It was mocked, described as a waste of money and compared to the Big Banana. But South Australia's giant battery has turned out to be a success, stabilising the state's energy grid and confounding its critics.
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Today I compare two teams of batteries: Expensive vs Cheap, tested over four rounds to see which is the longest lasting and which is the most cost-efficient.
Australia has determined that Tesla 100MW battery system saved $40 million and the system had cost only $66 million. This is a 20-month payback on the investment.
Tesla opened its first Gigafactory on July 29, 2016 with only 14 percent of the factory operating. They had three out of twenty-one sections operating.
We talked to the co-founder of Tesla, JB Straubel, about why giant batteries are crucial to the future of power grids everywhere. Batteries are becoming more useful at powering bigger things like bikes, cars, and soon, entire cities. We explore some
A proposal for Amsterdam's Clean Energy Challenge envisions harvesting clean energy from bikes as they move around the city.
(Natural News) Have you ever considered using an alternate power source for your homestead?
The European EcoSwing project swapped a compact and lightweight electric superconducting generator for a conventional generator in a 3.6 Megawatt wind turbine.
Solid-state battery production line (100 MWh/year) was launched in China
The Media Won't Tell You Why The Price Of Oil Is Really Low. In this video, we give you the latest breaking news on oil, the u.s petro dollar, energy security plus a lot more dealing with economics.
The method has little environmental impact and uses existing infrastructure. So why isn't it more popular?
Thin nanotube films effectively stop dendrites that grow naturally from unprotected lithium metal anodes in batteries.
The day of clean, limitless energy from nuclear fusion has taken another step closer thanks to China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST).
Tesla solar panels become more affordable
Tesla supplied a 50 MWh energy storage system in Australia Australia continues its leadership in the battery energy storage market, introducing another big ESS.
Extreme fast charging is promised.
Ultra-high voltage energy grids are needed for efficient power transmission across large distances.
Terrestrial Energy is leading the way to getting regulatory approvals for its molten salt fission reactor design and has built up an industrial board representing 10 of the largest Nuclear Reactor companies for advice it on its path to market.
A Tesla Tower is now under operation in Texas... doing what?
Could your home one day be powered by patches of mushrooms? Probably not, but scientists have nonetheless created a "bionic mushroom" that does indeed generate electricity – and it may pave the way for more practical bio-electric systems.
China is pulling out all stops in order to increase its oil and gas production, but at the end of the day it will likely not be enough to stop the world's second largest economy from becoming over reliant on geopolitically charged crude oil and nat
The ALPHA collaboration is an international team of researchers who study antihydrogen. They have built a detector that will determine the mass and gravitational effects on antimatter hydrogen.
Icarus Interstellar Spaceship designer Adam Crowl has provided more analysis of the potential of the 80 Gigapascal carbon nanotube bundle material.
Not long before he died, tech visionary Paul Allen traveled to the south of France for a personal tour of a 35-country quest to replicate the workings of the Sun. The goal is to one day produce clean, almost limitless energy by fusing atoms together
Back in the '90s, a movie came out accusing GM of killing the electric car. The movie was wrong. The real killer wasn't GM....It was a tag team of the market - and the government. One of those killers was innocent. The other is still at large.
The Government of Canada has made a new C$49.3-million investment in General Fusion, a clean technology company seeking to transform the world's energy supply with safe, sustainable and economical fusion energy.
Fisker and electric car company has gotten an investment from Caterpillar Venture Capital. Fisker is developing solid-state batteries.
In the lab, China has small quantities of carbon nanotube bundles 20 times stronger than Kevlar.