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Tesla’s second master plan: A look ahead

Tesla’s second master plan: A look ahead

25 Jul 2016, 14:42
• By Tom Kenning

It’s no surprise that Elon Musk’s announcement that he was working on Tesla’s second master plan was met with great anticipation. Lux Research’s Chris Robinson looks in depth at the new strategy, which included autonomy, solar power, some vehicles we expected, and some vehicles we didn’t.

Long-duration storage technologies main victor of SGIP reforms

Long-duration storage technologies main victor of SGIP reforms

6 Jul 2016, 17:16

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has reformed the Self-Generation Incentive Programme (SGIP) that finances the installation of distributed generation technologies, to now benefit long-duration technologies that previously missed out on the incentive, through the extended US$83 million a year for behind-the-meter storage.

Editor's blog
How important is Tesla’s Model 3 to the sustainable energy transition?

How important is Tesla’s Model 3 to the sustainable energy transition?

6 Apr 2016, 16:16
• By Andy Colthorpe

After claiming that interest in Powerwall and Powerpack was “overwhelming” and “crazy” seven months before the first commercial installations began, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that close to 400,000 people have reserved a Model 3, due out next year. Andy Colthorpe asks how much Tesla’s overall success in its stated mission to accelerate the transition to clean energy is pinned to a successful roll-out from the Gigafactory for the car.

Guest blog
Global market surpasses 1GWh milestone In a landmark year for grid storage installations

Global market surpasses 1GWh milestone In a landmark year for grid storage installations

29 Oct 2015, 14:40
• By Dean Frankel

Lux Research published 2015’s fourth quarter update to its Grid Storage Tracker earlier this month, tracking every stationary deployment of advanced energy storage globally. Dean Frankel, research associate at Lux talks through some of the headline findings and big trends and explains why it has been a “monumental year” for energy storage.

Interviews
Inside the Gigafactory: Tesla’s big plan

Inside the Gigafactory: Tesla’s big plan

14 Oct 2014, 11:10
• By Andy Colthorpe

Tesla’s much talked about Gigafactory should be up and running in 2017. PV Tech Storage spoke to analyst Dean Frankel of Lux Research about some of the details and talking points of the EV maker’s ambitious plan to hit ‘500,000 battery packs by 2020’.

Manz supplies ZSW research centre with lithium-ion battery production line

Manz supplies ZSW research centre with lithium-ion battery production line

1 Oct 2014, 16:40

German mechanical engineering company Manz has supplied a lithium-ion battery production line to a research centre for the commercial production of the batteries, initially for the e-mobility sector, at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wuerttemberg (ZSW) in Ulm.

Guest blog
Quinone looks to challenge flow battery incumbents but project cost remains an issue

Quinone looks to challenge flow battery incumbents but project cost remains an issue

31 Jul 2014, 09:53
• By Cosmin Laslau

A team at Harvard is pursuing a metal-free battery chemistry based on organic molecules called Quinones. The technology potentially offers an abundant and safe material to use for scaling up flow batteries, but according to the energy storage team at Lux Research in Boston, there are significant limitations based on project cost.