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Tesla’s bid to quickly deploy energy storage in Australia…

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Electrek Last week, we reported on Tesla’s Vice President of Energy products Lyndon Rive confirming that the company is in talks with local utilities to quickly deploy …… More

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Electrek Last week, we reported on Tesla’s Vice President of Energy products Lyndon Rive confirming that the company is in talks with local utilities to quickly deploy …… More

The Hong Kong Startup That Wants To Power Asia With Clean Energy

Hong Kong, like many other places is gravitating towards innovation, technology and entrepreneurship as a keystone of economic policy for future growth. If new business growth doesn’t outpace the rate of old industries declining, economies and societies will struggle.
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Hong Kong, like many other places is gravitating towards innovation, technology and entrepreneurship as a keystone of economic policy for future growth. If new business growth doesn’t outpace the rate of old industries declining, economies and societies will struggle.
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SDG&E Completes World’s Biggest Li-Ion Battery Storage Project :: Solar Industry

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PG&E deploys its first Tesla Powerpack battery storage station | Computerworld

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PG&E deploys its first Tesla Powerpack battery storage station
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The world’s largest battery storage substation is now live | Computerworld

Southern California Edison (SCE) has flipped the switch on what is now the largest lithium-ion battery storage facility in the world — a substation with 80 megawatt hours (MWh) of capacity.

Located Ontario, Calif., the new Mira Loma substation quietly went live Dec. 30. The substation is made up of commercial-grade Tesla Powerpack 2 lithium-ion battery units.

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Southern California Edison (SCE) has flipped the switch on what is now the largest lithium-ion battery storage facility in the world — a substation with 80 megawatt hours (MWh) of capacity.

Located Ontario, Calif., the new Mira Loma substation quietly went live Dec. 30. The substation is made up of commercial-grade Tesla Powerpack 2 lithium-ion battery units.

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Nissan & Eaton Accepting 2nd-Life EV Battery Home Storage Pre-Orders | CleanTechnica

Nissan and its partner Eaton have begun accepting pre-orders in the UK for its new xStorage Home portfolio of energy storage products. The product line — which includes a total of 6 different product configurations — was developed cooperatively by Nissan and the power management firm Eaton.

The product range includes a variety of offerings utilizing second-life batteries taken from old More

Nissan and its partner Eaton have begun accepting pre-orders in the UK for its new xStorage Home portfolio of energy storage products. The product line — which includes a total of 6 different product configurations — was developed cooperatively by Nissan and the power management firm Eaton.

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How PG&E’s EV charging pilot will test utility ownership models | Utility Dive

The controversy over utility ownership of electric vehicle charging infrastructure could to come to a head in California.

Two of the state’s three dominant investor-owned utilities (IOUs) are already acting on plans to build networks of EV chargers approved by the California Public Utilities Commission. In one, the utility will own all the chargers; in the other, all will be owned by in More

The controversy over utility ownership of electric vehicle charging infrastructure could to come to a head in California.

Two of the state’s three dominant investor-owned utilities (IOUs) are already acting on plans to build networks of EV chargers approved by the California Public Utilities Commission. In one, the utility will own all the chargers; in the other, all will be owned by in More

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Tesla Energy installs 1.5 MWh Powerpack system at Brea Mall in California | Electrek

Tesla Energy completed its latest commercial energy storage installation this and it was at a familiar place for the company: the Brea Mall in California. The automaker has a store at the location. Simon, the retail real estate company who owns the Brea Mall, announced the new system using the Tesla Powerpack today.
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Tesla Energy completed its latest commercial energy storage installation this and it was at a familiar place for the company: the Brea Mall in California. The automaker has a store at the location. Simon, the retail real estate company who owns the Brea Mall, announced the new system using the Tesla Powerpack today.
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Tesla Motors Inc to begin supplying Southern California with energy after winning California utility storage contract

Financial Post Tesla Motors Inc. will supply 20 megawatts of energy storage to Southern California Edison as part of a wider effort to prevent blackouts by replacing fossil-fuel electricity generation with lithium-ion batteries.… More

Financial Post Tesla Motors Inc. will supply 20 megawatts of energy storage to Southern California Edison as part of a wider effort to prevent blackouts by replacing fossil-fuel electricity generation with lithium-ion batteries.… More

Tesla to deploy ‘largest li-ion battery project in the world’ with 80 MWh in Powerpacks | Electrek

think that it’s an interesting project, wait until you hear about Tesla Energy’s latest energy storage contract with Southern California Edison.

Tesla announced today that it won a contract for the “largest li-ion battery project in the world”. It will deploy a 20 MW/80 MWh Powerpack system at the Southern California Edison Mira Loma substation.

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think that it’s an interesting project, wait until you hear about Tesla Energy’s latest energy storage contract with Southern California Edison.

Tesla announced today that it won a contract for the “largest li-ion battery project in the world”. It will deploy a 20 MW/80 MWh Powerpack system at the Southern California Edison Mira Loma substation.

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V2G up and running in Denmark

University of Delaware’s platform for integrating vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology is now operating in Denmark, creating a new V2G hub outside the United States that is poised to expand widely with commercial products. Ten electric cars and ten V2G charging stations are now providing commercial V2G services in the city of Frederiksberg.
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University of Delaware’s platform for integrating vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology is now operating in Denmark, creating a new V2G hub outside the United States that is poised to expand widely with commercial products. Ten electric cars and ten V2G charging stations are now providing commercial V2G services in the city of Frederiksberg.
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World’s Largest Storage Battery Will Power Los Angeles

Scientific American AES has spent nine years working with manufacturers of electric-car batteries. It has learned how to assemble and control ever-bigger constellations of these lithium-ion batteries. The Long Beach facility, when it is completed, will have 18,000 battery …… More

Scientific American AES has spent nine years working with manufacturers of electric-car batteries. It has learned how to assemble and control ever-bigger constellations of these lithium-ion batteries. The Long Beach facility, when it is completed, will have 18,000 battery …… More

Nissan rolls recycled EV battery storage out in French data center

Nissan has made a big environmental push recently, turning to renewable energy at its Sunderland plant and investigating ways to repurpose used EV batteries. The automotive giant has now teamed up with power management company Eaton on an energy storage system for Webaxys, giving Leaf batteries a new life supplying power to data centers.
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Nissan has made a big environmental push recently, turning to renewable energy at its Sunderland plant and investigating ways to repurpose used EV batteries. The automotive giant has now teamed up with power management company Eaton on an energy storage system for Webaxys, giving Leaf batteries a new life supplying power to data centers.
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BMW i3 Battery Integrated Into Storage Solution for Residential/Commercial Applications

BMW i announced a stationary energy storage system solution integrating its BMW i3 vehicle battery at the Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition 29, making it …
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BMW i announced a stationary energy storage system solution integrating its BMW i3 vehicle battery at the Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition 29, making it …
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Massive 800 MegaWatt-hour Battery to Be Deployed in China > ENGINEERING.com

China will soon be home to the world’s largest battery. The massive power facility will provide peak shaving, grid stability, emergency power, and load management to the Dalian peninsula in northeastern China.

According to the US Department of Energy, the largest battery-based energy storage system currently in operation is a 50 MW (300 MWh) sodium-sulfur battery in Japan. The largest More

China will soon be home to the world’s largest battery. The massive power facility will provide peak shaving, grid stability, emergency power, and load management to the Dalian peninsula in northeastern China.

According to the US Department of Energy, the largest battery-based energy storage system currently in operation is a 50 MW (300 MWh) sodium-sulfur battery in Japan. The largest More

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Nissan’s new xStorage battery wants to compete with Tesla’s Powerwall in Europe | Ars Technica UK

This week, Nissan announced that people would be able to place orders for its new xStorage battery, a stationary storage battery for individual homeowners, in September.

The xStorage battery was developed by Nissan’s London-based design facility with the help of Eaton, a Dublin-based power management company. Nissan has no plans to sell the battery in the US, instead focusing its effo More

This week, Nissan announced that people would be able to place orders for its new xStorage battery, a stationary storage battery for individual homeowners, in September.

The xStorage battery was developed by Nissan’s London-based design facility with the help of Eaton, a Dublin-based power management company. Nissan has no plans to sell the battery in the US, instead focusing its effo More

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Nissan’s electric cars in UK trial to sell surplus power | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Nissan is to launch a trial this year to allow electric car owners in Britain to sell electricity back to the National Grid and potentially make money in the process.

Major car makers are investing heavily in electric cars and in Europe many countries have incentive schemes to get more people to buy them, including Norway, the Netherlands, France and Britain.

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LONDON (Reuters) – Nissan is to launch a trial this year to allow electric car owners in Britain to sell electricity back to the National Grid and potentially make money in the process.

Major car makers are investing heavily in electric cars and in Europe many countries have incentive schemes to get more people to buy them, including Norway, the Netherlands, France and Britain.

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Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Releases Powerpack Price and Other Details

Tesla Energy updated page now includes “Design Your Powerpack System” option allowing businesses and utilities to configure the technology as per the requirements

Published By: Ken Bock on April 22, 2016 04:31 pm EST

After showing global auto makers what it can do with electric vehicles, Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has also electrified the energy storage industry with its ene More

Tesla Energy updated page now includes “Design Your Powerpack System” option allowing businesses and utilities to configure the technology as per the requirements

Published By: Ken Bock on April 22, 2016 04:31 pm EST

After showing global auto makers what it can do with electric vehicles, Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has also electrified the energy storage industry with its ene More

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EVE for Tesla Brings Smart Home Integration to the Model S and X

Through a recent partnership with Wink, connected car startup Evolved Vehicle Environments (EVE) has extended upon its popular browser-based EVE for Tesla app – a virtual control center for the Model S and Model X – with new features that will allow drivers and passengers to communicate directly with their smart home products. The new service called EVEConnect claims to provide fingertip contr More

Through a recent partnership with Wink, connected car startup Evolved Vehicle Environments (EVE) has extended upon its popular browser-based EVE for Tesla app – a virtual control center for the Model S and Model X – with new features that will allow drivers and passengers to communicate directly with their smart home products. The new service called EVEConnect claims to provide fingertip contr More

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PV Magazine Mobil: Study: “second-life” EV batteries to offer 1 TWh capacity by 2030

After 7 years, an old electric car battery can be successfully reused as an alternative energy storage for another decadeWikimedia/U.S. Department of Transportation.

The reuse of batteries originally built for electric cars can offer up to 1000 GWh storage capacity worldwide by 2030, while driving further cost decline for solar and storage technologies.

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After 7 years, an old electric car battery can be successfully reused as an alternative energy storage for another decadeWikimedia/U.S. Department of Transportation.

The reuse of batteries originally built for electric cars can offer up to 1000 GWh storage capacity worldwide by 2030, while driving further cost decline for solar and storage technologies.

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Nissan & The World’s Largest Grid-Integrated Electric Vehicle System | CleanTechnica

Nissan’s new regional office in France will use electric car technology to power the offices — in fact, it will be implementing the world’s largest grid-integrated electric vehicle (EV) system. Taking place thanks to the Japanese EV manufacturer, it will be another step towards a cleaner environment.

Nissan will install 100 vehicle-to-grid (V2G) chargers. Nissan’s partner Enel will More

Nissan’s new regional office in France will use electric car technology to power the offices — in fact, it will be implementing the world’s largest grid-integrated electric vehicle (EV) system. Taking place thanks to the Japanese EV manufacturer, it will be another step towards a cleaner environment.

Nissan will install 100 vehicle-to-grid (V2G) chargers. Nissan’s partner Enel will More

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Electric cars to stabilize the grid – 100% renewable – Renewables International

German green power provider Lichtblick has announced plans to incentivize the charging of electric vehicles at times of low power demand. In doing so, the firm also explains why this is not already happening.

The idea is pretty straightforward: store power in batteries at night, when wind power production can be fairly high but demand is always at its lowest. Otherwise, people will come hom More

German green power provider Lichtblick has announced plans to incentivize the charging of electric vehicles at times of low power demand. In doing so, the firm also explains why this is not already happening.

The idea is pretty straightforward: store power in batteries at night, when wind power production can be fairly high but demand is always at its lowest. Otherwise, people will come hom More

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The Nissan Leaf Could Help Power Your House | Insider Car News

Nissan is hard at work making the Leaf an even more valuable asset. The automaker has teamed up with ENEL, an energy provider based in Italy, to launch a Vehicle 2 Grid (V2G) system that allows the car to help power a house.

Basically, V2G turns the Nissan Leaf into a mobile power supply for not only houses but also offices and even the grid in general. The technology would rival the Tesla More

Nissan is hard at work making the Leaf an even more valuable asset. The automaker has teamed up with ENEL, an energy provider based in Italy, to launch a Vehicle 2 Grid (V2G) system that allows the car to help power a house.

Basically, V2G turns the Nissan Leaf into a mobile power supply for not only houses but also offices and even the grid in general. The technology would rival the Tesla More

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JuiceBox, the world’s most intelligent EV charging station, now can make the grid more efficient and will earn you money while doing so!
From now until the end of 2015, East Bay customers can enroll in a new smart charging program:

– Get $150 off the purchase of a new JuiceBox Pro. Only $449 for a smart-grid charging station!
– Receive a $150 payment if youR More

JuiceBox, the world’s most intelligent EV charging station, now can make the grid more efficient and will earn you money while doing so!
From now until the end of 2015, East Bay customers can enroll in a new smart charging program:

– Get $150 off the purchase of a new JuiceBox Pro. Only $449 for a smart-grid charging station!
– Receive a $150 payment if youR More

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Nissan Pilots VehicleGrid Technology In Denmark – Forbes

The automobile industry just took a small, but significant step into the stationary electric power business.

Nissan, the Japanese car maker, and the Enel Group, one of the largest power companies in Europe based in Rome, signed an agreement to conduct a first-of-its-kind pilot project that will allow grid operators to leverage electric vehicles to manage the electric po

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The automobile industry just took a small, but significant step into the stationary electric power business.

Nissan, the Japanese car maker, and the Enel Group, one of the largest power companies in Europe based in Rome, signed an agreement to conduct a first-of-its-kind pilot project that will allow grid operators to leverage electric vehicles to manage the electric po

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Tesla Motors Inc Powerwall to Make its Way in Vermont

Green Mountain Power (GMP) has becomes the first utility company in the country to offer Tesla Motors Inc’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) home-powering battery products to its customers. The company is partnering with Tesla Motors to offer Powerwalls in a lease or purchase contract.

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Green Mountain Power (GMP) has becomes the first utility company in the country to offer Tesla Motors Inc’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) home-powering battery products to its customers. The company is partnering with Tesla Motors to offer Powerwalls in a lease or purchase contract.

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Daimler to recycle electric car batteries for massive energy storage systems | Computerworld

Daimler AG announced that it is cobbling together used lithium-ion batteries from electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles to create massive power storage systems for commercial use.

The first of Daimler’s “2nd use battery storage units” will consist of 1,000 smart electric drive vehicle batteries and have a 13 million watt hour (MWh) capacity. It is expected to be connected t More

Daimler AG announced that it is cobbling together used lithium-ion batteries from electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles to create massive power storage systems for commercial use.

The first of Daimler’s “2nd use battery storage units” will consist of 1,000 smart electric drive vehicle batteries and have a 13 million watt hour (MWh) capacity. It is expected to be connected t More

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Daimler is reusing electric vehicle batteries to store renewable energy | Ars Technica

A mock-up of the stationary storage unit that will use old electric car batteries in Germany.

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When electric vehicle batteries get long in the tooth, they have to be replaced because they’ll start experiencing power loss—which will mean reduced vehicle performance. But what happens to those old batteries after they’re replaced is important if you’re judging a car on More

A mock-up of the stationary storage unit that will use old electric car batteries in Germany.

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When electric vehicle batteries get long in the tooth, they have to be replaced because they’ll start experiencing power loss—which will mean reduced vehicle performance. But what happens to those old batteries after they’re replaced is important if you’re judging a car on More

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90MW of LG Chem’s Li-Ion batteries to be used for balancing German grid | PV-Tech Storage

Another recent LG Chem-supplied storage system at Feldheim, Germany, helping the small village in its aim to go “100% renewable”. Image: LG Chem.

Steag, a major power generator which constructs, plans and operates power plants, is spending US$100 million on acquiring 90MW of large-scale energy storage to help stabilise Germany’s grid.

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Another recent LG Chem-supplied storage system at Feldheim, Germany, helping the small village in its aim to go “100% renewable”. Image: LG Chem.

Steag, a major power generator which constructs, plans and operates power plants, is spending US$100 million on acquiring 90MW of large-scale energy storage to help stabilise Germany’s grid.

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UC San Diego and NRG to Test Electric Cars on a Solar and Storage Microgrid | Greentech Media

When tapping electric vehicles for grid needs, there’s an unwritten rule: never actually tap the EV’s battery.

Almost all of the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging programs and pilots out there rely on modulating or turning off chargers to reduce load, not actually pulling energy from EVs back to the grid. This is to protect the precious batteries, and their warranties, against unpredicted More

When tapping electric vehicles for grid needs, there’s an unwritten rule: never actually tap the EV’s battery.

Almost all of the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging programs and pilots out there rely on modulating or turning off chargers to reduce load, not actually pulling energy from EVs back to the grid. This is to protect the precious batteries, and their warranties, against unpredicted More

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