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Category: Tesla

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Tesla begins battery production for Powerwall and Tesla 3 at Gigafactory

Tesla begins battery production for Powerwall and Tesla 3 at Gigafactory

The factory is producing lithium-ion batteries both for Tesla’s energy storage products and electric vehicles

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Graph Of The Day - Powerwall 2 warranty is under 9 years for most households if cycled once per day

Graph Of The Day – Powerwall 2 warranty is under 9 years for most households if cycled once per day

For many households, the Powerwall 2 warranty is likely to last for under 9 years, rather than the full 10 years I was expecting.

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Graph of the Day - Tesla Powerwall 2 way ahead of competition on price

Graph of the Day – Tesla Powerwall 2 way ahead of competition on price

Today’s graph shows both versions of the Powerwall 2 are well ahead of the closest competition on price, beating its closest rivals by one third.

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Tesla Powerwall 2 battery storage opens for orders in Australia

Tesla Powerwall 2 battery storage opens for orders in Australia

Tesla’s 14kWh Powerwall 2 batteries open for order in Australia, with installations set to begin in Feb 2017 – just as 100s of thousands of solar households lose their premium FiT.

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Tesla solar roof cheaper than regular roof, says Musk – electricity "a bonus"

Tesla solar roof cheaper than regular roof, says Musk – electricity “a bonus”

Elon Musk says Tesla’s solar tiles could cost less than – and last twice as long as – a regular “dumb roof.”

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How Trump could be a win for battery storage – and renewables

How Trump could be a win for battery storage – and renewables

In good news for Australian renewables – and perhaps even better news for a nervous US market – Deutsche report names “detrimental solar policy” as one of biggest drivers of global battery storage market, which it says has reached an inflection point.

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Battery-charged disruption risks leaving fossil industry – and Australia – in its dust

Battery-charged disruption risks leaving fossil industry – and Australia – in its dust

The Turnbull government’s strategy of letting technology push come to policy shove is putting key Australian industries at risk, according to a new report which says battery storage could displace traditional energy players “far more rapidly than anticipated.”

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Tesla's price shock: Solar + battery as cheap as grid power

Tesla’s price shock: Solar + battery as cheap as grid power

New pricing for Tesla Powerwall suggests solar and battery storage now competitive with grid power. For about $16,000, consumers can slash their grid bill to almost nothing and not worry about blackouts. The strategic and commercial implications are marvellous or frightening, depending on your vested interest.

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Rivals fear Tesla may become the Apple of battery storage

Rivals fear Tesla may become the Apple of battery storage

Redflow CEO says Tesla’s launch of Powerwall 2 battery with a built-in inverter takes a leaf from the Apple playbook of vertical integration – and could polarise the industry.

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What the "Tesla effect" means for Australian battery storage prices

What the “Tesla effect” means for Australian battery storage prices

The first version of Tesla’s Powerwall battery storage device had a big impact on prices in Australia. The second version, unveiled last week, is expected to do it all over again.

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Powerwall 2: Tesla doubles up on battery storage and slashes costs

Powerwall 2: Tesla doubles up on battery storage and slashes costs

At double the capacity and almost half the cost/kWh, Tesla’s Powerwall 2 illustrates the break-neck speed at which battery storage is evolving.