Deepwater Wind’s U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Proposal Stores Powers using Tesla Powerpack Batteries

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According to a story from Bloomberg, energy supplier Deepwater Wind issued a proposal (one of many from other bids) for a new offshore renewable wind power plant near Massachusetts that would use Tesla’s commercial storage batteries, called Powerpacks, to store energy until it’s needed. Their plan includes the construction of a production facility with 144-megawatt capability build off the coast with the Tesla Powerpacks storing wind-generated energy with a 40-megawatt storage capacity at peak production times, and hold it in reserve for peak demand hours. Continue reading “Deepwater Wind’s U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Proposal Stores Powers using Tesla Powerpack Batteries”

Tesla Powerwall Home Installs are Beginning for Pilot Customers

As part of their mass conspiracy to take over the world  (something, something, something…), Tesla has begun shipping 7kWh stationary Powerwalls batteries so that their pilot customers in North America, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Australia can install them in their homes.  Since the batteries are designed for daily power cycling, they’ll likely need to be installed in homes equipped with solar panels. This would allow owners to power their homes at night with power collected by solar panels to the Powerwall during the daylight hours. Continue reading “Tesla Powerwall Home Installs are Beginning for Pilot Customers”

Tesla readying its ‘Gigafactory’ by tripling its land in Nevada

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Tesla’s battery-focused “Gigafactory” hasn’t even completed construction yet, and they’re already expanding its plant’s territory. The company announced that it has nearly TRIPLED its Nevada land purchases and added 1,893 acres to the 1,000 acres it received just last year. Continue reading “Tesla readying its ‘Gigafactory’ by tripling its land in Nevada”