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Tesla’s energy storage division just won a very large contract with a major California utility to stabilize power outages. While the acquisition cost hasn’t been announced, Tesla Energy will supply 20 megawatts of energy storage to Southern California Edison – enough to power about 2,500 homes for a full day. It’s part of SCE’s efforts […]

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With a wave of used lithium-ion batteries coming to market, UL is preparing to issue second-life standards for safety, performance, and durability. Plug-in electrified vehicle batteries are being used for emergency back-up power and as the foundation for startups of new subsidiaries like Tesla Energy. A Forbes writer spoke with Ken Boyce, UL’s principal engineering […]

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BMW introduced its energy storage system integrating its BMW i3 vehicle battery at the Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition 29 (EVS29) in Montreal. The system utilizes BMW i3 high-voltage batteries and can be expanded to incorporate second-life batteries as they become available in the market, the automaker says. Users of the energy storage system can […]

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Soon after bringing the first Powerwall energy storage products to U.S. homes, Tesla Energy will be releasing its second version. The battery storage business has become quite competitive since starting up in recent years. That’s driven Tesla to make its system better and more affordable. Tesla says the second generation Powerwall will be on the […]

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Nissan has entered a new market already served by Tesla Motors’ Powerwall energy storage units. The partnership between U.K.-based arm of the Japanese automaker and Enel SpA, Italy’s largest utility, will let Nissan EV owners sell excess energy back to the grid. That excess energy from the electric vehicles will be stored in energy storage […]

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