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Smart Cities

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

July 19th, 2018
Smart Cities

“No Benefit to Basing Home Energy Storage Systems on Automotive Batteries” says Mercedes Benz

May 17th, 2018
Smart Cities

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 […]

Smart Cities

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 […]

Smart Buildings

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 […]

Smart Buildings

Panasonic Partners With Schneider Electric And Tesla On Low-Carbon Tech

Tech giant Panasonic Corporation is demonstrating the power of partnerships with two headline agreements within a matter of days. Last week Panasonic announced an integrated HVAC equipment and building management solution with energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric. The firms say the joint solution brings new levels of HVAC control and energy efficiency to […]

Smart Buildings

LichtBlick: Smart Buildings to Form Decentralised Power Plants of the Future

Just a year or two ago, LichtBlick, a Hamburg based supplier of environmentally friendly sources of electricity, was seen as a niche player in the energy sector, hardly known to the country’s conventional energy suppliers. Recently, however, representatives from large power groups such as E.On, RWE and EnBW have been flocking the company’s headquarters to […]

Smart Buildings

Predictions Suggest a Sharp Fall in Energy Storage Costs

A report published by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency last week predicts a “mega-shift” to energy storage adoption, driven by demand. The report expects to see the costs of lithium-ion batteries fall by 60% in less than 5 years, and by 40% for flow batteries, and all this without significant changes in chemistry and technology, […]

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