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Anker’s new battery can charge your phone, Tesla Model S, or phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range

Anker’s new battery can charge your phone, Tesla Model S, or phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range If you own a modern smartphone, chances are you’ve run short of battery power at least occasionally and had to scrabble for an outlet at an inconvenient time.The practical use cases for the Anker, zombie apocalypse jokes notwithstanding, are situations where you need significant portable power for limited periods of time.

BMW i3 batteries get recycled for home power backup

The BMW i3 battery system comprises two or more modules attached to the garage wall: a controller (the all-blue box in the photo) and a BMW i3 battery pack.While BMW touts the value in finding a second life for i3 battery packs, it could also be a new i3 pack as well.

Why a Tesla-SolarCity hookup doesn’t excite all investors

That also means a chance to upsell Tesla buyers to SolarCity rooftop solar systems for recharging Tesla cars, as well as storing or time-shifting solar energy in Tesla Powerwall battery packs.As for Tesla, 10 times the size of SolarCity, it lost 10% of its stock value after the announcement.

Elon Musk has something else he wants everyone to buy: solar roofs

Elon Musk has something else he wants everyone to buy: solar roofs Elon Musk’s efforts to reinvent solar power haven’t drawn as much acclaim as the tech mogul’s work on electric vehicles or Mars exploration.Instead of placing individual panels on a pre-installed conventional roof, customers will be able to choose from different kinds of solar tiles designed to look like conventional roofing tiles.

Tesla and SolarCity receive approval for $2.6B merger

Tesla and SolarCity receive approval for $2.6B merger What “cost synergies” means is that with solar panel production integrated under the Tesla umbrella, they and all Tesla’s other energy products could be sold under one storefront, under one unified brand.No stranger to showmanship, Musk teased the solar tiles at a faux cookout on the backlot set of Desperate Housewives.

Hawaiian island gets a huge renewable energy boost thanks to Tesla

Hawaiian island gets a huge renewable energy boost thanks to Tesla A Hawaiian island is one step closer to getting 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources.Perhaps most importantly, it includes over 270 of Tesla's Powerpack batteries, which will store some of the solar power created during the day and supply those electrons to the grid in the evening.

A very confident Tesla launches the new Powerwall 2 in Australia

A very confident Tesla launches the new Powerwall 2 in Australia The new Powerwall 2 has about double the capacity of Tesla's original Powerwall, and will roll out from April.Vice President for energy products at Tesla Lyndon Rive, who incidentally is Musk's cousin, was in Melbourne Thursday for the launch.

Elon Musk makes a bet to fix a state's energy woes in 100 days, or it's free

Elon Musk makes a bet to fix a state's energy woes in 100 days, or it's free Yesterday, Tesla's Vice President for energy products Lyndon Rive (who is Musk's cousin) said the company could build enough battery storage capacity with its Powerwall 2, to solve lingering energy supply concerns in the state of South Australia, within 100 days.It was an idea enthusiastically taken aboard by Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes, who offered to help find the cash on Twitter Thursday.

Elon Musk said he could fix state's energy crisis in 100 days. Here's his chance to prove it.

Elon Musk said he could fix state's energy crisis in 100 days. Here's his chance to prove it. On Tuesday, the South Australian government announced it would fund a grid-connected battery project to provide the state with 100 megawatts of storage as part a wide-ranging energy plan.The government will also create a $150 million fund to support renewable energy projects.

Mercedes Joins Tesla in Selling Whole-House Battery Power

Mercedes Joins Tesla in Selling Whole-House Battery Power The home energy storage system will hold up to 20 kilowatt-hours of electricity, enough to keep the average home in power at least until the sun comes up next day.It will be the first time for Vivint offering an energy storage system.