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Tesla’s Energy Products Continue to Suffer Delays but What or Who is to Blame?

July 19th, 2018
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“No Benefit to Basing Home Energy Storage Systems on Automotive Batteries” says Mercedes Benz

May 17th, 2018
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Tesla to Build the World’s Biggest Virtual Power Plant

Elon Musk and Tesla are never out of the news for long, their regular media coverage usually takes the shape of a world’s first, biggest, or fastest. So it wasn’t a surprise, when late last week Tesla Energy announced their involvement in another mega-project – the biggest virtual power plant (VPP) in the world. “Supply […]

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Is Energy Storage Quickly Becoming a Mainstream Technology?

It wasn’t that long ago that we were only really talking about Tesla in the stationary energy storage space. There were other firms with similar offerings but Tesla was the most high profile and media hungry. ABB, GE, LG, Panasonic and Samsung all joined the market, global aerospace, defence and security firm Lockheed Martin also […]

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IKEA Launches Potentially Disruptive Solar Battery Storage Offering

Home furnishings mega-brand IKEA has taken a bold step into the energy sector with the release of its new Solar Battery Storage offering. They promise to help UK homeowners make savings on their electricity bills, as well as increase the rate at which they can reap the benefits from their solar investment. Considering their brand […]

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Tesla’s New Energy Products Leave Competitors Playing Catch Up

Tesla continues their busy year with the announcement of three new products last week. There were releases for the second generation of their powerwall and powerpack energy storage systems, in addition to the long awaited debut of their pioneering solar roof – an energy producing glass roof tile set to revolutionize home solar installations. In […]

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Greater Competition Can Only be Good for the Energy Storage Sector

New big names are entering the energy storage sector in 2016, in a market that already includes ABB, GE, LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Tesla. This month Daimler AG began deliveries of Mercedes-Benz stationary energy storage units for use in private homes. While global aerospace, defence and security firm Lockheed Martin have made clear their intentions […]

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BioSolar Announces Disruptive Super Battery at $54 per KWh

It doesn’t seem so long ago that battery manufacturers were striving for the $100 per KWh battery, yet a recent breakthrough could see $54 per KWh energy storage coming to market soon. Announced by US west coast firm BioSolar, who include Nobel Prize winner Alan Heeger on their science advisory board, the so call “Super […]

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Tesla set to Enter Home Energy Storage Market

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, announced that the company has completed the design for a new kind of battery that will be used to power homes. Based on Tesla’s lithium-ion battery technology, the new battery is expected to help the company become a leader in the growing home energy storage market. During a conference […]

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