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DEWA Solar Park Testing Tesla Battery Energy Storage (Int'l.)
DEWA, Tesla
Date: 2021-10-04
In the UAE, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) reports it is piloting a 1.21MW/8.61MWh energy storage system using Tesla lithium-ion batteries at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the world's largest renewable energy project, in Dubai. The project is DEWA's second battery pilot at Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park .

The pilot is intended to test how energy storage can be used to diversify the utility's energy mix at a time when calls for the decarbonisation of the energy sector are increasing. By using energy storage, utilities are able to expand their portfolio of renewables and thereby move away from fossil-fueled energy generation, the release notes. (Source: DEWA, PR, PEI, 4 Oct., 2021) Contact: Tesla, Tesla Power Pack,; DEWA, Saeed Mohammed Al Thayer, CEO,

More Low-Carbon Energy News DEWA,  Tesla Battery,  Energy STorage,  

RE Royalties Loans $2.3Mn for Ont. Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
Switch Power Ontario Battery Operations Corp
Date: 2021-09-10
Vancouver-based renewable energy royalty-based financing specialist RE Royalties Ltd. reports it has entered into a $2.3 million loan agreement with Switch Power Ontario Battery Operations Corp. (OPCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgary-based Switch Power Corporation, to finance OPCO's acquisition of four operational energy storage projects totaling 1.97 MW/4.38 MWh in Ontario.

RE Royalties will receive a 5 pct royalty on all gross revenues received by the Operating Projects for the life of the Energy Services Agreements which have initial terms of 10-12-years with options to extend.

The Operating Projects are adjacent to commercial buildings owned by large property managers or REITs and utilize battery technologies from Tesla and Sungrow to significantly reduce their electricity costs by supplying power during periods of peak demand. (Source: RE Royalties, PR 8 Sept., 2021) Contact: RE Royalties Ltd., Bernard Tan, CEO , 777.8778.374.2000,,; Switch Power, (403) 999-8781,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery Energy Storage,  Tesla Battery,  Sungrow,  

Tesla Battery Powerwall Boss Talks Carbon Tax (Notable Quote)
Elon Musk
Date: 2021-04-30
"I talked to the Biden administration, and they were like 'Well, this seems too politically difficult' and I was like, 'Well, this is obviously a thing that should happen', and by the way, SpaceX would be paying a carbon tax too. So I'm like, you know, I'm like, I think we should pay it too. It's not like we shouldn't have carbon generating things. It's just that there's got to be a price on this stuff.

"If we just put a price on carbon emissions, the market will react in a sensible way. But because we don]t have a price on it, it is behaving badly. It's either we have sustainable energy or civilization collapses. And so if civilization doesn't collapse we will have sustainable energy, it's just a question of how soon does that happen. Sooner is better." -- Elon Musk, Feb., 2021)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Elon Musk,  Carbon Tax,  

GREC Larimer Solar+Storage Project Now Online (Ind. Report)
Greenbacker Renewable Energy,Tesla,Platte River Power Authority
Date: 2021-04-05
Kansas City, Missouri-based Greenbacker Renewable Energy LLC (GREC) reports its Rawhide Prairie Solar +Storage project with 2-MWh Tesla battery bank connected to a 22-MW solar array is now online in Larimer County, Colorado.

The 150-acre Rawhide Prairie Solar site at the Platte River Power Authority's Rawhide Energy Station will deliver solar output to Platte River under a 20-year power purchase agreement.The project brings Platte River's total solar capacity to 52 MW. The utility is committed to 100 pct non-carbon energy portfolio by 2030. (Source: GREC, PR, CleanTech, April, 2021) Contact: Platte River Power Authority, Jason Frisbie, CEO,; Greenbacker Renewable Energy, Charles Wheeler, 888-292-3178, generalenquires@greenbackerreneable,; Tesla,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenbacker Renewable Energy,  Solar,  Solar+Storage,  Tesla,  Platte River Power Authority,  

Nofar Energy Inks Tesla Storage Systems Agreement (Ind. Report)
Nofar Energy, Tesla
Date: 2021-03-19
Tel Aviv, Israel-based renewable energy developer Nofar Energy is reporting a $30 million supply framework agreement with Elon Musk's Tesla to purchase energy storage systems with a capacity of at least 100 MW of power.

Nofar Energy will incorporate the Tesla storage systems into solar facilities with a 150-MW capacity that can be connected to the Israeli national power grid by the end of 2023.

Together with its existing facilities, the move will increase Nofar's accumulated capacity of 1,000 MW. (Source: Nofar Energy, PR, Website, 17 Mar., 2021) Contact: Tesla, Tesla Power Pack,; Nofar Energy, Ofer Yannay, Chairman, 08-3750060, Fax - 08-3750061,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Tesla,  Energy Storage,  Tesla Battery,  Tesla Power Pack,  

Tesla Tapped for Aussie Big Battery Project (Int'l. Report)
Tesla, Neoen
Date: 2021-03-01
In the Land Down Under, Neoen is reporting Tesla will supply its Megapack batteries and software for the new 300 MW/450 MWh Victoria Big Battery energy storage project.

Neoen also reports its total capacity in operation and under construction is currently over 3 GW but expected to reach 5 GW before the year end. (Source: Neoen, PR, TechAu, 27 Feb., 2021) Contact: Neoen, Louis de Sambucy, Neoen Australia MD,; Tesla,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Tesla,  Neoen,  Tesla Battery,  Energy Storage,  

Tesla to Install Another Giant Battery in Australia (Int'l.)
Date: 2020-11-06
Paris-headquartered Neoen SA reports it will partner with Tesla Inc. to install one of the world's largest lithium-ion batteries in Geelong, Victoria State, Australia after reaching a grid connection deal with the power market operator.

The 300-MW Victorian Big Battery using Tesla's Megapack technology will be double the size of Neoen's Hornsdale site in South Australia, which was the largest facility when it began operation in 2017. The new system will help modernize and stabilize the coal-dependent local grid, which is targeting 50 pct of its power to come from renewable sources by 2030. The new battery is expected to be operational by the end of 2021. (Source: Neoen, PR, 5 Nov., 2020) Contact: Neoen,; Tesla Power Pack,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neoen,  Tesla Battery,  Energy Storage,  

WCSB Plans Alberta Battery Energy Storage Projects (Ind. Report)
Date: 2020-10-28
On the Canadian prairies, Calgary-headquartered privately-held electric power generation company WCSB Power reports it has agreed to acquire and build Canada's largest battery energy storage system through three 20 MW projects in Alberta.

For the project, WCSB has procured three Tesla Megapack Batteries, the first of which will be connected to the grid in Rycroft where it will store and distribute renewable energy as needed. The Megapack can also be used as a microgrid if disconnected from the main power grid. In addition to the Rycrft installation, WCSB plans to install 20 MW Megapack's in Grande Prairie and Buffalo Creek, both of which are expected to be completed in 2021. (Source: WCSB, PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: WCSB, (587) 747-4050,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Tesla news,  Energy Storage news,  Tesla Battery news,  Tesla Power Pack news,  

Red Bluff Considers Tesla Battery Backup (Ind. Report)
Date: 2020-08-05
In the Golden State, the Red Bluff City Council is reportedly considering allowing Tesla to install battery banks at the Red Bluff Waste Water Treatment Plant that could save the city just over $600,000 over 10 years in electricity costs.

Tesla's proposal would install a 1,624 kWh battery at the wastewater treatment plant at no cost to the city. This battery would have an average duration of 4.5 hours with a fully charged period of 9 hours in the case of a power outage. The project would qualify for California Public Utilities Commission Equity Resilience Self-Generation Incentive Program rebates for installing energy storage technology for both residential and non-residential facilities. (Source: Red Bluff City Council, Red Bluff Daily News, 3 Aug., 2020) Contact: Red Bluff City Council, California Public Utilities Commission Equity Resilience Self-Generation Incentive Program,; Tesla Powerwall,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Tesla,  Energy Storage,  Tesla Battery,  

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