batteries

Hyundai to Leapfrog Tesla With World’s Largest Battery

Hyundai to Leapfrog Tesla With World’s Largest Battery

South Korea’s Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems will soon complete a massive lithium ion battery in the industrial city of Ulsan. When it goes live in three months, Hyundai’s 150-megawatt system will overtake Tesla’s 100-megawatt facility in South Australia as the world’s largest industrial energy storage system, Independent.ie reported. Sorry, Elon Musk. It’s an exciting—albeit […]

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    Tesla’s Giant Australian Battery Saved Consumers $35 Million in Four Months

    Tesla’s Giant Australian Battery Saved Consumers $35 Million in Four Months

    Since switching on in December, Tesla’s massive battery in South Australia has already drastically lowered prices in the region’s frequency and ancillary services market (FCAS) and has taken a major share of that market, Renew Economy reported. During Australian Energy Week, McKinsey and Co. partner Godart van Gendt boasted about the stunning efficiency of the […]

    California Set to Require Solar on Most New Homes

    California Set to Require Solar on Most New Homes

    California could become the first state in the country to require solar panels on most new homes. The state’s energy commission will vote on the new standard on Wednesday, May 9 and they are expected to approve it, the Orange County Register reported. If approved, the mandate would apply to all houses, condos and apartment […]

    Norway Aims for Electric Planes to Help Slow Climate Change

    Norway Aims for Electric Planes to Help Slow Climate Change

    Norway—home to the world’s highest per capita number of all-electric cars—is also planning to go emission-free in the friendly skies. The Scandinavian country aims to be the first in the world to switch to electric air transport. State-owned Avinor, which operates most of the country’s airports, plans to adopt battery-powered planes in the coming years […]

    This College Could Become the First 100% Renewable Campus in U.S.

    This College Could Become the First 100% Renewable Campus in U.S.

    As a growing number of U.S. cities make pledges towards 100 percent renewables, it’s easy to forget that the entire state of Hawaii set this important benchmark three years ago when it mandated that all of its electricity must come from renewable sources no later than 2045. To help the Aloha State meet this ambitious […]

    Tesla Vies to Build World’s Largest Battery Again

    Tesla Vies to Build World’s Largest Battery Again

    Tesla has already built the world’s largest battery in South Australia, a lightning-fast system that switched on in December and recently saved the energy market millions during an outage. Now, the Elon Musk-headed venture is vying to build another massive Powerpack system in Colorado for Xcel Energy Inc., an electric utility operating in eight Western […]

    Tesla Installing World’s Largest Solar Rooftop on Nevada Gigafactory

    Tesla Installing World’s Largest Solar Rooftop on Nevada Gigafactory

    Tesla has started building a massive rooftop solar array on top of its Gigafactory 1 (GF1) outside Sparks, Nevada. Once finished, the 70-megawatt system will be the largest in the world by far; the current record-holder is the comparatively shrimpy 11.5-megawatt array in India that can power 8,000 homes. Building Tesla has posted satellite images […]

    World’s Largest Virtual Power Plant Coming to Australia in Deal With Tesla

    World’s Largest Virtual Power Plant Coming to Australia in Deal With Tesla

    South Australia—already home to the world’s largest battery—will soon host the world’s largest virtual solar plant under a landmark plan from Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the state government. The plan involves installing a 5-kilowatt solar system and a Tesla Powerwall 2 battery on roughly 50,000 homes across the state over the next four years. […]