Rumour has it Tesla has started installing its new 100kWh EV battery without telling anyone. But is that behind the change in performance?
Origin Energy says growth in energy markets will lie “beyond the grid” in the transition to low-carbon economy, but it doesn’t expect consumers to leave the grid in large numbers. Its solar sales doubled, but remain a small fraction of the overall market, while storage uptake is slow.
SolarCity’s results call revealed plans to manufacture building integrated solar roofing, target Australia as key solar + storage market.
Despite giving tours to press and customers in the past few weeks, many details about developments at Tesla Motors and Panasonic’s “gigafactory” near Reno are still murky, and little light was shed by Elon Musk in Tesla’s Q2 results.
There are synergies between EVs and solar, so the basic concept of merging Tesla and SolarCity seems sound. The biggest risk is that somebody else might execute it better.
Our cost of energy charts for battery storage suggest Tesla is now in the middle of the pack, Enphase looks relatively cheap and none of them is cheap enough.
SolarCity agrees to Tesla offer of $2.6bn, but opinions are divided over Musk’s plan to create a “sustainable energy and transport” powerhouse.
Here’s a summary of new batteries and new energy storage systems that have been announced in Australia in June and July 2016.
Elon Musk reveals part 2 of Tesla master plan, including ambition to dominate car sharing space with a fleet of customer-owned, autonomous-driving Tesla EVs.
Macquarie Capital makes major investment in battery storage, signing up for what is believed to be world’s largest dedicated battery storage finance vehicle.