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Offline JBO


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Tesla, the American electric vehicle maker and energy technology company, will launch its new Tesla Energy program in Australia later this year.

Tesla Energy was first announced in May, alongside the company’s new Powerwall home battery pack that would soon be made available in America as a means of storing sustainable and renewable energy.

In basic terms, the Tesla Powerwall is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that stores energy for load shifting, back-up power and self-consumption of solar power generation.

Its design, as with similar systems offered by other companies, allows customers to charge the battery during periods of the day that demand little power, using the energy later when demand is higher.

The Powerwall had initially been scheduled for an Australian launch in the first quarter of 2016. This week, however, Tesla has revealed that our market has been prioritised as one of the first Tesla Energy markets, right alongside North America, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

That means that Australian buyers will have access to the Powerwall from late 2015, available through local Tesla Energy partners.

The decision to launch early in Australia is due to the rapid uptake of solar panel technology here, particularly in view of the reduced or cancelled feed-in tariffs that now exist where once there had been generous mandatory rates.

The Powerwall will initially be available here as a 7kWh daily cycle model, with a 10kWh version to follow.

tesla_powerwall_03

In both cases, users will be able to store solar energy produced during peak sunlight hours, with a continuous and peak output of 3.3kW. That energy can then be used during night hours, rather than purchasing power at retail prices.

The system can likewise be used with the local grid, charging when rates are low and discharging when they are higher.

Local pricing for the Powerwall is still to be confirmed, but in the US, it is priced at US$3000 ($4170) for the 7kWh unit and US$3500 ($5280) for the 10kW version.

The Powerwall will be offered through local partners, which will include major utility companies and solar technology suppliers.

Announcements for available options are expected to be made in the coming weeks.

http://www.caradvice.com.au/383803/tesla-energy-to-launch-powerwall-in-australia-from-late-2015/

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No cheaper than existing lithium battery solutions. I have 24kw/h battery storage units at home and work now. It was $22k for 24 kw/h of storage.
And there is no way that 7 or 10 kw/h systems will run a house from dusk until midnight without running the batteries very hard. If you do that you will dramatically shorten their servicable life.



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Variances in battery quality or are they all pretty much the same?
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Variances in battery quality or are they all pretty much the same?

Like anything I guess, some gear is better than others. My batteries are BAE, a German company. In fact most of the system is German.



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Its interesting (to me) that there is still no proper way to recycle these batteries

It will eventually become legislated that they have to be recycled properly, which will add greatly to the cost.
The studies suggest it is roughly 5x the cost of disposal to recover anything from Lithium Ion batteries.
In Australia there is only recycling for lead acid batteries - everything else is stockpiled or exported, or ends up in landfill illegally on the quiet.

Following the path a lithium ion or NiMH or even NiCad battery takes on its path to be recycled is very frustrating. Despite it often being my job to know, I genuinely dont know where they end up!

Different companies collect levies on behalf of governments along the way, and pay some of that levy and keep the rest as product is moved on or lost in transit.

How hard is it to throw them into the ocean from a bulk container ship I wonder?



Offline JBO


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Its interesting (to me) that there is still no proper way to recycle these batteries

It will eventually become legislated that they have to be recycled properly, which will add greatly to the cost.
The studies suggest it is roughly 5x the cost of disposal to recover anything from Lithium Ion batteries.
In Australia there is only recycling for lead acid batteries - everything else is stockpiled or exported, or ends up in landfill illegally on the quiet.

Following the path a lithium ion or NiMH or even NiCad battery takes on its path to be recycled is very frustrating. Despite it often being my job to know, I genuinely dont know where they end up!

Different companies collect levies on behalf of governments along the way, and pay some of that levy and keep the rest as product is moved on or lost in transit.

How hard is it to throw them into the ocean from a bulk container ship I wonder?

If you're going to dump them in the ocean, please do it somewhere between Middleton and Goolwa.  Maybe they will form an artificial reef and we can get some decent waves for a change!
This anonymous clan of slack-jawed troglodytes has cost me the election, and yet if I were to have them killed, I would be the one to go to jail. That's democracy for you. - C Montgomery Burns.



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