Southern Company Adds Tesla Powerpacks To Clean Up Its Act

Southern Company just launched its McCrary Battery Energy Storage Demonstration project, complete with a 250 kW / 1 MWh Tesla Powerpack system. The relatively small installation finds a home in Pensacola, Florida. The 2 year research effort will perhaps be followed by larger projects in the future.  Although the benefits and costs…

5 months ago by Mark Kane 6

Following Blackouts, Taiwan Looks To Tesla Powerpacks

Taiwan was recently hit by the biggest power outage since 1999, apparently caused by human error, and the government is now exploring the possibility of building out battery energy storage systems. The country’s current strategy is to get rid of nuclear energy by 2025, to better focus on renewable energy sources –…

5 months ago by Mark Kane 12


Australia Prime Location For Tesla Powerwall 2

STARS ALIGN FOR TESLA’S POWERWALL IN AUSTRALIA Australia is undergoing something of an energy crisis – growing demand combined with under-investment in the electric grid has recently led to a series of embarrassing blackouts, and electric rates are soaring. South Australia has just overtaken Denmark as the place with the…

6 months ago by EVANNEX 29

BMW Provides Batteries For 3 MW Energy Storage System

Dutch company Alfen, has delivered a 3 MW energy storage system for Nuon’s Prinses Alexia Windpark in Zeewolde, the Netherlands. What we find interesting with this installation, is that the energy storage system (ESS) consists of multiple BMW car battery packs, that combine to store any surplus of wind energy, so that…

6 months ago by Mark Kane 11


Massive Agricultural Company Teams With Tesla To Reduce Energy Costs

Limoneira, a 124-year-old international agribusiness headquartered in Santa Paula, California, which owns over 11,000 acres of rich agricultural lands, real estate properties, and water rights in California, Arizona and Chile, intends to expand its solar installations with Tesla. Currently, the company has 6 solar installations totaling 4.2M kWh annually. The…

8 months ago by Mark Kane 8