Independent energy supplier Tonik Energy has laid claim to an industry first by kickstarting the installation of 250 Tesla Powerwalls in UK homes.
Tesla is launching hardware which adds backup power capabilities to its Powerwall domestic battery storage system for the first time in Europe.
Arsenal’s Emirates stadium is now home to a behind the meter battery that will today begin trading solar power on the wholesale market following its unveiling yesterday.
Food wholesaler Philip Dennis Foodservice has installed energy storage units totalling over 4MW at its Barnstaple offices in an effort to generate revenue from grid services, rather than making savings from behind-the-meter activity.
Tesla’s former EMEA vice-present has taken on an advisory role for Solo Energy as the company seeks to build out its vision of a virtual power plant driven by residential and commercial battery systems.
Amazon has submitted plans for a 4MW rooftop solar array to be deployed on its Tilbury fulfilment centre alongside a 3.77MW Tesla battery facility to help power the site, Solar Power Portal can reveal.
Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) has installed a 380kWh Tesla battery alongside two electric vehicle charging points as the science park sets out to turn its flagship building into “an energy island”.
ESB has completed a Tesla battery storage installation for Ardagh Glass in Scotland on a ‘no-money-down’ offer, providing a further indication to the UK storage market’s focus on C&I projects.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News Awards 2018 are now open, and one category we expect to be highly sought after this year is Utility-scale Storage Project of the year.
Tesla UK has refused to comment on prospective delays to the UK release of its solar roof tiles following the company’s results disclosure earlier this month.
Rooftop solar is in demand as homeowners seek to boost energy performance and reduce their carbon footprint. As Schweizer’s sales manager for UK and Ireland Martyn Johnson reports, aesthetic appeal is becoming a big driver.
One of the largest rooftop solar installations in the UK is to add a Tesla battery in what is thought to be the first UK project to use a commercial array to charge an energy storage system to avoid grid charges and provide ancillary services.
More significant details regarding the generation profile of their solar roof tiles are needed before Tesla can substantiate claims that they are cheaper than conventional roofs.
Elon Musk has confirmed that Tesla’s new solar roof tiles will ship to the UK from next year, nearly six months after they are to be released in its native US market.
Aesthetics are suppressing an ‘untapped market’ for UK solar that BIPV could open up.
Tesla and SolarCity have unveiled the much-anticipated Solar Roof system, a building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) residential system comprised of a range of different tile formats, colours and coatings to replicate common conventional tile formats.