Tesla’s Powerpack systems have had some success on university campuses on the west coast and now they are going to the east coast thanks to Massachusetts’ Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) project. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories December 10
Tesla Powerpack Stories November 23
Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a promise that they would deploy a giant 100 MWh battery project in South Australia in 100 days or it’s free.
That promise actually evolved with the project, but it is now completed on time, according to local officials and Tesla. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories November 8
National Grid announced this week that its project for a 48 megawatt-hour battery energy storage system on the island of Nantucket has been greenlit and Tesla has been selected to provide the batteries. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories October 24
While we have been talking about Puerto Rico looking at long-term solutions for its energy problems and reportedly considering Tesla’s microgrid solution, the focus is currently very much on short-term solutions.
Some medical service centers are still in urgent need of stable power as evidenced by doctors performing surgery using only light from their cell phones.
Now Tesla unveils its first solar and energy storage project at a hospital in Puerto Rico. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories October 23
Tesla ramped up its effort to help Puerto Rico get power back after its grid was ravaged by hurricanes last month. They quickly started shipping Powerwalls, their home energy storage solution, and we reported that they started shipping Powerpacks, their bigger commercial and utility-scale battery packs, last week.
But Puerto Rico is also looking to rebuild its electric grid longterm and Tesla had its own suggestion about scaling its microgrid technology using batteries and solar power.
A government official now says that they are indeed considering the solution and thinking about launching a competitive bidding process. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories October 15
Elon Musk said last week that Tesla would accelerate its effort to help bring power back to Puerto Rico after sending a few hundred Powerwall battery packs to the island where the electric grid was destroyed by hurricanes last month.
Now we learn that Tesla is indeed stepping it up with now a new shipment of Powerpacks. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories October 3
Tesla has been expanding its energy division lately and it is starting to result in many new projects being deployed.
Now Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg) gets its first Powerpack project and it was installed at a very interesting location. expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories September 29
Today, Tesla held an event to ‘celebrate’ their new giant Powerpack project in Australia. The company gave a first look at the project and confirmed that they signed the interconnection agreement with the local utility, which was the requirement to start the deadline for Elon Musk’s bet to “deliver the project in 100 days or it’s free.” expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories September 27
Logan City in south-east Queensland installed a solar power system on their new water disinfection plant (pictured above), but they still need a grid connection for when the sun is not shining.
Instead, they installed a single Tesla Powerpack battery system to go off-grid, which they estimate saved them $1.9 million ($1.5 million USD). expand full story
Tesla Powerpack Stories September 13
Part of the reason for Tesla winning the contract to build the most powerful energy storage project in the world, a 100 MW/129 MWh Powerpack system in South Australia, was Tesla’s promise that they could deliver it in 100 days or it would be free.
It looks like Tesla is on schedule since they just sent out invitations to a ‘celebration’ event at the site. expand full story