Posts tagged: Tesla’s Powerwall

Australia Plans “Virtual” Power Plant of Distributed Solar Panels, Tesla Batteries

By: Viknesh Vijayenthiran Having built the world’s biggest battery in the Australian state of South Australia a year ago to provide energy to the grid in the event of a supply shortage, Tesla is now involved in the state’s next energy security plan by helping to create what’s known as a “virtual power plant.” And it’s all […]

In Germany, Solar Panels are Transforming Home Life and Offering Energy Independence

By: Anmar Frangoul In Germany, something of an energy transition is taking place. In 2016, renewables made up 29 percent of gross electricity generation, with wind power, biomass and solar photovoltaics leading the way. Now, a number of German households are looking to harness the power of the sun and gain energy independence by combining […]

The Consumerization of Energy Is Just Beginning

Shell’s Bennett Cohen believes it represents a profound shift in the way we power society. By: Bennett Cohen In May 2015, Elon Musk revealed the Tesla Powerwall — a stationary battery for homeowners that features essentially the same battery technology as Tesla’s cars. Energy analysts pored over the specifications of the lithium-ion technology because of […]