Tesla Increases Megapack Energy Capacity by 50%, Size and Weight Grows

Tesla has increased the energy capacity of its commercial Megapack battery storage, now showing 3.9 MWh on its website. As of one month ago, the ‘Order Megapack’ page was showing 2.6 MWH, but Tesla has quietly increased the energy capacity by 50%, as spotted by one Reddit user. Beyond the energy capacity increase, the dimensions […]

First Tesla Megapack System Launches in New York City

NineDot launched a new community-scale energy storage site in the Bronx, New York City, using Tesla Megapacks, as announced on Tuesday. The large battery system will have a 3.08 Megawatts/12.32 Megawatt-hours capacity, as well as a solar canopy and built-in infrastructure to create bi-directional electric vehicle (EV) chargers in the future. This is the first […]

158 Tesla Megapacks En Route to Hawaii, Set to Replace Last Coal Power Plant

According to a report from Electrek, Hawaii is building a massive new battery energy storage system (BESS) on the island of Oahu using 158 Tesla Megapacks. The project will replace the state’s last remaining coal-burning power plant. Dubbed the Kapolei Energy Storage (KES) facility, the project will store excess solar power generated during the day […]

Tesla Megapack System Coming to Gallaudet University in D.C.

A University community in Washington D.C. is installing a community solar panel to backup the microgrid. Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. is installing a Tesla Megapack as a backup option to support its microgrid, according to Solar Power World Online. The project is expected to be completed as soon as Fall 2023. The solar project […]

Tesla Megapacks to Power Queensland Energy Storage Project

An Australian company has chosen Tesla for its energy storage needs, offering $150 million AUD ($113 million USD) to the U.S. company as detailed by the Queensland state government on Wednesday. Queensland-run utility company CS Energy plans to build a Tesla Megapack energy storage system near its Kogan Creek coal power station, according to Reuters. […]

Tesla Plans Huge Battery Energy Storage Facility at Giga Texas

A newly discovered permit application filing from March 25 indicates that Tesla is planning on building an up to 53-acre on-site battery energy storage system (BESS), along with a switchyard, at its Gigafactory in Austin, Texas (via @SawyerMerritt). Tesla enthusiast and sleuth Sawyer Merritt, who uncovered the permit filing, wagers that Tesla would use its […]

Tesla Megapacks to Power Edify Energy Storage Projects in Australia

Edify, an Australian solar and battery energy storage developer, on Monday announced three new energy storage facilities in New South Wales, Australia, powered by Tesla’s Megapack batteries — reports Renewables Now. The Megapack is a commercial-grade energy storage solution from Tesla that is typically deployed to solar farms, energy storage sites, and other large-scale electricity projects. Edify’s planned […]

TagEnergy’s UK Battery Storage Projects with Tesla Megapacks Start Construction 

Global clean energy enterprise TagEnergy has started construction on a Tesla Megapack-powered 49.5MW/99MWh standalone energy storage facility near Luton, United Kingdom. The development, dubbed ‘Chapel Farm’, “is a joint venture with Yorkshire-headquartered Harmony Energy, following TagEnergy’s acquisition of a 60% stake in the project in November 2021, the company said in a press release. The […]

Tesla Shows Off 37 Megapacks Installed in Soldotna, Alaska [VIDEO]

Tesla has again shared a video touting the installation of its Megapacks by Homer Electric, in Soldotna, Alaska. The video was shared last month but Tesla uploaded it to YouTube on Tuesday. The video says Soldotna, located on the Kenai Peninsula, is cut off from mainland electricity up to four months of the year, due […]

Tesla Highlights 81 Megapacks Installed in Angleton, Texas [VIDEO]

Tesla on Thursday highlighted a recent commercial Megapack installation in Angleton, Texas, located about 45 minutes south of Houston. “In Angleton, Texas, an energy storage project was proposed to provide sustainable backup support to the grid. This resulted in the installation of 81 Tesla Megapacks, providing greater outage protection while reducing the community’s reliance on […]

First Tesla Megapack in Hungary to Be Installed by MET Group

The first Tesla Megapack in a Hungarian town is set to be established next year by Switzerland-based energy company, MET Group. MET Group announced just over a week ago it is installing a Tesla Megapack in Százhalombatta, Hungary in summer 2022, located at the town’s Dunamenti Power Plant. The Megapack is set to be the […]