Batteries

  • Labor wins Victoria, confirms big solar and battery discounts

    Last night, the Victorian Labor party was returned to Government for the next 4 years. In charge of Australia’s second largest state, Premiere Daniel Andrews says Victoria is the most progressive state in the country.  One of the biggest issues in the election was power prices and the Labor...
  • Lyon Group to install 3.4 million solar panels, 1.1 million batteries in SA

    Lyon Group is a group of companies that invest in Australasia in the energy, water, agricultural sectors. Today they’ve announced they’re going to build a battery and solar farm worth $1 billion. This massive energy project will be built in Morgan, South Australia. Despite the scale of the project, they are expecting the...
  • Tesla PowerWall output rising from 2kW to 5kW for free

    After the initial glow of the PowerWall announcement wore off, people began looking into the detail of the product. One issue that was raised by many was the reasonably limited 2KW of concurrent output available from the 1st generation product. This means if you had planned to be off...
  • Watch a Formula E team do a battery change

    Formula E is in Moscow this week for the latest round of the championship. During the race, the Team Amlin Aguri team was forced to do a battery swap in one of their fully electric cars. Having now released the footage, it’s an interesting process. Basically the steps to...
  • Clear out the garage, Tesla Powerwall may get you off the grid completely

    Today Tesla will announce the missing piece to the all-electric future. While millions of Australian households have solar panels on the roof, they currently have no way of storing that electricity, and instead sell it back to the grid for a diminishing price. Tesla’s founder Elon Musk is also...
  • Formula E to receive upgrades for season two

    Formula E has just passed the mid-way point of the first season and the new all-electric category is a hit with motorsport fans and TV broadcasters. In a sport that relies so much on the future promise of technology, its not surprising there’s already questions about where innovation and...
  • Tesla ModelX on display at Panasonic’s CES booth

    Not sure you can include Tesla as one of the 10 auto manufacturers at CES, but their car is here. The unreleased Model X is a SUV with crazy gull wing doors that isn’t expected on the road until 2016. The all-wheel drive Model X will come with dual...