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Reliability Is Key Issue For Electric Utilities In Changing Market

July 13, 2015 by Dennis Wamsted
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Energy Marktes and Reliability

In a recent article in Utility Dive, Tucson Electric Power’s Carmine Tilghman made a big deal about the unfavorable economics of Tesla’s current 7 kilowatt-hour Powerwall battery option, which he said would cost consumers $7,000 installed.[read more]

The First Energy Revolution: Tesla Energy Changes Everything

June 17, 2015 by Ken Trough
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Has Tesla Changed the Energy Industry

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk recently introduced Tesla Energy, a suite of stationary battery products designed to help wean the world off fossil fuels. While a battery introduction may not seem like a world-changing event to many, it actually heralds the beginning of the First Energy Revolution.[read more]

Hero Worship of a Corporate Welfare King - Elon Musk

June 2, 2015 by Rod Adams
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Government Subsidies and Clean Energy

Musk has been an enormous beneficiary of government largess and some of his enterprises would close their doors tomorrow if the subsidy spigot that supports them was turned down even a little bit.[read more]

Powerit: Don't Buy a Battery Until You've Tapped 'Virtual Storage'

May 17, 2015 by Jeff St. John
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Batteries and Virtual Storage

Tesla got a lot of attention last week for its new batteries for solar-equipped homes. But there’s an even bigger business opportunity for batteries to help commercial buildings shave peak load, manage demand charges and improve the economics of rooftop solar systems.[read more]

What Tesla's Powerwall Home Energy Storage Battery Means for Texas

May 16, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange
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Tesla and Texas

There is enough solar energy potential in Texas to power the world twice over. Yet currently we rank 10th in the nation (behind New Jersey) with 330 megawatts (MW), which is enough to power about 57,000 homes. Texas is a state of almost nine million households.[read more]

Meanwhile, in Australia: Innovative Storage Quietly Being Installed

May 15, 2015 by Nigel Morris
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Tesla very recently captured the world’s attention with its announcement of a new storage solution recently. What was perhaps most telling for Australians is that the company singled out the land down under as a key market for the future of the technology.[read more]

Energy News: With Powerwall, Musk Makes Energy Storage Cool

May 14, 2015 by Lexie Briggs

Tesla's Powerwall and Energy News

The Tesla announcement brought two new and important things to the table: enthusiasm and relentless, wall-to-wall coverage of advanced energy technologies. One YouTube video of the announcement has nearly 2 million views in a week.[read more]

How EnerNOC Is Building Tesla's Batteries Into Its Demand Response Plans

May 14, 2015 by Jeff St. John

Tesla and Battery Integration

Tesla’s battery business isn’t just about putting Powerwall units into solar-roofed homes. Commercial and industrial customers pay a lot more attention to their energy costs, and they bear a bigger burden from demand charges that batteries are good at containing.[read more]

Is the U.S. Market Ready for Distributed Batteries Like Tesla's Powerwall? [PODCAST]

May 11, 2015 by Stephen Lacey

Tesla and Distributed Battery Markets

Tesla’s new stationary storage units have everyone talking about distributed batteries. But is the U.S. market ready for them? This week, we’ll talk about what needs to happen on a regulatory level to take distributed storage beyond the hype.[read more]

Tesla's Powerwall Announcement: The Benefits and Limitations for Renewable Microgrids

May 8, 2015 by Arnaud Henin

Tesla's Powerwall and Microgrid Implications

Although it was widely expected for several months, Tesla’s launch of the Powerwall, a lithium ion battery-based home energy storage system, has generated a huge amount of publicity and discussion in the media and in the power industry.[read more]

Tesla Battery Bottom Line: $3,500 For a 10 Kilowatt-Hour System

May 7, 2015 by Eric Wesoff
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Tesla Powerwall Potential

 

The big reveal from Tesla Energy: it will cost $3,500 for a ten kilowatt-hour energy storage pack that includes batteries, a DC-to-DC inverter, thermal management, and software. That price is the cost to installers and does not account for incentives.[read more]

Tesla Power Wall: Close But No Cigar?

May 6, 2015 by Nigel Morris
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Gotta hand it to him; Elon Musk's slightly klutzy, unpolished and yet disarmingly honest style is part of the magic of Tesla. He makes us all feel like we could be that successful too because clearly, he’s only human. The Tesla home energy solution is called the PowerWall.[read more]

3 Charts That Explain Why Tesla Is Developing a Battery for Homes

May 5, 2015 by Stephen Lacey
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Tesla's Powerwall

All it takes is one tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk to whip journalists and financial analysts into a frenzy of speculation. Last month, Musk hinted at a "major new Tesla product line" that had nothing to do with electric cars, to be unveiled this week. It didn't take long to solve the mystery.[read more]

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Tesla Powerwall: What Does It Mean For Renewables?

May 4, 2015 by Clayton Handleman
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Tesla Powerwall/JD Lasica

Tesla's Powerwall is not a technology breakthrough. It is revolutionary only in its timing, who is doing it and the fact that Musk and company offers the leadership and credibility to disrupt the energy industry and lead us down a path to clean distributed energy.[read more]

How Tesla's Energy Storage Play Could Take Flight - or Flop

May 4, 2015 by Jeff St. John
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Tesla's Power

Now that Tesla is finally lifting the curtain on its energy storage ambitions and future energy storage plans, let’s take a look at the challenges that the electric-vehicle upstart will face as it seeks to make itself into a behind-the-meter and grid battery kingpin.[read more]