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Tesla Powerwall now available in SA

The first Tesla Powerwall in South Africa has been installed in Johannesburg, according to authorised reseller Dako Power. The company plans to gather and use data based on the performance of the initial unit to market the rechargeable

In-depth
The downside of the battery economy

The recent unveiling by Tesla founder Elon Musk of the low-cost Powerwall storage battery is the latest in a series of exciting advances in battery technologies for electric cars and domestic electricity generation. We have also seen

Editor's pick
Four tips to make your batteries last longer

Here are a few things you can do to make your lithium-ion batteries last longer, whether they be used in an electric car, a large home installation – such as Tesla’s newly announced Powerwall – or in your portable device, such as a smartphone or

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Future batteries that could power your home

The recent announcement by Tesla of Powerwall, its new lithium-ion-based residential battery storage system, has caused quite a stir. It even raises the possibility of going off the grid, relying upon solar panels to generate electricity, and storing it with their

Duncan McLeod
Why Elon Musk might just change the world

Elon Musk’s keynote address last week, at which he took the wraps off a much-anticipated battery technology, was fascinating to watch. Firstly, here was a South African-born entrepreneur and inventor – his accent still giving away

Podcasts
TalkCentral: Ep 126 – ‘Power edition’

In the latest episode of South Africa’s leading technology podcast, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about Elon Musk’s big Tesla Energy keynote and what it might mean for South African consumers. Also this week, we look at

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Tesla Powerwall: Musk’s big energy bet

South African-born technology entrepreneur Elon Musk announced on Thursday night the development of a new battery system, the Tesla Powerwall, to store solar energy for later use, addressing a key