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Tesla off Grid Solar for Home and Business

Today Tesla announced the availability of a Home Backup battery system for home and business solar installations. The systems which have been designed and developed by Tesla motors have already been installed in 300 homes by Solar City, and a further 130 installs are planned in the near future. The battery itself is quite small, about the size of current solar inverters, and will be mounted inside the garage. There is little detail on capacity of the pack, other than…

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Apple’s new data centres to warm local communities.

Back in February, Apple announced a plan to build and operate two data centres in Europe. The facilities, located in County Galway, Ireland, and Denmark’s central Jutland, will be used to power Apple’s online services including the App Store, Maps and Siri – specifically for European customers. But the most interesting thing about the announcement wasn’t the €1.7 billion price tag, and it wasn’t that Apple stated that each of the data centres will be powered by 100% renewable energy, it was that they will…

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