken a page out of Tesla Energy’s playbook by introducing its own Home energy storage solution, called the “xStorage” in Europe. Where this differs from several other ESS systems that are now coming to market is that the Nissan solution takes advantage of second hand batteries from Nissan electric vehicles (the LEAF and

Mercedes-Benz energy storage units for private homes

Mercedes-Benz Starts Delivery Home Energy Storage To Private Individuals

Tesla Motors isn’t the only game in town when it comes to re-branding automotive fame into the energy storage business. Daimler has also announced the start of deliveries for its home energy storage systems produced under the Mercedes-Benz brand by subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE. Initially, Daimler entered into the ESS for business and utility companies; today,

Redflow better than Tesla’s home battery storage

Simon Hackett, the executive chairman of Australian battery storage developer Redflow, declares himself to be the number one fan of Tesla electric vehicles in Australia. But he insists that Redflow’s battery storage product is better than the Tesla Powerwall. Redflow threw down the gauntlet to its much-hyped international rival on Wednesday, announcing the release of

Tesla Motors plans to bring its new batteries in 2016 to Australia, which will join Germany as the company's first two markets outside the US (Image: Reuters)

Tesla Discontinues 10-Kilowatt-Hour Powerwall Home Battery

Tesla has quietly removed all references to its 10-kilowatt-hour residential battery from the Powerwall website, as well as the company’s press kit. The company’s smaller battery designed for daily cycling is all that remains. The change was initially made without explanation, which prompted industry insiders to speculate. Today, a Tesla representative confirmed the 10-kilowatt-hour option

General Electric Lithium-Ion Energy Storage System (Image: GE)

Battery Cost Reductions Lead To Rise In Battery Energy Storage Market

The energy storage system market is expanding at a fast pace, and 2016 could double the world’s power output of installed ESS. ESS is becoming dominated by lithium-ion batteries – cost reductions of those batteries, combined with government funding programs and utility tenders, brings tremendous growth of orders, according to IHS. The global pipeline of

“Our goal is really to create a world where everyone is able to cover their own energy needs with a decentralized energy source.”

Sonnen ships Ten Thousandth Battery Storage System

German startup Sonnen shipped its 10,000th battery system this week, claiming a leading position in the global smart energy storage market as it takes on Tesla and shakes up the traditional electricity business model. Sonnen marked the milestone by gifting German homeowner Stefan Wolpert an extra 2 kilowatts of battery capacity and a free membership