Tesla Powerpack Stories December 2, 2021
Electrify America announced that it has now deployed over 30 MW of battery capacity using Tesla Powerpacks at over 140 charging stations.
Tesla Powerpack Stories November 10, 2021
Tesla has deployed new Powerpacks near Sydney, Australia, to serve as a new “community battery” for the neighborhood.
Tesla Powerpack Stories May 31, 2021
Tesla Powerpacks are currently being deployed at a critical hospital in Haiti where it is having issues maintaining sustainable power.
Tesla Powerpack Stories September 22, 2020
Tesla has greatly reduced the price of its Powerpack battery system today ahead of its Battery Day event.
Tesla Powerpack Stories September 17, 2020
Tesla has deployed Powerpack battery systems at around 60 Electrify America charging stations, and more are coming by the end of the year.
Tesla Powerpack Stories May 12, 2020
Many new EV owners (and solar customers) need to upgrade their electrical panel. That panel, which is so critical to your home’s energy, uses antiquated technology. It’s mostly a big dumb circuit breaker. Well, that was until Arch Rao came along to turn that panel into an intelligent, app-controlled energy gateway.
Tesla Powerpack Stories April 17, 2020
Tesla and Neoen, the owner of the Tesla Powerpack farm in Australia that has been described as the “world’s biggest battery”, have completed a massive expansion of the big battery system. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories October 9, 2019
Tesla has deployed a large new Powerpack system in Nantucket, which relies on two underwater cables, to secure the island’s power. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories June 26, 2019
Tesla Powerpacks are now used to reduce the cost of charging a large fleet of electric buses operated by Stagecoach in the UK. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories December 6, 2018
Neoen, the owner of the giant Tesla battery system in South Australia, released a new report for the first full year of operation and revealed that the energy storage system saved about $40 million over the last 12 months. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories November 16, 2018
Riding on the success of its first giant battery project in South Australia, Tesla is getting a lot of demand for more energy storage projects in the country. The company has now deployed another big 50 MWh Powerpack project in Australia. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories November 14, 2018
Fossil fuel companies are seeing the writing on the wall and investing their profits from burning oil into renewable energy. British oil giant BP’s wind energy is a good example of that and it is now combining a wind farm with its first Tesla Powerpack project. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories November 5, 2018
The Tesla Powerwall can be a useful energy storage solution for homeowners with rooftop solar arrays. They can store excess power generated by their solar system, or use it when they need it or send it into the grid when it makes the most sense.
Right now, it’s Tesla’s main energy storage solution at the residential level, but two energy companies have decided to use Tesla’s bigger solution generally reserved for commercial and utility applications, the Powerpack, to create a new ‘shared Powerbank’ as a community alternative to individual Powerwalls. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories November 1, 2018
Tesla delivered a new Powerpack system to Nova Innovation’s tidal power station in Scotland – creating “the world’s first grid-connected ‘baseload’ tidal power station.” expand full story
Tesla Powerpack 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 Powerpack Stories September 24, 2018
We have already seen several pieces of evidence that Tesla’s massive Powerpack battery project in Australia is quite financially successful, but now we get all the numbers as Neoen, Tesla’s partner in the project, files for IPO.
The giant battery cost ~$66 million and it reportedly already made up to $17 million during the first ~6 months of operation. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories September 15, 2018
Tesla’s energy division has deployed a new Powerpack project in Florida, apparently the first of its size in the state, to protect the University of South Florida against blackouts. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories August 31, 2018
Internet retail giant Amazon is looking to add energy storage to one of its facilities in the UK and it is proposing to work with Tesla to deploy Powerpacks at the location. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories August 15, 2018
Tesla’s energy division is on a roll when it comes to large battery projects, especially in Australia since the success of its giant battery system in in the country.
Now we learn that Tesla won another contract for a massive battery system project to deploy Powerpacks at another wind farm in Australia. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories July 25, 2018
One of Tesla’s earliest microgrid projects with Powerpacks was deployed in American Samoa and now the company deployed two bigger systems in order to help the country of Samoa transition their energy production from the more expensive and polluting fossil fuels, like diesel, to renewable energy. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories June 29, 2018
For the past few months, Tesla and CEO Elon Musk have been teasing a giant battery project that would dwarf even the company’s 129 MWh Powerpack project in Australia.
Today, we learn that Tesla is working with PG&E on a massive battery system with a capacity of “up to 1.1 GWh” in California. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories June 12, 2018
The success of Tesla’s giant battery project in South Australia has attracted a lot of attention, especially from grid and energy asset operators.
It led to Tesla winning contracts for other energy projects across the country and it now started to deliver Powerpacks for one of those new projects. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories June 5, 2018
Tesla has been slowly deploying its solar products and energy storage systems on its own charging network in order to have their fleet drive on solar power, but the same products can also benefit all other electric vehicles.
With that mindset, a company in the Netherlands just added Tesla Powerpacks to a universal charging station with solar arrays in order to allow local EV owners to drive on sunlight day or night. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories June 1, 2018
One of the coolest features of Tesla’s vehicles is that they can get over-the-air software updates that enable Tesla to remotely roll out bug fixes and new features.
The automaker is apparently applying the same strategy to its energy product as it starts rolling out a new software update for its Powerpacks. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories May 29, 2018
A large Tesla Powerpack project has been quietly deployed at a new large solar project in Arizona in partnership with NextEra Energy Resources and Salt River Project (SRP). expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories May 14, 2018
Tesla has unveiled yet another new large Powerpack energy storage project and this time, it’s going to be used as a virtual power plant for grid balancing in Europe. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories May 11, 2018
Tesla’s giant Powerpack battery in Australia has been in operation for about 6 months now and we are just starting to discover the magnitude of its impact on the local energy market.
A new report now shows that it reduced the cost of the grid service that it performs by 90% and it has already taken a majority share of the market. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories May 5, 2018
Tesla has recently deployed several very large energy storage projects, but a new one could apparently dwarf them all.
There was an important detail that came out of Tesla’s Q1 conference call but was mostly overlooked: Elon Musk teased a potential giant 1 GWh energy storage project, which would make it the biggest in the world by a wide margin, to be announced soon. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories April 30, 2018
With the help of an Irish energy company, Tesla is deploying a large Powerpack system at a glass container factory in Scotland in order to avoid any downtime due to power outages and take advantage of lower electricity rates when demand is not high on the grid. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories April 10, 2018
Tesla’s energy division has been on a roll lately and it has now secured another Powerpack project – this time at a wind farm operated by BP’s wind energy division in South Dakota. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories April 9, 2018
Since the success of its giant Powerpack system in Australia, Tesla has been rolling out several other massive energy storage projects in the country despite some high-profile critics at the federal level and now within the new South Australian government who think the initiative is overvalued.
Nonetheless, the Australian Energy Market Operator praised the performance of the system in a new report this month. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories March 22, 2018
Tesla has been guiding “major growth” for its energy storage division in 2018 and the projects enabling that growth keep being announced.
The latest one is another large Powerpack project in Australia. expand full story
Earlier this year, Tesla’s giant Powerpack battery system in South Australia has proven to be able to react to crashed coal plants in milliseconds and send power to the grid.
The battery system is stabilizing the local grid, a service reportedly worth millions, but now Tesla says that it is not being paid correctly because its battery is too quick for the billing system. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories March 21, 2018
A large Tesla Powerpack project was deployed in a town in the Philippines to create a microgrid linked to a solar installation – pictured above – and eliminate their brownout problem. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories March 15, 2018
We have heard of several small Tesla Powerpack projects in the UK over the last year, but a company has now deployed a much larger project that became the biggest behind-the-meter battery in the country when it came online last month. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories March 14, 2018
After breaking a few energy storage records with its battery system projects in Australia, Tesla looks to come back to the US to build a new world’s largest Powerpack battery system in Colorado. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories March 6, 2018
Through its acquisition of SolarCity, Tesla took over a longstanding lawsuit against Salt River Project (SRP), an electric utility in Arizona, over the company’s practice of imposing “unfair” fees on potential solar power purchasers, which has virtually killed the local solar market.
After a 3-year legal battle, the two companies have reportedly come to a settlement, which could lead to a large Tesla Powerpack project and discounted Powerwalls in Arizona. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories February 28, 2018
Tesla’s energy storage products, Powerwalls and Powerpacks, are starting to be used in such a variety of different applications that you might start seeing some impact without even knowing about it.
For example, you might if you are a water ratepayer in Southern California. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories February 18, 2018
Tesla’s energy division seems to be growing at an impressive pace with several new projects recently deployed.
We now learn of a new project in Nova Scotia where Tesla is installing both Powerpacks and Powerwalls to create an ‘intelligent grid’. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories February 15, 2018
While Tesla’s Powerpack battery system is finding a lot of success in Australia, electric utility companies are also starting to see the benefit of energy storage in the US.
Con Edison, New York’s largest electric utility company, partnered with Tesla to propose a series of Powerpack installations that could provide grid services to the company. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories February 6, 2018
We already reported on how Tesla’s giant battery in Australia made around $1 million in just a few days by taking advantage of the country’s volatile energy market.
But now a new report shows how it is also eating away at the ‘gas cartel’s’ profits. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories February 5, 2018
Tesla’s energy has secured another battery project this week; the company’s Powerpacks will power an energy storage installation at a ski resort in Tahoe, California. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories January 24, 2018
Tesla has delivered yet another Powerpack project and this time, it’s a lot closer to home and yet it could help send things far away from earth.
SpaceX’s new rocket launch site in Texas is getting a new energy storage system from Tesla. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories January 23, 2018
Tesla’s 100MW/ 129MWh Powerpack project in South Australia, the largest in the world for now, has been demonstrating its capacity over the last few weeks since going into operation last month.
But now the system is showing its potential to be highly profitable by making an estimated $1 million AUD (~$800,000 USD) in just a few days. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories January 22, 2018
Tesla’s energy storage products are doing well in Oceania. After several major projects underway in Australia, Tesla now wins another contract for a Powerpack project in New Zealand. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories January 10, 2018
Last week, we reported that Tesla was chosen to build another big battery in Australia after the first one proved impressive. It’s a massive project, but it is still smaller than the original project in South Australia.
But now we learn that Tesla is in the running for a third giant Powerpack project and that it could be even bigger than the original one. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories January 4, 2018
Tesla’s Powerpack project at a wind farm in South Australia garnered a lot of attention in media – mainly because of Elon Musk’s bet for Tesla to bring it online in “100 days or it will be free” and the fact that it became the most powerful battery system in the world.
But now that it is deployed, those things don’t matter much and the battery system is instead impressing with its capacity, like when it reacted within milliseconds when an Australian coal power plant removed itself from the power grid last month.
The successful use of the Powerpack system apparently inspired the neighboring state of Victoria to also choose Tesla for the deployment of another massive battery system. expand full story