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Record In Store?

PG&E proposal would ink over triple the amount of Tesla’s Australian array Pacific Gas & Electric, California’s main utility and one of the largest suppliers of power in the country, is eyeing a record in the energy storage world with a bold proposal. The company wants to convert three natural gas plants into battery storage […]

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Technicalities

Techies, unite! Briefs from the world of clouds, servers, and the IoT.  Microsoft investing big in IoT. Microsoft announced April 4 that it will invest an additional $5 billion towards the Internet of Things. The money is expected to be spread evenly over the next four years into the IoT sector. As part of company restructuring, the […]

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SpaceX Launches

Most powerful rocket from a private company sent into space Tuesday SpaceX launched the most powerful rocket in operation on Tuesday. This is more than just sensationalism for a company that has a history of attracting big headlines. Also, for the many readers of Electrical Apparatus working for companies or shops with applications in the aerospace […]

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Batter Up

World’s largest battery goes online in Australia In what some consider a landmark achievement for renewable energy, the world’s largest battery went online Monday in Australia. Hornsdale Power Reserve, in the state of South Australia, features the world’s largest lithium-ion battery, used to provide power to huge wind turbines. The project—a joint venture between French […]

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Call It “Good P.R.”

Tesla, Sonnen initiate Puerto Rico grid rebuild  50 days after the onslaught of Hurricane Maria knocked out its already fragile power grid, Puerto Rico’s problems are far from over. At least half the island’s residents remain without power, and U.S. assistance provided by FEMA tripped on its first attempt when it was forced to cancel a […]

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Elon to the Rescue?

Tesla CEO says he wants to rebuild Puerto Rico’s electrical grid from scratch Elon Musk continues to evoke pondering over whether he is human or an aspiring superhero. In his latest installment, Musk publicly stated interest in rebuilding Puerto Rico’s demolished electrical grid from the ground up—using solar energy—in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The […]

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Our Powers Combined

Deepwater and Tesla link up for renewable superteam project Battery storage and wind power are combining forces in a large-scale project for the first time in the United States. Deepwater Wind, a major offshore wind power supplier, announced Monday it will team up with Tesla’s energy storage arm on a 40 MW/h project off the […]

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Lithium-Ion Guru

Canadian battery researcher wins $1M award, Tesla backing  A leading researcher of lithium-ion batteries has won the prestigious Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering. 2017 winner Jeff Dahn is considered Canada’s leader in lithium-ion battery research and one of the world’s leading innovators in battery technology. He’s worked with things for over 40 years that […]

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Elon’s Empire

Tesla/SolarCity deal goes through at $2.6 bil Update to an item from three weeks ago: Elon Musk has successfully consolidated his two major investments. Although the merger of Tesla and SolarCity is practical from a certain standpoint, many feel a great risk is being taken by the energy efficiency pioneer. Announcement of the deal on August 1st […]

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Support For SolarCity

Musk’s “Part Deux” unveiled to reassure investors The ever-visible Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, wants to ensure potential shareholders that his unfinalized purchase of SolarCity is a worthwhile investment, not the bad deal some have labeled it in the past few weeks. So he yesterday enfolded it into an announcement about his overall business/energy integration plan, […]

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