Welcome to Tesla Town

Less than six months after Australia received its first shipment of Tesla Powerwalls, plans for what could be the world’s first “Tesla town” – a mini-suburb on the outskirts of the Melbourne CBD whose new-build homes will include rooftop solar and Tesla battery storage as standard design features – are being unveiled by local property

National Grid wants the batteries to help it cope with the challenges of more wind and solar power (Image: PA)

New batteries to help Britain keep the lights on

Eight new battery storage projects are to be built around the UK after winning contracts worth £66m to help National Grid keep power supplies stable as more wind and solar farms are built. EDF Energy, E.On and Vattenfall were among the successful companies chosen to build new lithium-ion batteries with a combined capacity of 200

The floating solar farm on Godley Reservoir near Manchester (Image: A. Cooper/Guardian)

If wind and solar power are cheaper and quicker, do we really need Hinkley Point?

Nuclear energy’s cost, and a focus on alternative technology, including research on a new generation of hi-tech battery storage, is leading observers outside the green lobby to question the project’s value Should Theresa May take the axe to the troubled Hinkley Point nuclear project, it will propel wind and solar power further into the limelight.

SolarCity System With Tesla Powerwall

Tesla & SolarCity Finalize $2.6 Billion Deal

[From 1 August] The Tesla Motors merger with SolarCity, announced first approximately on month ago, becomes reality today. Both companies will combine in all stock deal, in which SolarCity stockholders will receive 0.110 Tesla common shares per SolarCity share. Total equity value of SolarCity stands at ~ $2.6 billion, while Tesla is valuated at approximately

The welcoming entrance of Disney’s magic kingdom (Image: L. Larkum)

How Far Behind is the US in General, and Disney in Particular?

Culture Shock With apparently ever-increasing globalisation most of us have an expectation that we can travel to other Western countries and find facilities and a culture similar to our own – after all, a McDonald’s Big Mac bought in Paris is recognisably the same as one from New York. Occasionally, though, we find things to

Nissan switches on solar farm to power UK car production (including LEAF)

Nissan Switches On Solar Farm To Power UK Car Production

Nissan expanded its renewable electricity generation in the company’s Sunderland Plant. The latest additions adds a 4.75 MW solar array, with some 19,000 solar panels – which is on top of the 6.6 MW in place from 10 wind turbines, displacing some 7% of electricity usage. Nissan states that a total 11.35 MW of power