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Tesla Energy Stories August 27

Tesla has filed to enter Texas’s deregulated energy market and become an official electricity retailer.

For a change, the company sees an opportunity not to disrupt but to fix and stabilize the market.

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Tesla Energy Stories August 5

Tesla is going to supply its full energy ecosystem with solar, batteries, and EV chargers, to new homes in a new luxury community being built in Florida.

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Tesla Energy Stories July 27

Tesla Energy, the automaker’s energy division, had a record quarter, but the market doesn’t seem to care much due to how small it is in relation to its automotive business.

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Tesla Energy Stories July 21

Tesla has now added solar panels to its offering to third-party solar installers in what is now described as the full “Tesla energy ecosystem.”

Inspired by Tesla’s partnership with third-party roofing companies for solar tile installations, the move aims to accelerate Tesla Energy’s expansion.

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Tesla Energy Stories July 9

Tesla has signed what could be described as a breakthrough deal to deploy solar roofs and Powerwalls on a “large scale” in a new community being built by Brookfield Asset Management and Dacra in Austin.

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Tesla Energy Stories June 22

Tesla announced that it is launching “Tesla Energy,” its energy division in China, starting with the Powerwall home battery pack.

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Tesla Energy Stories June 7

Tesla’s head of energy operations has left the company amid an important growth phase for the ‘Tesla Energy’ division.

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Tesla Energy Stories April 12

Tesla (TSLA) is rising today on a new ~$1 trillion price target from a top analyst who sees the company developing an Apple-like ecosystem for energy.

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Tesla Energy Stories January 28

Tesla Energy, the automaker’s energy division, had a massive quarter showing growth in all sectors.

The company might be on its way to become a decentralized electric utility, as Elon Musk has been predicting.

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Tesla Energy Stories December 29, 2020

Tesla’s (TSLA) electric vehicle business is certainly its main source of revenue right now and should remain so for the foreseeable future.

However, we believe that the next phase of massive growth is going to be powered by Tesla Energy, the automaker’s energy division.

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Tesla Energy Stories May 3, 2020

Tesla aims to eventually become a massive distributed electric utility, and we’ve now learned of a new product, Autobidder, which appears to be the next step in that direction. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories January 30, 2020

Tesla beat expectations with its earnings yesterday, and while its record car sales were definitely the driver, Tesla Energy returning to growth didn’t hurt, either.

The company’s solar division is growing again, thanks to cheap solar subscriptions and its new Solarglass roof, and its energy storage business is doing better than ever. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories December 17, 2019

Tesla is going to deploy a big new battery energy storage system in Alaska, and it’s going to reduce the state’s reliance on fossil-fuel power plants. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories October 24, 2019

Tesla turned around its solar business last quarter and CEO Elon Musk says that the company’s energy division, Tesla Energy, is becoming a distributed global utility and it could eventually outgrow Tesla’s automotive business. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories August 13, 2019

Tesla started pushing a new mobile app software update to enable homeowners with its solar products and/or Powerwall to access and dive deep into their own power generation data. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories July 25, 2019

Tesla Energy deployed a new record amount of energy storage during the last quarter, but its solar business is still declining. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories July 3, 2019

Tesla is going to enable homeowners with Tesla solar roof tiles and solar panels to access and dive deep into their own power generation data. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories June 19, 2019

After being the leader in solar installations for years, Tesla has now slipped to third place for solar installations in the US after restructuring its energy business. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories April 30, 2019

Tesla is planning to revive its solar business, which has been plummeting over the last year, by undercutting the competition with much lower prices under $2 per watt achieved by involving the customer in the quoting process. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories February 22, 2019

Tesla has been increasingly using more solar panels made by Panasonic at Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo for its solar retrofit business.

Now Electrek has learned that Tesla started using a new 330-watt solar module. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories January 19, 2019

Tesla has been betting on word of mouth to promote most of its products and solar has been no exception since it has acquired SolarCity

Here’s how Tesla has been taking over neighborhoods with solar energy thanks to the help satisfied customers. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories November 15, 2018

Tesla Energy announced today that they are reducing the prices of their solar power systems by $3,000 to $5,000 for the average homeowner.

They cite improvements in “vertical integration” as the reason for the price cut. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories November 12, 2018

Amazon is turning to Tesla in order to deploy energy storage capacity at their distribution centers.

After a deal to add Tesla Powerpacks to a UK facility earlier this year, now Amazon is working with Tesla again at another distribution center. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories November 9, 2018

The California Public Utilities Commission approved this week a very important proposal from PG&E to deploy over 2 GWh of energy storage capacity from battery systems by Tesla and other companies that will replace three gas plants. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories November 1, 2018

While we are waiting for Tesla to ramp up its solar roof tiles, the company is starting to use more of its own solar modules.

A new report shows that Tesla Energy is now mainly using its own ‘Tesla-branded’ solar panels made by Panasonic at Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories October 14, 2018

Tesla’s energy division is deploying a new Powerpack project in Weld County, Colorado, where it could save ratepayers and the local utility as much as $1 million per year. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories August 2, 2018

One thing we have yet to discuss when it comes to Tesla’s Q2 earnings is how its Tesla Energy division is doing.

In short, solar is stable and energy storage is growing despite cell shortage, but the growth outlook is what is really “crazy.” expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories July 18, 2018

Ever since Tesla took over SolarCity to become part of Tesla Energy, the deployment of solar power has been slowing down gradually for a series of reasons ranging from a restructuring to market changes.

Now Tesla is looking at a shift as it claims that demand is not a problem and now they need to increase production. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories June 22, 2018

Last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a vague plan to flatten management and restructure the company in order to achieve profitability during the second half of the year.

We now have a better idea of what the restructuring entails after Musk announced last week that Tesla is laying off about 9% of its workforce.

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Tesla Energy Stories June 3, 2018

Tesla is apparently significantly ramping up its effort to help rebuild the power grid in Puerto Rico after it was destroyed by hurricanes last year.

After having completed hundreds of energy storage project on the islands in the last few months, Tesla CEO Elon Musk now says that they have ‘about 11,000’ energy storage projects underway in Puerto Rico, which means something big is in the work. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories February 1, 2018

Since Tesla acquired SolarCity, they have shut down several of the solar installer’s marketing efforts in order to focus on using its own car showroom to promote their solar and energy storage products.

But there’s one marketing effort that they are sticking to and even expanding: a deal with Home Depot. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories January 19, 2018

Ever since Tesla launched its own ‘Tesla Energy’ division to address the energy storage and generation side of the electric vehicle revolution, several automakers have launched similar programs.

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Tesla Energy Stories May 12, 2017

Tesla has already been offering energy storage services to electric utilities with the Powerpack – like its 80 MWh Powerpack station with Southern California Edison.

But now, the company announces that it will be bundling its residential energy storage product, the Powerwall, with the Powerpack to create “a single resource of shared energy.” expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories March 13, 2017

Last week, we reported on Tesla’s Vice President of Energy products Lyndon Rive confirming that the company is in talks with local utilities to quickly deploy large-scale energy storage in Australia in order to address their current energy crisis.

CEO Elon Musk is now involved and they seem to have made progress over the weekend after talking with government officials. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories January 30, 2017

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Last week, we reported that Tesla quietly brought online its massive 80 MWh Powerpack station on Southern California Edison‘s grid a few weeks back. The two companies are now officially inaugurating the project at the Mira Loma substation today and Tesla CTO JB Straubel made a few comments about the company’s growing stationary energy storage business. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories December 27, 2016

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Back in October, Tesla confirmed working on a deal with Panasonic for the production of solar cells and modules at SolarCity’s Buffalo solar ‘Gigafactory’. Early this morning, Tesla announced that they closed the deal with Panasonic and they clarified the products they will make at the factory. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories December 19, 2016

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Electrek has learned that Mateo Jaramillo, Vice-President at Tesla Energy and one of the early members of the company’s stationary storage effort, is leaving Tesla after 7 years. The company’s energy storage division has undergone a restructuring over the last few months ahead of the merger with SolarCity, but a source familiar with the situation told us that Jaramillo’s departure from the company is unrelated to the recent shake-up at Tesla Energy. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories December 7, 2016

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The stage of the US Energy Storage Summit today was the scene of an interesting talk between Tesla’s Vice President of ‘Tesla Energy’, Mateo Jaramillo, and sonnen’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Philipp Schröder, who was an executive at Tesla until late 2015. The two companies have been competing in the energy storage space and sonnen was able to hire several managers away from Tesla over the last year.

Now the two executives have shared their respective visions for this relatively new industry over the next decade. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories October 26, 2016

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Tesla will unveil its next generation Powerwall, sometimes called ‘Powerwall 2.0‘, at an event on Friday. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been hyping the product since August saying that “no other company has anything close to it.”

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Tesla Energy Stories October 13, 2016

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We previously reported that Tesla Powerwall installation had picked up in Australia in recent months and when massive blackouts started to plague South Australia last month, those homeowners were able to keep their lights on. Some of their stories were popular in the country. We shared one about a 73-year-old Tesla Powerwall owner powering through South Australia’s state-wide blackout without even knowing.

In the piece, we suggested that it could lead to more people looking into home battery pack solutions and sure enough, Tesla Energy authorized distributors in Australia are now reporting a ’30 times’ increase in demand for the Tesla Powerwall and other home battery packs. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories October 7, 2016

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Electrek has learned some details of Tesla’s ‘Powerpack 2.0’, the second generation of Tesla Energy’s scalable battery pack for commercial and utility-scale projects, which will be equipped with the new ‘2170’ battery cells. The new cell is potentially Tesla’s most important product to be unveiled this year – and yes, I’m aware Tesla unveiled the Model 3 in March.

Not much is known about Tesla’s new battery cell which was developed in partnership with Panasonic and that will soon go into production at the Gigafactory in Nevada. CEO Elon Musk and CTO JB Straubel both said that the new 2170 format cell will feature a new battery chemistry slightly different from the current 18650 cells used by Tesla in its vehicles and energy storage products. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories October 5, 2016

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Update: the article has been updated to better represent SolarAfrica’s involvement in the project

Tesla Energy already has a few on going projects in Africa, including several Powerwalls installed with a solar array by SolarCity at the gorilla reserve of the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but the company is also about to deliver its first Powerpack project on the continent. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories October 4, 2016

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Last week, South Australia was plunged into darkness after bad weather destroyed several transmission lines and created a state-wide blackout. But one 73-year-old man in Eden Valley did not even realise there was a blackout thanks to his brand new Tesla Powerwall. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories September 26, 2016

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Only a few weeks after announcing one of the biggest energy storage projects ever, Tesla Energy won again a massive energy storage contract. The automaker’s energy division will supply ‘Powerpacks’ to its energy storage deployment partner, Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS), for a major new project: a 7 MW / 34 MWh network of battery systems to support water treatment facilities of Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD). expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories September 21, 2016

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Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G), the capacity to power your home with your electric car’s battery pack, is something Tesla has been experimenting with for a long time. The Roadster, Tesla’s first vehicle, actually had the capacity to act as a home battery pack.

But the technology wasn’t implemented in Tesla’s second generation vehicles, the Model S and X. Though this week, a Tesla Energy executive hinted at an upcoming Vehicle-to-Grid capacity for Tesla and briefly mentioned Tesla’s next generation inverter. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories September 20, 2016

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As we previously reported, Tesla expects Australia to become an important market for energy storage. It has the world’s highest per capita penetration of rooftop solar with 15% of households using solar for a total of 1.5 million households across the country. Those households are already using residential energy storage solutions, like the installation with 6 Tesla Powerwall units we reported on last week.

Now Tesla is also looking to push its commercial and utility-scale solution, the Powerpack, in the country. The company presented the products to Australian farmers. Energy storage for farms “could be a massive area of growth”, says Tesla. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories September 14, 2016

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Tesla Energy completed its latest commercial energy storage installation this and it was at a familiar place for the company: the Brea Mall in California. The automaker has a store at the location. Simon, the retail real estate company who owns the Brea Mall, announced the new system using the Tesla Powerpack today. expand full story

Tesla Energy Stories September 9, 2016

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When it comes to energy storage, every percentage point counts. Bringing the price down even only by one percent can open up the technology to a new market and expand the use of renewable energies. Tesla Energy, the automaker’s energy storage division, did just that by recently reducing the price of its commercial and utility-scale product, the Powerpack, by 5 percent. expand full story

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