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Tesla Powerwall home battery installations coming to Japan next spring

Company sees growth potential due to outages caused by natural disasters

Tesla Inc will start installing its Powerwall home power storage batteries in Japan next spring, the U.S. electric car and battery maker said on Tuesday, marking the product's debut in Asia. The 13.5 kilowatt-hour (kWh) Powerwall can store power generated by solar panels and costs 990,000 yen ($9,135), including the Backup Gateway system which manages the grid connection, but excluding installation costs and retail tax. It will be sold directly online by Tesla or via certain third-par

Tesla's head of battery engineering exits

Jon Wagner is hiring at his new stealth startup.

He was involved in automotive and stationary batteries.

Short Circuit: Green news roundup | Formula E support series, Tesla “tiny house”

Take a quick lap around the web with us for bite-sized briefings on (ahem) current events.

Here's what else is happening in the green car world.

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Tesla Drops ‘Motors’ From Their Name | Autoblog Minute

Tesla Motors will no longer include ‘Motors’ in their name as they become more than just an automaker company.

Tesla unveils its solar roof and Powerwall 2

This is why Elon Musk says Tesla and Solar City belong together.

Elon Musk to show SolarCity rooftop panels October 28th

The SolarCity event is planned for the San Francisco Bay area, but timing might change.

The vertical integration continues. Get it?

Tesla cancels 10-kW Powerwall, leaving only 7-kWh model

You can still string two or more 7-kWh models together for bigger capacity.

Without making a big deal out of it, Tesla has discontinued the 10-kWh Powerwall. Now, it's 7 kWh or nothing.

Koch-funded IER says Tesla Powerwall's payback period is 38 years

But, Says Tesla, Let's Take Another Look

A Koch brothers-funded group says that Tesla's Powerwall battery-storage system will take decades to store enough power to pay for itself.

Nissan wants you to use its Leaf EV like a Tesla Powerwall

Nissan and ENEL are partnering on a vehicle-to-grid trial with Leaf EVs saving power to use during peak hours.

Want Tesla's home battery soon? Go to Vermont

Green Mountain Power Offers Deals On Home Energy Storage

A Vermont utility, Green Mountain Power, is offering Tesla Powerwalls to customers starting in January.

Lutz takes another swipe at Tesla

In an interview with CNBC, former General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz aired his thoughts on Tesla, including criticisms of the Powerwall, the Gigafactory, and the company's stock.

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Tesla Powerwall expands EV battery tech to homes, businesses

CEO Elon Musk Unveils New $3,500 Stationary Energy Storage Device

Tesla Powerwall Home Battery system will be a 10-kWh home backup energy for just $3,500. For industrial use, the PowerPack can be as large as you need it to be.