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Tesla, Trump and South Australia: The top clean energy and climate stories of 2016

Tesla, Trump and South Australia: The top clean energy and climate stories of 2016

Tesla was the dominant news force in 2016. The other big themes were battery storage, the price falls in wind and solar, the big shift from centralised energy, and politics, politics, politics.

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Tesla reaches 200th destination EV charging point in Australia

Tesla reaches 200th destination EV charging point in Australia

Tesla’s Destination Charging network has reached its 200th site, with the latest located in South Australia’s McLaren Vale, a region internationally renowned for its wine.

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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 shareholders approve SolarCity acquisition

Tesla shareholders approve SolarCity acquisition

Elon Musk has announced that Tesla and SolarCity shareholders have approved the merger between the two companies.

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Mercedes-Benz enters the US battery storage market

Mercedes-Benz enters the US battery storage market

Move over Elon Musk. Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas has entered the wide-open US EV+storage market.

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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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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.

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Elon Musk's first victim was the petrol car; now it's old style utilities

Elon Musk’s first victim was the petrol car; now it’s old style utilities

Tesla throws down gauntlet to incumbent utilities by bringing down battery storage costs by nearly half, and taking built-in solar PV to the mainstream. Elon Musk talks of solar, storage and EVs being “beautiful, affordable, integrated” – three things that current utilities are not.

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Tesla's solar roof and storage 2.0 reveal: What to expect

Tesla’s solar roof and storage 2.0 reveal: What to expect

Tesla to unveil integrated solar roofing line, alongside Powerwall and Powerpack 2.0, the next step in Musk’s dream of 100% renewables. Here’s what we know about these new products …