Tesla powerwall
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces Powerwall
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Powerwall home energy storage unit at an event in Hawthorne, CA on April 30, 2015.
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Tesla Powerwall and Model S
  • Tesla Powerwall and Model S
  • Tesla Powerwall and Model S
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Tesla Powerwall
  • Tesla Powerwall
  • Tesla Powerwall stock photo.
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Tesla powerwall
  • Elon Musk introduces Tesla powerwall
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Powerwall home energy storage unit at an event in Hawthorne, CA on April 30, 2015.
  • Image Credit: Tesla Motors
Tesla powerwall
  • Tesla powerwall introduction event.
  • Tesla powerwall introduction event.
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Tesla home battery system prototype
  • Tesla Powerwall home battery system prototype
  • In this April 20, 2015 photo, David Cunnigham shows a prototype Tesla battery system that powers his Foster City, Calif. home. Cunnigham installed the battery late last year to pair with his solar panels as part of a pilot program run by the California Public Utilities Commission to test home battery performance. Tesla is expected to unveil a stationary battery for homeowners and businesses on Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Tesla home battery system prototype
  • Tesla Powerwall home battery system prototype
  • This April 20, 2015 photo shows a prototype Tesla battery system that powers the home of David Cunningham in Foster City, Calif. Cunnigham installed the battery late last year to pair with his solar panels as part of a pilot program run by the California Public Utilities Commission to test home battery performance. Tesla is expected to unveil a stationary battery for homeowners and businesses on Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Solar City energy management website
  • Solar City energy management website
  • In this April 20, 2015 photo, David Cunningham points toward his SolarCity Web page, which details his solar energy output at his home in Foster City, Calif. Cunnigham installed a Tesla battery late last year to pair with his solar panels as part of a pilot program run by the California Public Utilities Commission to test home battery performance. Tesla is expected to unveil a stationary battery for homeowners and businesses on Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Solar panels on house with Tesla home battery.
  • House with solar panels
  • In this April 20, 2015 photo, David Cunningham walks toward his solar panel-topped home, in Foster City, Calif. Cunnigham installed a Tesla battery late last year to pair with his solar panels as part of a pilot program run by the California Public Utilities Commission to test home battery performance. Tesla is expected to unveil a stationary battery for homeowners and businesses on Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Shinzo Abe and Elon Musk
  • Shinzo Abe and Elon Musk
  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stands with Tesla CEO Elon Musk after returning from a brief test ride at Tesla's headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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Shinzo Abe and Elon Musk
  • Shinzo Abe and Elon Musk
  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walks with Tesla CEO Elon Musk at Tesla's headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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The National Biodiesel Board has launched a new ad campaign and website touting the benefits of the fuel. The campaign includes television, digital and print ads promoting biodiesel as a low-carbon, renewable fuel. The new website focuses on informing visitors about biodiesel, and offers individual video stories from users, producers and suppliers around the country. "Biodiesel shows that forward-looking energy initiatives work to promote new ideas and innovation that deliver results," says, National Biodiesel Board CEO Joe Jobe. "We have a lot to be proud of and want to showcase to leaders in Washington and around the nation the environmental, economic, and energy benefits biodiesel brings right to their communities." Check out the new biodiesel website and read more at Farm Futures.

Tesla customers in Tianjin, China will get a free license plate when they purchase a Model S. This allows owners to bypass the bidding system and costly fees Tianjin has in place to limit the number of vehicles on the road. The waiver, usually only available to electric vehicles made in China, is being extended to an imported car for the first time. Tianjin is home to one Tesla store and service center, one Supercharger, and 12 public Tesla wall chargers. Read more at Car News China.

A new cost calculator helps customers find out if the Tesla Powerwall battery will save them money. Users can input the price of the battery and installation, price of electricity, amount of energy storage, inverter efficiency and a couple other fields, and it will show how much you'll save (or spend) over the life of the battery. The baseline values are for the average German customer, which shows the customer basically breaking even over 10 years. With the prices of energy sold back to the grid in the US being less than that of Germany, the economic benefits aren't yet there for Americans. Of course, the value of clean energy, backup power and being an early adopter are still on offer. Read more at Green Car Reports, and check out the calculator at Catalytic Engineering.

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