Taiwan could acquire energy storage systems from US tech giant Tesla to prevent future power outages, according to a report.
Taiwan’s science and technology minister Chen Liang-gee (pictured) plans talks with Tesla about buying renewable energy battery storage systems in the wake of a large-scale power outage that hit Taipei earlier this month, the Nikkei Asian Review reported.
California energy storage start-up Romeo Power— which boasts a workforce including “top engineers and designers” from business rivals Tesla— has secured $30 million in seed financing.
Romeo said on 24 August it was now pushing ahead with the installation of a fully-automated 113,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Los Angeles that is set to be ready by the year’s end.
Offshore wind farm developer Deepwater Wind has unveiled proposals for what it claims is the world’s largest combined offshore wind and energy storage project.
Named Revolution Wind, the project envisages a 144MW wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts – about 12 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard – with operations and the 40MWh Tesla battery storage system based in New Bedford.