Energy

  • Tesla Powerwall delivers 12 hrs of power during SA blackout

    Brian Gillespie from Eden Valley in South Australia would have been in darkness like the rest of the state had he not invested in Tesla’s Powerwall battery backup. In the last 24 hours a freak weather event caused devastating state-wide power outages for those reliant on the traditional power...
  • Gold Coast man has 6 Powerwalls, creates residential power station

    When Tesla announced the Powerwall, they included a detail that many skipped over, the system scales. This Powerwall scaling meant you could add more Powerwalls (up to 9) to match your usage and while many households could get away with one or maybe 2 at the most, a Gold Coast man...
  • Tesla’s purchase of Solar City could have big green impacts in Australia

    To be a Tesla family now, you’d have a garage full of cars loaded with lithium-ion batteries, but an acquisition of Solar City could see Tesla families add Tesla Energy solar panels to their roof and a Tesla Powerwall to the wall. Overnight Tesla announced plans to buy Solar City, who are America’s #1...
  • Germany hits 87% power generation from renewables

    When it comes to transitioning to renewable energy sources, Germany are kicking ass. Sunday 8th of May, the country managed a massive 87% of their energy production from a combination of solar, wind, hydro and biomass plants. That day, Germany created a total of 63GW of which 55GW came from...
  • Origin Energy buys 100% of solar output from 223,000-panel farm in NSW

    A massive Australian solar farm will now generate power exclusively for Origin Energy, after they today announced a 15-year agreement to purchase 100% of the solar energy from the solar farm in Moree NSW. The massive farm contains a staggering 233,000 solar panels that track to the sun to capitalise on the...
  • Australia’s first Tesla Powerwall owner is Nick Pfitzner

    Nick Pfitzner is Australia’s first Tesla Powerwall owner. The lithium-ion battery pack allows owners to store energy from their solar panels for use during the night (or non-sunlight hours). The battery pack is designed to work indoors and outdoors as we see in this installation and if your power needs...
  • Solahart also partnering with Tesla Energy to offer Powerwall

    Australian solar company Solahart has followed Natural Solar and Origin Energy in Powerwall in Australia. Tesla Energy will supply Solahart customers from early 2016, with installations expected to commence in February 2016. Solahart offer existing solar owners the option to retrofit Tesla Powerwall batteries, or as part of an integrated new solution...
  • Foxconn part of a $135 Billion solar push in India

    Most of us know Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn for it’s work on iPhones, iPad, PlayStation 4, Xbox and the Wii U, but with more than a million employees, the company has a rapidly expanding solar division. As the global movement to sustainable energy sources surges ahead, even developing countries like...