Tesla's Big Bet: Batteries For Energy Storage A 'Major New Product'

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Tomorrow night, if its strong hints are accurate, Tesla Motors will announce that it plans to offer lithium-ion battery packs for home and business energy storage. Such storage comes at a cost on top of that of the photovoltaic solar panels that generate the energy. Batteries Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars energy storage gigafactory

Mercedes Follows Tesla, Will Offer Home Energy Storage Batteries Too

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As the newest carmaker on the block, it's perhaps not surprising that Tesla Motors likes to do things differently. That includes reaching beyond the automotive sector with its recently-announced plans to sell standalone battery packs for home and commercial energy storage. Batteries Mercedes-Benz Tesla Motors plug-in cars energy

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Tesla Didn't Invent Home Energy Storage, Has Many Competitors

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Like almost everything else related to the company, its venture into energy storage is generating plenty of publicity for electric-car maker Tesla Motors. But it's worth noting that Tesla. Batteries Tesla Motors plug-in cars renewable energy Tesla PowerwallThe new product line includes Powerwall home battery packs for the home, as well as a separate line of battery packs designed for businesses and utilities.

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Nissan home energy-storage battery: another front against Tesla?

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The Nissan Leaf electric car doesn't compete directly with any of the luxury models from Tesla Motors, but Nissan is now targeting Tesla in a different arena. The Japanese carmaker will offer standalone battery packs for home energy storage. Batteries plug-in cars energy storageAvailable for pre-order in September, the xStorage line of battery packs was developed in concert with.

BMW electric-car batteries to be used as home energy-storage devices

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Tesla Motors was the first carmaker to branch out from selling electric cars to offering standalone battery packs for energy storage, but others have followed the company's lead. Mercedes-Benz and Nissan have stated their intentions to enter the energy-storage market, and now BMW is jumping on the bandwagon as well. Batteries plug-in cars renewable energy energy storage BMW i

Tesla And Panasonic: Partners In Electric Cars, Foes In Home Energy Storage

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Tesla and Panasonic work closely together on battery-cell production for the carmaker's high-end electric cars. Panasonic currently produces all cells for the Tesla Model S, and also owns a small stake in the carmaker. It's also helping to fund Tesla's massive Nevada "Gigafactory," and will oversee cell-fabrication operations once the factory is. Batteries Tesla Motors plug-in cars Panasonic gigafactory

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Tesla To Offer Batteries To Consumers For Home Energy Storage

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It was just a couple of sentences during Wednesday''s 2014 earnings call by Tesla Motors executives. But in it, CEO Elon Musk apparently revealed a new line of business for the company: selling or leasing lithium-ion battery packs for home energy storage. DON''T MISS: In 10 Years, Electric Cars Make Home Solar Practical Without Subsidies: UBS The

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SolarCity introduces energy storage for businesses; Tesla battery technology

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SolarCity has unveiled a smart energy storage system to address rising utility demand charges and increasing grid outages affecting businesses. Developed with battery technology from Tesla Motors, SolarCity DemandLogic storage includes learning software that automates the discharge of stored energy to optimize utility charge savings for customers. Elon Musk is the Chairman of Solar City, and Chairman and CEO of Tesla Motors.

Tesla 'Master Plan' update defends Autopilot; electric SUV, pickup, autonomous bus coming

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In August 2006, Elon Musk issued a "Top Secret Master Plan" for Tesla Motors, outlining the goals of what was then a small and largely unknown company. He said Tesla would sell a low-volume electric car, use the proceeds to create a higher-volume model, and then use money from that car's sales to develop an electric car that was truly affordable. Elon Musk Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars solar energy storage self-driving cars

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Tesla Finally Gets Tesla.com Domain; Could Name Change Follow?

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Tesla Motors seems poised to make a small but significant change to its online presence. But now Tesla has finally gotten its hands on the domain name "Tesla.com"--after roughly 10 years of trying. DON'T MISS: Tesla Resolves Chinese Trademark Fight 'Completely. Internet Tesla Motors plug-in cars energy storageAnyone familiar with the company knows that its domain name is TeslaMotors.com.

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Daimler enters stationary energy storage market with ACCUmotive battery systems; 500 kWh unit already on line for grid stabilization

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Daimler is entering the commercial and residential stationary energy storage system (ESS) market with its wholly-owned subsidiary Deutsche ACCUmotive. The announcement comes four weeks after Tesla Motors announced its own entry into the ESS market with the home PowerWall Li-ion battery system ( earlier post ), although Daimler has been considering the move for several years. The battery modules with an energy capacity of 2.5

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Flow Batteries Could Back An Affordable Tesla Powerwall Rival

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As renewable-energy use becomes more widespread, energy storage could become a major business. Using stationary battery packs to store energy increases the effectiveness of wind and solar. Tesla Motors hopes to exploit this potential market with packs that use the same lithium-ion cells as its electric cars. Batteries research plug-in cars energy storage

IBM Almaden Lab Exploring Lithium-Air Batteries for Next-Generation Energy Storage

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Leveraging expertise in materials science, nanotechnology, green chemistry and supercomputing, scientists at IBM Research’s Almaden lab in San Jose, California, are undertaking a multi-year research initiative around a grid-scale, efficient, affordable electrical energy storage network. The team plans to explore rechargeable Lithium-Air systems, which could offer 10 times the energy capacity of lithium-ion systems. The theoretical specific energy of the Li-air cell is 13.0

Will Future Tesla Electric Cars Use Metal-Air Batteries?

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Most advocates and industry analysts expect lithium-ion batteries to dominate electric-car energy storage for the rest of this decade. But is Silicon Valley startup carmaker Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] planning to add a new type of battery to increase the range of its electric cars? The high-end 2013 Tesla Model S with an 85-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion

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Is Tesla's Solar City Sibling The 'Energy Company Of The 21st Century'?

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Some solar-energy companies have had a hard time in recent years, but SolarCity may look a little more promising. That isn''t just because Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is the company''s chairman, either--though it can''t hurt. Instead, says The Atlantic (on Mashable), it''s because the company is starting to use Tesla battery packs for energy storage

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IHS: 9% of solar PV systems in North America will have attached storage in 2018

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IHS forecasts that 9% of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in North America will include attached storage in 2018. Led by commercial systems, IHS expects 700 megawatts (MW) of PV systems with energy storage will be installed by 2018, compared to just 30 MW in 2014. According to the IHS “Energy Storage in PV Report - 2014,” commercial buildings are subject to peak demand charges, which are based on the maximum power drawn from the grid during the billing period.

Lux: Panasonic has 39% share of plug-in vehicle batteries, thanks to its deal with Tesla

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Panasonic has emerged as the leader thanks to its partnership with Tesla, capturing 39% of the plug-in vehicle battery market, overtaking NEC (27% market share) and LG Chem (9%) in 2013. Even at relatively low volumes—less than 1% of all cars sold—plug-in vehicles are driving remarkable energy storage revenues for a few developers, like Panasonic and NEC, that struck the right automotive partnerships.

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Dahn Lab at Dalhousie signs exclusive 5-year research partnership with Tesla, beginning in 2016

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Tesla Motor’s Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel signed a 5-year research agreement with Dalhousie University’s Jeff Dahn, Li-ion battery researcher with the Faculty of Science, and his group of students, postdoctoral researchers and technical staff. The new collaboration, a first between the leading American electric vehicle company and a Canadian university, will bring together the teams of Dahn and Tesla’s Director of Battery Technology, Kurt Kelty.

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More Tesla stationary ESS partnerships: Cargill and PG&E, LichtBlick

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Following last night’s unveiling of Tesla Motors’ new lineup of stationary energy storage systems ( earlier post ), more early partners and pilots are emerging. Cargill is collaborating with Tesla and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to install a 1 MWh Tesla energy storage product at the company’s Fresno, California beef processing facility.

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Lux: Tesla likely to miss 2020 vehicle target by >50%; Gigafactory to bring only modest reduction in costs, >50% overcapacity

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Lux Research forecasts that Tesla Motors’ Gigafactory—the announced new 35 GWh lithium-ion cell production facility that is the target of hot competition between five states ( earlier post )—will bring about only a modest reduction in Li-ion battery costs and create significant overcapacity, given likely Tesla EV sales in 2020 of less than half of the company’s targeted 500,000. The report is part of the Lux Research Energy Storage Intelligence service.

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Panasonic and Tesla sign Gigafactory agreement

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Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors, Inc. During Tesla’s Q4 earnings call in February, Tesla CEO Elon Musk had noted that because Panasonic is Tesla’s primary partner on battery production, the “default assumption” was that Panasonic would continue to partner with Tesla in the Gigafactory. According to the agreement, Tesla will prepare, provide and manage the land, buildings and utilities. —JB Straubel, CTO and Co-founder of Tesla Motors.

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US DRIVE releases 2012 technical accomplishments report: vehicles, fuels and crosscutting research

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US DRIVE (Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle efficiency and Energy sustainability), a non-binding and voluntary government-industry partnership focused on advanced automotive and related infrastructure technology research and development (R&D), has released its 2012 Technical Accomplishments Report. US DRIVE partners selected the technical highlights in the report from hundreds of US Department of Energy (DOE)-funded projects.

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DOE expands partnership with industry to advance next-generation automotive technologies, adds Tesla and EPRI as members: US DRIVE

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched US DRIVE, a cooperative partnership with industry to accelerate the development of clean, advanced, energy-efficient technologies for cars and light trucks and the infrastructure needed to support their widespread use. The announcement of US DRIVE marks the addition of two new members that bring additional focus on electric-drive vehicle technologies to the partnership: the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Tesla Motors.


BMW MINI E Powered by AC Propulsion?

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During the past couple of years the American driving public has witnessed how dependent they are of gasoline, and vulnerable to rapidly increasing energy prices. The battery pack is comprised of 5,088 lithium-ion cells for a cummulative 35kWhrs of energy storage. A perfect example is the licensing of AC Propulsion ’s core electric drive technology to Tesla Motors for use in their beautiful Tesla Roadster.

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Tesla posts $154M GAAP loss, $45M non-GAAP loss in Q1 on record deliveries; confident in 55K total deliveries this year

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In its Q1 2015 financial report, Tesla Motors said it produced 11,160 vehicles in Q1 (10% better than guidance, at an average of 1,000 cars per production week); delivered 10,045 (worldwide), a quarterly record; and posted a $154-million GAAP net loss (non-GAAP net loss of $45 million). Tesla has begun breaking out the revenues and costs of its automotive business from its other activities—i.e., Tesla said Model X is on track for start of deliveries in late Q3.

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ElectronVault launches cloud-based rapid prototyping tool for traction batteries

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an energy storage startup co-founded and led by Rob Ferber, a former Science Director at Tesla Motors who worked on the Tesla Roadster battery system, has launched a new cloud-based service for traction battery design for electric vehicle manufacturers. Our traction battery systems have been proven to double energy storage utilization and increase vehicle range by as much as 43 percent in some applications. ElectronVault Inc.,

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All NYTimes.com Energy & Environment World U.S. I would say that electricity is a vastly superior fuel for the light vehicle fleet,” said Willett Kempton , a professor and alternative energy specialist at the University of Delaware. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission , which regulates interstate transmission of electricity, is on board with the idea. So how do energy companies cope with such upheaval?

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Daimler, Evonik Automotive Li-ion JV to Build Factory This Fall in Kamenz; Application in Mercedes Vehicles from 2012

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Even in a few years, therefore, many vehicles will have these “Made in Germany” energy storage systems on board. High-energy type anodes contain graphite as the active material; the high-power type is based on hard carbon. Current Evonik/Li-Tec high energy cells (for full EVs), have an energy density of 0.2 The high power cells (for hybrids) offer an energy density of 0.08 In May, Daimler took a nearly 10% equity stake in US-based Tesla Motors.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Partnering with Alcoa, Duke Energy, Google.org, Johnson Controls Indiana startup plans to unveil vehicle May 2009 at EVS-24 in Norway; mass production in 2012. General Motors Chevy Volt series PHEV, which it calls "extended range electric vehicle" (EREV), part of "E-Flex" multi-fuel platform. Volvo Ford-owned company exploring PHEVs "ReCharge" flex-fuel series 60-mile concept PHEV w/wheel motors. BYD also developed the motors and software for the system.

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Pike Research makes 10 electric vehicle predictions for 2013

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For 2013, chemical conglomerates, such as Dow Energy Materials and BASF, will continue to invest heavily in anode, cathode, and electrolyte material research and development (R&D). The EV battery industry continues to await commercially viable breakthroughs in energy and power density that could lead to a new level of performance.

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Elon Musk unveils Hyperloop preliminary design study

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Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk released the preliminary design study for what he call “The Hyperloop”—a new high-speed electric transportation system targeted for the the specific case of high-traffic city pairs (e.g., The compressor is powered by a 436 hp (325 kW) onboard electric motor, with an estimated mass of 372 lb (169 kg), which includes power electronics. Linear induction motor.

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Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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Enable smart charging and vehicle grid integration through solutions such as demand response, and other energy storage and load management strategies. Berkshire Hathaway Energy. Consumers Energy. Duke Energy. Eversource Energy. General Motors. National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO). Puget Sound Energy. TECO Energy. Tesla. Westar Energy. Tesla Motors, Inc. Berkshire Hathaway Energy.

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