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Tesla’s Megapack battery is big enough to help grids handle peak demand

August 16th, 2019 at 12:28 am » Comments Off

A new industrial storage product coming as the company’s lost its lead in home solar Tesla announced a new massive battery today called Megapack that could replace so-called “peaker” power plants, which provide energy when a local electrical grid gets overloaded. Tesla says that Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will deploy several Megapacks at Moss […]



Tesla launches its Megapack, a new massive 3 MWh energy storage product

August 13th, 2019 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

Tesla is launching today its ‘Megapack’, a massive new energy storage product that combines up to 3 MWh of storage capacity and a 1.5 MW inverter. Electrek exclusively reported last year that Tesla has been working on a new energy storage system called ‘Megapack’. We found out that Tesla was going to use the Megapack […]



This solar-powered device produces energy and cleans water at the same time

August 4th, 2019 at 12:51 pm » Comments Off

UNDER THE SUN Solar panels with water purification devices mounted on their backs (illustrated) could produce freshwater and electricity simultaneously.  Still a prototype, the machine could one day help curb electricity and freshwater shortages By mounting a water distillation system on the back of a solar cell, engineers have constructed a device that doubles as […]



Solar power system that works at night a renewable energy game-changer

August 3rd, 2019 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

An innovative thermal battery being developed by Curtin University researchers will be key to a solar power system capable of producing electricity overnight, rivaling fossil fuels as a viable source of power for commercial and heavy industries around the world, including mining operations. Curtin is collaborating with international renewable energy companies United Sun Systems and […]



Energy abundance : The future of nuclear

July 27th, 2019 at 1:44 am » Comments Off

Yes, I want nuclear energy *in my back yard*! Extraordinary new innovations are giving us failsafe nuclear fission and the potential to achieve our age-old dream of fusion. This year, Bill Gates commented: “Nuclear is ideal for dealing with climate change, because it is the only carbon-free, scalable energy source that’s available 24 hours a […]



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