Tesla bids to deploy one of the biggest batteries in the world with 244 Megapacks in Hawaii

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 latest energy storage product, after the Powerpack and the Powerwall, and it is meant as an even bigger option targeting electric utility projects. According to Tesla, a single Megapack has up to 3MWh of storage capacity and a 1.5MW inverter. Tesla CEO Elon Musk asked utilities to buy the new Megapack to replace polluting and inefficient peaker plants. Some electric utilities have started taking Musk up on his offer as we started hea

Answering Africa’s energy access questions cleanly and affordably

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 Africans lack access to electric power. As one of the biggest drivers of economic growth, energy is vital to development across Sub-Saharan Africa and yet many are being left behind. However, new technologies in energy storage and accessibility are changing the continent’s fortunes. As many countries across Africa are not burdened with an ageing energy network, the continent can whole heartedly embrace the clean energy revolution and

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