Money Flows Into Batteries For Buildings, Power Grid Big investors are now willing to fund the sector. Over the past half decade, the solar market has boomed thanks to falling solar panel prices. Now the same thing is happening with technology for storing energy. Lithium-ion battery prices have started to drop, helping to create a … Continue reading Money Flows Into Batteries For Buildings, Power Grid
Is this the ‘Non-Weird’ Future of Microgrids? Elon Musk, CEO of California-based Tesla, last week told analysts that he wants to get the energy world to a “non-weird future.” Meanwhile, about 2,000 miles away in Minnesota, an international energy gathering offered a glimpse of its own kind of energy future. Musk’s future of microgrids is … Continue reading Is this the ‘Non-Weird’ Future of Microgrids?
Orison Energy’s home batteries could make it cheaper to power your appliances The laws of supply and demand – maybe with a pinch of capitalism – generally dictate how much homes and businesses might spend per month on power. As such, consumers can expect to pay a premium for running heating or cooling systems during … Continue reading #Orison_Energy ‘s home batteries could make it cheaper to power your appliances #TSLA
Plug-and-play battery seeks to upstage Tesla It looks like a simple floor lamp, or a sleek picture frame on the wall. Inside lies a tantalizing future for household energy storage — a 2 kilowatt-hour battery that plugs into a standard wall outlet and can keep an electrical circuit hot for several hours or more if … Continue reading Plug-and-play battery seeks to upstage #Tesla
Batteries Will Do To Energy What Cellphones Did To Telecom: Advanced Microgrid & Tesla Cheap battery storage will prove as disruptive to the energy industry as the cellphone has been to telecommunications, executives from two California startups—Tesla Energy and Advanced Microgrid Solutions—said today at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. “I would bet … Continue reading #Batteries Will Do To #Energy What #Cellphones Did To #Telecom: #Advanced Microgrid & #Tesla
Tesla’s Musk asks utilities: How can we take battery storage ‘to a whole new level’? NEW ORLEANS — The co-founders of Tesla Motors Inc. yesterday invited executives of the nation’s dominant utilities to partner with the Silicon Valley electric carmaker to boost battery storage capacity across the U.S. power grid. Speaking before the year’s largest … Continue reading #Tesla ‘s Musk asks utilities: How can we take battery storage ‘to a whole new level’?
Elon Musk to Utilities: ‘I’m Not Really a Fan of Disruption; I’m Just a Fan of Things Being Better’ Elon Musk wants the people to know that he’s not quite the rebel some have made him out to be. “I’m not actually a fan of disruption for it’s own sake,” the CEO of Tesla Motors … Continue reading #Elon_Musk to #Utilities: ‘I’m Not Really a Fan of Disruption; I’m Just a Fan of Things Being Better’
Tesla Challenge’s the World’s Perception of Energy On April 30th, Tesla once again made us rethink how we use energy. What’s their newest ambition? Home and industrial battery packs. Similar to the batteries that are used in Tesla’s electric sports cars, Tesla hopes to enter your home and business using the same technology. “We’re talking … Continue reading #Tesla Challenge’s the World’s Perception of #Energy
Elon Musk’s Space Dream Almost Killed Tesla SpaceX started with a plan to send mice to Mars. It got crazier from there. In late October 2001, Elon Musk went to Moscow to buy an intercontinental ballistic missile. He brought along Jim Cantrell, a kind of international aerospace supplies fixer, and Adeo Ressi, his best friend … Continue reading #ElonMusk’s Space Dream Almost Killed #Tesla
SolarCity Taking Orders for Tesla Batteries Starting at $5,000 SolarCity Corp. has begun taking orders for energy-storage systems, starting at $5,000 installed. The battery, called Powerwall, is being offered to new solar customers with two payment options, SolarCity spokesman Jonathan Bass said in an e-mail Friday. It was announced Thursday by Elon Musk, SolarCity’s chairman. … Continue reading #SolarCity Taking Orders for #Tesla Batteries Starting at $5,000