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Why so many people are so desperate for Tesla and Musk to fail

Why so many people are so desperate for Tesla and Musk to fail

Attacks against Elon Musk and Tesla becoming more intense, and nasty – from short-sellers, ideologues, climate deniers, and incumbent industries. They all have a lot to lose.

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Inside the Tesla big battery: How it made money and cut prices

Inside the Tesla big battery: How it made money and cut prices

AEMO reports detail how Tesla big battery helped keep the lights on last summer, smashed prices in specialised markets, and made money for itself from price arbitrage.

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Tesla unveils 18.2MW big battery in Belgium

Tesla unveils 18.2MW big battery in Belgium

Tesla has unveiled its latest grid-scale battery – a 140 Powerpack 18.2MW system in Belgium the company says was installed in five weeks.

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Musk plays the vision thing, vents at myopic analysts, media

Musk plays the vision thing, vents at myopic analysts, media

The market’s obsessions with financial details, rather than the big picture, is driving Musk to distraction. And that should be a cause for concern.

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Tesla big battery is changing the way people think about the grid

Tesla big battery is changing the way people think about the grid

Tesla big battery is causing a rethink about the way the grid is managed. It will already become a front-line defence in a new mechanism designed to prevent black-outs and load-shedding in the event of a major fault.

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Battery storage booming, but even Tesla struggling to cash in

Battery storage booming, but even Tesla struggling to cash in

Grid-scale battery storage is taking off in Australia but it is still a struggle for investors to get value from their services. The contracts for the new Victoria big batteries explain why.

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Canavan compares Tesla Big Battery to Kim Kardashian

Canavan compares Tesla Big Battery to Kim Kardashian

Matt Canavan uses global “energy future” stage to poke fun at the Tesla Big Battery, embarrassingly for Australia. In other news, Coalition MPs also hate EVs.

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Micallef on Tesla big battery: Is it cruel to store electrons?

Micallef on Tesla big battery: Is it cruel to store electrons?

Comedian Shaun Micallef sends up opponents to battery storage and wind farms in the best skit on energy matters since Clarke and Dawe.

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Musk says storage orders surge on success of Tesla big battery

Musk says storage orders surge on success of Tesla big battery

Elon Musk says the Tesla big battery in South Australia has exceeded performance targets “significantly,” a success that has put a rocket under sales of the company’s commercial-scale Powerpacks.

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Tesla, Trump, Turnbull and the troglodytes: The best stories of 2017

Tesla, Trump, Turnbull and the troglodytes: The best stories of 2017

The death spiral for cars; Tesla’s Big Battery – and electric truck; the two faces of Malcolm Turnbull; and all the other stories that caught our readers’ attention this year.

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Tesla big battery shows off its flexibility in final testing

Tesla big battery shows off its flexibility in final testing

Tesla battery goes through final testing with a rapid series of charging and discharging – never seen before on Australia’s ageing dumb grid.