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Net Zero Buildings Explored: Tesla Gigafactory, Nevada

September 26th, 2023

Nostromo Behind-The-Meter Energy Storage Business Examined

September 11th, 2023
Smart Buildings

Is the Failed tado Deal Another Nail in the SPAC Coffin?

Another month and another failed SPAC in the smart buildings industry, this time involving German smart thermostat provider, tado. Each special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) deal offers a different set of reasons for failure, but on the surface, the tado deal with GFJ ESG (the SPAC) appeared to have all the ingredients for success. Tado has […]

Smart Cities

The Hot & Cold of it: Alphabet’s Project Malta Energy Storage Set to Spin-Off

It was almost exactly one year ago that X, Alphabet’s secretive “moonshot” development division, released the details of its energy storage concept code named Project Malta. Led by Nobel Prize–winning Stanford physics professor Robert Laughlin, the technology is said to offer vast cost and functionality improvements on lithium ion batteries and pumped hydroelectric for grid-scale […]

Smart Cities

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 […]

Smart Cities

New Vehicle-to-Grid Research Shows Cars Can Power Buildings

The future of the automobile is no doubt electric. Despite continued resistance from the oil lobby, electric vehicle (EV) sales continue to grow. EVs offer an emission free personal transport option that, with the proper infrastructure, will require little sacrifice from our current gas-guzzlers. As adoption goes up and prices come down, EVs are promising […]

Smart Cities

Is There An Energy Storage Bubble Ready To Burst?

Like the soap bubble, a market bubble can seem as if it will rise forever, floating carelessly in the air. However, since market bubbles are not formed from anything substantial they, like soap bubbles, will eventually pop. When they do, the money that was invested into them dissipates into the wind. Approximately 475 MWh was […]

Smart Buildings

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 […]


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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