With the Megapack, wind and solar farms will be able to cut down on the number of individual energy-storage units.
As used electric-car batteries set to flood market, Automakers ramp up reuse efforts
With the growth of electric cars has come a flood of used batteries that is set to skyrocket in the next five years, according to a Bloomberg report. Bloomberg Businessweek notes that about 55,000 used battery packs were removed from electric cars this year as the cars' packs reach their 10-year...Eric C. Evarts
Tesla builds world's largest lithium-ion battery, for utility use, in Australia
Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a bet that he'd build the world's largest lithium-ion battery in Australia in 100 days. If his company failed, Musk would personally pay for the project, but the battery is now ready for its first test ahead of full operation—and on schedule. The massive...Sean Szymkowski
Scientists debate: could renewable energy entirely replace fossil fuels in U.S. by 2050?
Scientists generally debate their studies and projections in relatively civil language, but perhaps the currently adversarial tenor of U.S. politics has spilled over into science. A 2015 study on the potential for renewable energy use in the U.S. has now produced not only a stringent attack, but a...John Voelcker
U.S. advanced research agency optimistic on storage-battery progress
The Federal government's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy said last week that it has made huge strides toward creating a next generation of batteries for energy storage. The agency is tasked with kickstarting energy-related projects in the private sector; its director suggested that the new...Andrew Ganz
Is Tesla Motors A Carmaker...Or Really A Grid-Storage Company?
Many among the Detroit auto media were skeptical of Tesla Motors for years, correctly noting just how hard it is to start a car company and build a genuinely appealing product--electric car or not. But as Tesla continues to sell Model S electric luxury sedans, expanding into Europe and China as...John Voelcker