Tesla Unveils 18.2MW Big Battery in Belgium

Tesla has unveiled its latest large-scale battery project, this time in Europe, where an 18.2MW collection of 140 Powerpacks and inverters has been connected to the grid in Terhills, Belgium The project – which Tesla says took six months to complete from inception to operation, with the battery installation itself …

Tesla Vies to Build World’s Largest Battery Again

Tesla has already built the world’s largest battery in South Australia, a lightning-fast system that switched on in December and recently saved the energy market millions during an outage. Now, the Elon Musk-headed venture is vying to build another massive Powerpack system in Colorado for Xcel Energy Inc., an electric …

Rooftop Solar Lowers Peak Electricity Demand In Australian Heatwave

Households and businesses played a key role in reducing peak demand and capping wholesale electricity costs in South Australia last month, with data showing that rooftop solar played a major role in reducing and deferring demand peaks in the midst of the heatwave. Solar Citizens states that rooftop solar was …

Tesla and Australia will Turn 50,000 Homes into a Virtual Solar Power Plant

The state of South Australia has announced that it will create a network of thousands of solar-powered homes, using Tesla solar panels and Powerwall batteries, Reuters reports. Initial phases of the plan are already underway and will eventually expand to as many as 50,000 homes, creating the “world’s largest virtual …

Tesla’s Massive Australian Battery Responds to Coal Power Outages in Milliseconds

Tesla’s massive lithium-ion battery storage facility, which was designed to feed South Australia’s unstable power grid, is already proving itself by responding to power outages within milliseconds. The system—the largest of its kind on planet Earth—was tested twice just this month. According to CleanTechnica, on Dec. 14, the Loy Yang …

Hyundai Plans World’s Largest Grid Storage Battery In Korea

Elon Musk set the world on its ear in 2017 when he promised Tesla could build and install a 129 megawatt-hour grid storage battery in South Australia in 100 days or less. The kicker? If Tesla failed to meet the deadline, the battery would be free. In fact, Tesla beat …