New City Supercharger, less kW, more powerful

City Supercharger

On September 11, Tesla posted that it has developed a new compact Tesla Supercharger specifically for use in cities.

Tesla has recently announced a new city Supercharger that operates on lower power (72 kW) than its traditional Supercharger equipment (125 kW) but is more compact, making it more suitable for urban installations — and still much more powerful than “normal” EV fast chargers. Read More

Lightyear Builds Sun Powered Car

Lightyear Builds Sun Powered Car

Stella completed and won a six-day, 3,000-kilometer race across the Australian outback in 2017. The Stella was Lightyears first solar powered car.

LightYear introduces the sun powered car that charges itself while driving.

Students of the Technical University Eindhoven – collaborating in the startup Lightyear – believe the real end game is to have a solar electric car that’s charged by nothing more than the rays of the sun.

“Energy independent electric vehicles (EIVs) are propelled entirely by electricity produced on-board from ambient energy,” says a conference spokesman.

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Tesla Solar Roof Tiles

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles

Tesla/SolarCity launches multiple styled solar roof tiles replicating original tile aesthetics

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk wasn’t kidding when he said that the new Tesla solar roof product was better looking than an ordinary roof: the roofing replacement with solar energy gathering powers does indeed look great. Read More

SolarCity: grid of the future

SolarCity: grid of the future

SolarCity connected mini grids

SolarCity – started in 2006 in California – fulfills all consumer renewable energy needs. From power generation to storage and transportation.

As an aggregator, they offer a full service lease construction:

  • Solar panels for the energy
  • Tesla batteries for the energy storage at your house
  • 24/7 monitoring the house energy balance
  • Energy shifting algorithms to exchange the energy in your neighborhood

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5 trends in energy storage systems

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To promote the flexibility of batteries, new parties are needed. A new player is the aggregator, an entrepreneur that will converge power storage in batteries, charging stations, electric cars, Power to Heat and flexible usage and sells this as a package deal. This could be an energy company, but also car leasing companies.

This is the eve of the revolution of the battery. Although, the market in Europe is still small: a single network operator is experimenting, but the number of electric vehicles is growing fast.

But there is more. We noticed a lot of developments, particularly with the lithium-ion battery. These are the 5 trends in energy storage we want to share with you. Read More

Dutch Hybrid alternative for the Tesla PowerWall

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Hybrid Energy claims to offer a battery which is safer, more circular, more modular and cheaper than the PowerWall

How incredible would it be to use your own generated solar or wind power whenever you want. Or sell if you don’t use the energy. With only the touch of a button. 

Due to the special Lead Crystal® batteries, you are now able to store solar, wind or grid energy fast and safely. You can use the storage energy day or night, to run all your electric devices like TV, coffee machine, dish washer, laptop and lighting in your house. You will become less grid dependent, saving significantly on energy costs, and contribute to a greener planet. Read More