batteries

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. […]

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    Tesla Installs Six More Battery Systems in Puerto Rico in ‘Humanitarian Effort’

    Tesla Installs Six More Battery Systems in Puerto Rico in ‘Humanitarian Effort’

    After deploying a solar and battery system to a children’s hospital in San Juan this October, Tesla has installed six more similar systems to help power the hurricane-wrecked islands of Vieques and Culebra in Puerto Rico. In a statement to Bloomberg, Governor Ricardo Rossello’s office said that Tesla installed the new units as “a humanitarian […]

    Renewable Energy Isn’t Perfect, But It’s Far Better Than Fossil Fuels

    Renewable Energy Isn’t Perfect, But It’s Far Better Than Fossil Fuels

    In their efforts to discredit renewable energy and support continued fossil fuel burning, many anti-environmentalists have circulated a dual image purporting to compare a lithium mine with an oil sands operation. It illustrates the level of dishonesty to which some will stoop to keep us on our current polluting, climate-disrupting path (although in some cases […]

    ‘History in the Making’: Tesla Switches on World’s Largest Battery

    ‘History in the Making’: Tesla Switches on World’s Largest Battery

    South Australia officially activated the world’s biggest battery on Friday. The feat was achieved much to the credit of Elon Musk, who made a daring bet to “get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free.” Musk was responding to a challenge from Australian billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes to help […]

    Tesla Restores Power to Children’s Hospital in Puerto Rico in ‘First of Many’ Solar + Storage Projects

    Tesla Restores Power to Children’s Hospital in Puerto Rico in ‘First of Many’ Solar + Storage Projects

    Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk offered to help restore Puerto Rico’s hurricane-wrecked power grid with the company’s batteries and solar panels. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló responded positively. Making good on the promise, Tesla has switched on a combination of its solar panels and Powerpack commercial energy storage batteries for Hospital del Niño, a children’s […]

    Elon Musk Wants to Rebuild Puerto Rico’s Power Grid With Solar

    Elon Musk Wants to Rebuild Puerto Rico’s Power Grid With Solar

    Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló responded positively to Tesla CEO Elon Musk‘s offer to help restore the island’s hurricane-wrecked power grid with the company’s batteries and solar panels. “Let’s talk,” the governor tweeted to Musk Thursday evening. “Do you want to show the world the power and scalability of your #TeslaTechnologies? PR could be that […]