Tesla’s Musk sees ‘gigantic’ potential in energy storage

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk says the Tesla big battery in South Australia has been so successful it will likely pay for itself within a few years, and has prompted interest from other governments to install even bigger batteries as a substitute for dirty and expensive gas peaking plants.Musk, in comments accompanying the company’s latest quarterly results, which showed a small profit for a second consecutive quarter, said the company’s battery storage business is likely to double in 2019, and promised increased production would reduce waiting times for both Powerwall and Powerpack batteries.“(Energy storage) is going to be a gigantic business,” Musk told an analysts briefing later. The $96 million Tesla big battery in South Australia, officially known as the Hornsdale Power Reserve, and owned and operated by Neoen, has been a stunning success – not just with the speed, versatility and accuracy of its performance, but also its contribution to grid stability and reliability, and its ability to deliver significant savings and make money on its own account.“While the Hornsdale battery that we built in South Australia is still the largest battery in the world, we have recently received multiple requests to build significantly larger battery projects,” Musk said in the statement.Musk said that Tesla deployed 1.04GWh of battery storage in 2018, a three-fold increase over the previous year, and expects it to double again in 2019 as a new manufacturing line at Gigafactory 1 in Nevada boosts the output of both Powerwall and Powerpack modules.More: Musk says Tesla big battery to pay for itself within a few years, bigger ones on the way Tesla’s Musk sees ‘gigantic’ potential in energy storagelast_img read more

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Zabaleta: Nothing is won yet

first_img Zabaleta said: “Most of our players have been here for more than two years, so we have experience of the game against QPR where everything was decided in the last minute. “We don’t want that again, so we need to have a good rest because Sunday will be another tough game. “We need to finish this with a big win on Sunday, and we need the fans from the start. “They have a chance to celebrate another title so I am sure the atmosphere here on Sunday will be fantastic for 90 minutes, and I am sure the players will give 100 per cent to win the game. “I hope that after 95 minutes we are all celebrating together.” Press Association City effectively need only a draw from their final game of the season against West Ham on Sunday to clinch a second Barclays Premier League crown in three years. Manuel Pellegrini’s men put one hand on the trophy as they beat Aston Villa 4-0 on Wednesday to move two points ahead of Liverpool, and with a much superior goal difference. Some anxiety was evident as City were forced to wait until the 64th minute for Edin Dzeko to break the deadlock, but the mood was celebratory by the time Yaya Toure scored the fourth. Fans will now hope to turn Sunday’s clash into a party but Zabaleta has warned the job is not done yet. “Everybody was happy, of course,” the right-back said. “Every time you win a game like that you celebrate, and we knew it was an important game to give us another step forward for the title. “But every single player knows we have done nothing yet. “We need to keep fighting. The spirit of this group has been fantastic in the last few games and we just need to keep playing the way we want to play. We have been doing it for the whole season so we will change nothing. “We know a draw is enough to win the league but we won’t be playing for a draw. We will play to win.” City know all about last-day roller coasters having famously struck twice in the closing minutes against QPR in 2012 to snatch the title from Manchester United on goal difference. With Liverpool playing Newcastle simultaneously, even though City have the upper hand, the potential for a nerve-jangling finish still exists. Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta insists nobody at the club is celebrating the title yet. last_img read more

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Week 17 Fantasy TE Rankings: Tyler Higbee, Austin Hooper’s matchups make great ‘starts’

first_imgLeave it to the Week 17 fantasy TE rankings to still be boring. It’s been the least volatile position all season, and those fantasy football owners who play in the NFL’s final regular season week are not catching any sort of excitement here. By this point, there’s almost no chance you’ve made your final without a solid TE, so odds are you won’t be looking to the waiver wire to stream anyone in this final week.The biggest late-season revelation at the position remains Tyler Higbee. He’s topped 100 yards in four-straight weeks, surely carrying you all the way to your title game. And it gets even better — he takes on the Cardinals in Week 17. That’s a dream matchup for Higbee, a player not many would’ve expected to win them fantasy championships but who now has a chance to. Note: These rankings will be updated throughout the week, so check back for the latest.WEEK 17 DFS:DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! GPP | FD Cash | ValuesWeek 17 Fantasy TE RankingsThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.RankPlayer1George Kittle, SF @ SEA2Tyler Higbee, LAR vs. ARZ3Austin Hooper, ATL @ TB4Travis Kelce, KC vs. LAC5Dallas Goedert, PHI @ NYG6Hunter Henry, LAC @ KC7Mark Andrews, BAL vs. PIT8Darren Waller, OAK @ DEN9O.J. Howard, TB vs. ATL10Jared Cook, NO @ CAR11Greg Olsen, CAR vs. NO12Jonnu Smith, TEN @ HOU13Noah Fant, DEN vs. OAK14Kyle Rudolph, MIN vs. CHI15Jack Doyle, IND @ JAX16Jacob Hollister, SEA vs. SF17Kaden Smith, NYG vs. PHI18Jason Witten, DAL vs. WAS19Mike Gesicki, MIA @ NE20Jimmy Graham, GB @ DET21Benjamin Watson, NE vs. MIA22Cameron Brate, TB vs. ATL23Darren Fells, HOU vs. TEN24Jordan Akins, HOU vs. TEN25Vance McDonald, PIT @ BAL26Tyler Eifert, CIN vs. CLE27Logan Thomas, DET vs. GB28Dawson Knox, BUF @ NE29Irv Smith Jr., MIN vs. CHI WEEK 17 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | D/ST | KickerJoining Higbee on the great matchup train is Austin Hooper, who’s returned to health to contribute to his fantasy owners down the stretch and now faces Tampa Bay in Week 17. The matchup for Zach Ertz against the Giants is also one worth looking forward to after Dwayne Haskins threw all over New York in Week 16.If you’ve gotten this far and need a stream, there’s no need to fear — the top target should be Dallas Goedert for the Eagles against the Giants. He had a huge Week 16 game, and with all the Philly WR injuries, Goedert is one of Carson Wentz’s top targets. You could also target the athletic Jonnu Smith for Tennessee since the Titans have chosen to finally involve him enough to make him fantasy relevant. Other options include Noah Fant (vs. Raiders) and Kaden Smith (vs. Eagles), with Smith being a two-TD hero in Week 16.WEEK 17 PPR RANKINGS:Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endOne thing to look out for, as well: Mark Andrews could sit out Week 17. The Ravens have clinched the AFC’s top seed and could choose to rest their studs. If Andrews sits, target one of the streams mentioned above (or Hayden Hurst in that case, who would be the biggest beneficiary of an Andrews absence).(Update: Be on the lookout for Zach Ertz’s status, as well, as he may be a true game-time decision Sunday. Dallas Goedert would be a strong TE1 if Ertz sits against the Giants.)MORE: Which players are sitting out Week 17?last_img read more

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