Tesla solar and battery storage deployments tripled year-over-year in Q2 2021 – Teslarati

By Maria Merano Posted on July 27, 2021 Tesla’s second-quarter results may be headlined by its $1.1 billion of GAAP net income, but its energy division achieved some incredible milestones as well. In Q2 2021, energy storage and solar deployments tripled year-over-year, hinting at strong demand for products like the Powerwall and the Solar Roof.  […]

July 28, 2021 sally Wood

Tesla delays Semi electric truck program over battery cell supply constraints – Electrek

Tesla has confirmed that it decided to delay the “launch of the Semi truck program to 2022” over battery cell supply constraints. Last week, we reported on Tesla making progress toward Tesla Semi production at its facility in Nevada. According to sources familiar with the matter, the automaker completed its drive axle production line, and […]

July 27, 2021 sally Wood

You can buy Tesla’s utility-size battery on its website for a cool $1M – Input

Tesla is most well known for making electric cars, but the company is betting that it can become an all-in-one provider of green energy solutions. The battery technology it has engineered for its vehicles can be neatly repurposed for other scenarios, like storing energy that a local utility generates from new renewable projects. Thicc battery […]

July 26, 2021 sally Wood

China’s “dreamchild” is stealthily winning the battery race – The Economist

IN AMERICA, IF you want to dominate an industry, you channel your inner Elon Musk and shout about it. But CATL, the Chinese company that makes batteries for some of Mr Musk’s Tesla electric vehicles (EVs), is different. When your columnist first contacted it in 2017, the brush-off was swift. “We want to concentrate on […]

July 26, 2021 sally Wood

Gigafactories: A buzzword taking shape – The Hindu BusinessLine – BusinessLine

India’s battery sector is in for a major transformation. The demand surge coming for energy storage in the renewable energy (RE) sector and advanced batteries in the electric mobility segment is necessitating the setting up of Gigafactories to maximise production. Simply put, a Gigafactory is a gigantic battery-production facility that brings multiple companies and component […]

July 25, 2021 sally Wood

Tesla is letting California solar customers with Powerwalls feed their energy back into the grid to help prevent blackouts – Markets Insider

Reuters/Patrick Fallon Tesla said Californian Powerwall owners could sign up to its “virtual power plant” beta. Participants will feed electricity generated by the solar systems on their homes back into the grid. Tesla said it won’t make money off the project. It’s designed to prevent blackouts during high demand. See more stories on Insider’s business […]

July 24, 2021 sally Wood

Form Energy’s New Battery Technology Isn’t for EVs. Think Wind Power. – Barron’s

A rendering of a Form Energy battery system. Courtesy Form Energy|, Inc. The start-up Form Energy unveiled a breakthrough for rechargeable batteries. This one isn’t for electric vehicles–what most investors think of when they hear about developments on that front. Form announced the chemistry for its first commercial product Friday. It says it has designed an […]

July 23, 2021 sally Wood

Tesla Virtual Power Plants – Beta Testing in California – Torque News

Tesla has begun to beta test Virtual Power Plants. Tesla sees a need for grid stability in California and Tesla’s virtual power plant is a solution to this. Tesla energy is looking to replace fossil fuels and enable backup power through battery storage that is captured through solar energy. How Will a Virtual Power Plant […]

July 23, 2021 sally Wood

Tesla, BHP ink supply deal for nickel ahead of demand surge – TechCrunch

Tesla will secure nickel from the commodity production giant BHP, the automaker’s latest move to secure direct sources of raw materials that are projected to surge in demand before the decade is out. BHP’s Nickel West division will supply an undisclosed amount of the mineral from its mines in Western Australia. The two companies also […]

July 23, 2021 sally Wood
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