“How Electric Vehicles will go Mainstream – The Big Picture”

“The Tesla Model S is cool: fast, stylish, and fun to drive. But Elon Musk’s master stroke was to create an ecosystem that enabled intrigued consumers to consider Tesla a realistic alternative to a conventional car. Tesla’s network of 120-kW fast-charging stations,… Read More

“Are you killing your lithium ion batteries?”

“Lithium-ion batteries are expensive, and large battery packs such as those in everything from electric cars to electric motorcycles and e-bikes usually make up the single largest cost of the entire vehicle. So it makes sense that you’d… Read More

“U.S. energy storage market to nearly triple this year: report”

Storage system costs have fallen by roughly two thirds in the last five years, Manghani said. In addition, more states are mandating utilities procure storage systems. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-batteries-report/u-s-energy-storage-market-to-nearly-triple-this-year-report-idUSKCN1GI135?utm_source=applenews

“VW Just Gave Tesla a $25 Billion Battery Shock”

The world’s largest carmaker will equip 16 factories to produce electric vehicles by the end of 2022, compared with three currently https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-13/vw-secures-25-billion-battery-supplies-in-electric-car-surge?utm_campaign=news&utm_medium=bd&utm_source=applenews

“The U.S. just hit a major milestone for energy storage — which is also great news for solar”

The United States has now added the capacity to store a billion watts of power for one hour and may double that total in 2018 alone, says a heady new forecast that highlights the rapid growth of the… Read More

“New Air-breathing battery can store electricity for a fifth the current cost”

“Wind and solar power are increasingly popular sources for renewable energy. But intermittency issues keep them from connecting widely to the U.S. grid: They require energy-storage systems that, at the cheapest, run about $100 per kilowatt hour and… Read More

“Battery Storage Begins to Find a Home at Some Water Utilities”

“Irvine Ranch Water District is installing Tesla battery systems at 11 of its facilities, saving money on its power bill and helping to balance demand on the regional energy grid. General Manager Paul Cook explains the strategy.” https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/community/2018/02/01/battery-storage-begins-to-find-a-home-at-some-water-utilities

“World’s Largest Solar-Wind-Storage Plant Planned for India”

“A wind, solar and battery storage plant is being planned for the southeastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, which has faced power woes in recent months due to grid failure. The renewable energy facility will consist of 120… Read More

“The Energy Revolution Is Here: Solar Energy and Storage Now Cheaper Than Coal”

“There’s no question wind and solar energy are now competitive with fossil fuels around the world on a per-kilowatt-hour basis, but they still face the challenge that they’re intermittent sources of energy. The sun won’t provide energy to… Read More

“Proterra claims world record, says its electric bus traveled more than 1,100 miles on a single charge”

“Proterra, the electric bus company based in Burlingame, Calif., with an assembly plant in City of Industry, claimed a world record for electric vehicle range on Tuesday. Its Catalyst E2 all-electric bus traveled 1,101.2 miles over a test… Read More