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Tesla admits to cell supply constraints as energy storage ramps up

Tesla admits to cell supply constraints as energy storage ramps up

25 Oct 2018, 13:59

As well as Elon Musk remarking that the company may have had its “best ever quarter” for solar since the SolarCity takeover, Tesla’s energy storage deployments have enjoyed a ramp up, while a fellow exec hinted the stationary battery business is constrained by cell supply.

GTM: US could smash 1GWh deployment in 2018

GTM: US could smash 1GWh deployment in 2018

9 Mar 2018, 15:06

While research published this week demonstrates that the US as a whole is embracing energy storage technology, with regulator FERC's recent wholesale market ruling likely to have a "significant impact", the picture varies greatly when looking from state-to-state, an analyst has said.

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The outlook for Energy Storage in New York is bright - here’s why

26 Feb 2018, 15:45 • By William Acker
The outlook for Energy Storage in New York is bright - here’s why

Kicking off with an unprecedented wave of policy commitments, 2018 promises to be an exciting year for energy storage in New York State. William Acker at NY-BEST explains what's going on - and what should happen next.

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Distributed energy technologies challenge conventional thinking around grid planning, Part 2.

8 Feb 2018, 14:37 • By Alex Eller
Distributed energy technologies challenge conventional thinking around grid planning, Part 2.

In part 2 of a technical paper first published in PV Tech Power Vol.13, Alex Eller of Navigant Research continues his look at how one of the most significant expenses for electric utilities, maintaining and upgrading transmission and distribution (T&D) networks, could be undercut using non-wires alternatives - including energy storage.

Tesla’s PV installs continue rapid decline to 87MW in Q4 2017

Tesla’s PV installs continue rapid decline to 87MW in Q4 2017

8 Feb 2018, 14:15

Tesla reported another major decline in its residential solar installations for the fourth quarter of 2017, while a supply shortage for its residential energy storage system ‘Powerwall 2’ has created a customer backlog of solar and storage installs of more than one year.

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Distributed energy technologies challenge conventional thinking around grid planning

6 Feb 2018, 14:28 • By Alex Eller
Distributed energy technologies challenge conventional thinking around grid planning

Innovations in new distributed energy technologies are challenging conventional thinking around the most effective ways to serve electricity customers and utilise grid infrastructure. Alex Eller of Navigant Research looks at how one of the most significant expenses for electric utilities, maintaining and upgrading transmission and distribution (T&D) networks could be undercut using non-wires alternatives - including energy storage.

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Interviews

Jigar Shah: On green money and the freedom to invest, Part 2.

31 Jan 2018, 14:45 • By Andy Colthorpe
Jigar Shah: On green money and the freedom to invest, Part 2.

We continue with the second part of our feature interview with clean energy entrepreneur and financier Jigar Shah of Generate Capital. We've just left off discussing the risk profile of various investors and how the industry is gradually drawing attention from more traditional sources of capital, from the early adopter-venture capital mentality we have seen to date.

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Jigar Shah: On green money and the freedom to invest

29 Jan 2018, 15:30 • By Andy Colthorpe
Jigar Shah: On green money and the freedom to invest

SunEdison founder and solar financing pioneer Jigar Shah talked to Andy Colthorpe about having the 'freedom to invest' for the biggest impact and why, with traditional lenders still reluctant to finance energy storage, there will always be space for frontrunners who are able to properly understand the value propositions of new and innovative sustainable technologies.