Tesla’s Megapack battery is big enough to help grids handle peak demand
Tesla announced a new massive battery today called Megapack that could replace so-called “peaker” power plants, which provide energy when a local electrical grid gets overloaded. Tesla says that Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will deploy several Megapacks at Moss Landing on Monterrey Bay in California, which is one of four locations where the California utility plans to install more cost-effective energy storage solutions. Each Megapack can store up to 3 megawatt hours (MWh)
How much would 100 percent renewable energy really cost?
Democratic presidential candidates talked hardly at all in the debates late last month about the Green New Deal, a proposal in Congress, to, among other things convert America's electric power completely to renewable sources. Americans have shown broad support for such a transition. What's been left unaddressed—and which many candidates weren't prepared to discuss—is the cost. Estimates vary by trillions of dollars, but now a respected consulting firm—one that has consulted w