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April 9, 2020

Tesla has released a video with an impressive look inside Gigafactory Shanghai, which is currently Tesla’s only vehicle factory in operation.

The timing of Tesla’s Gigafactory Shanghai couldn’t have been better for the automaker.

Not only did they manage to build the ent...

April 1, 2020

Low-carbon grids need longer-duration storage, but few technologies have succeeded at scale. Here’s the current roster of best bets.

Rarely has such a crucial enterprise for the future of human civilization led to such little commercial success.

Long-duration energy stor...

March 30, 2020

Tesla is working on a bid to deploy one of the biggest battery systems in the world with 244 Megapacks, Tesla’s latest giant battery system, on a Hawaiian island.

After a lot of rumors and anticipation, Tesla launched its “Megapack” last year.

It’s the company’s lat...

March 9, 2020

Making energy affordable for all, even communities in Africa that have never had access to a reliable grid, need not be as daunting a task as it may sound, argues Dr Amrit Chandan, CEO of circular economy lithium-ion battery company Aceleron.

Over half a billion African...

February 28, 2020

Panasonic  said it will stop producing solar cells and modules at Tesla’s factory in Buffalo, N.Y., ending a four-year joint venture with the electric automaker. 

Nikkei Asian Review was the first to report that Panasonic planned to end its production agreement wit...

February 27, 2020

The science of renewable energy is remarkable—the ability to harness nature to magically power our modern world is a seductive vision. And yet, the actual business of renewable energy is late to establish itself as a viable competitor to the petrochemical industry. The...

February 18, 2020

This week, Tesla locked in a new patent for a distributed electrical grid management system, with capability to control everything from massive grid-scale energy storage installations down to your washing machine to keep everything humming along nicely.

The new patent i...

December 31, 2019

Big deployment numbers and falling costs won’t automatically translate into project finance for battery projects, the author writes.

Energy storage is a rapidly growing segment of the clean energy sector, and prices are dropping fast. Yet many are still struggling to un...

December 12, 2019

KEY POINTS

  • The U.S. energy storage market is expected to grow by a factor of 12 in the next five years, from 430MW deployed in 2019 to more than 5GW and a value of more than $5 billion by 2024, says Wood Mackenzie Energy Storage Service.

  • Tesla and GM are making...

November 13, 2019

If energy and transportation planners stop seeing their sectors as separate markets for batteries—a World Resources Institute researcher argued last week—there will be more than enough energy storage to go around.

“An electric vehicle, because of the battery, is really...

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