Renewable Energy Update – January 2016

Germany Debates Renewable Energy Investements

Some researchers claim there are limitations on solar PV’s growth because the variable renewable will depress wholesale prices when they run which will in turn limit their own economic success.

5 Energy Trends Driving Climate Progress In 2015


What a difference a year can make. Even before the last weeks tick away, 2015 stands out as a remarkable and dynamic year for climate and energy in the United States. Read on for five bold trends that are beginning to reshape our economy – and our national discourse on climate change. 1. Investments in… Keep reading →

Casio Introduces World's Smallest Fuel Cell

Tesla’s $3,500 wholesale battery price versus Sonnenbatterie’s all-inclusive system for $10,000  When it comes to opening the market for battery-backed solar homes, hitting the right price point will be critical. But getting the right combination of services will be equally important. Tesla set the bar for low-price home energy storage in May, when it announced… Keep reading →

California Faces Continued Energy Woes

As can be gleaned from recent reports in the popular and trade press, activity is swirling around energy storage systems, highlighted by Tesla’s April 30 announcement of its “Powerwall” residential energy backup system. “The development of economic, reliable energy storage systems is the missing link in the deployment of renewable energy, and in particular solar… Keep reading →


Mercedes-Benz has revealed plans to follow Tesla into the energy-storage business. “A division of parent company Daimler has been testing battery packs that can power houses, and plans to launch commercially in September, according to Australia’s Motoring. Like Tesla, Daimler has tested quietly energy-storage systems for some time. The company created a subsidiary called ACCUmotive in… Keep reading →

From Wrightspeed Powertrains <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy1n6pUXpM8"?YouTube video.

One of the Tesla Motors co-founders – that’s right, it didn’t spring solely from the belly of the Musk beast – is in the news these days with a venture to electrify commercial trucks. Ian Wright is an engineer who left Tesla in 2005. Breaking Energy did a deep dive into the Wrightspeed technology a couple of… Keep reading →

Life In One Of South Africas Oldest Townships

Batteries that can store renewable energy for longer periods have been targeted as an energy revolution that could transform Africa’s power supply. “Tesla boss Elon Musk said the company had Africa in mind when it developed the wall-mounted energy source. Just like the mobile phone allowed the continent to surge ahead in internet connectivity, so… Keep reading →

Renewable Energy Update – May 2015

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

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Tesla grabbed lots of headlines last week with its energy storage product announcement, but New York could be doing more to prove energy storage technology and advance the market. “New York quietly (as least compared with Tesla) gave out the first $500,000 to kick-start five community microgrids in the state. It was the beginning of… Keep reading →

Powerwall unit is pictured at left in this image provided by Tesla.

Tesla Motors is now more than an electric car maker. As expected, the California company late Thursday night presented new stationary batteries for homes, businesses and even utilities, all wrapped up in a significant new business called Tesla Energy. There was nothing revolutionary about the lithium-ion battery technology itself in the “Powerwall” and “Powerpack” products that… Keep reading →

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