POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for May 9, 2016

Caterpillar enters storage and microgrid markets; Panasonic doubles investment into Tesla's Gigafactory


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily update of energy-related news:

  • Caterpillar, better known as a manufacturer of bulldozers and generators, has entered the storage and microgrid markets after launching an integrated microgrid solution that combines solar and energy storage with the company’s power generation equipment. The company has ties with a solar company that will manufacture solar panels which will then be added to Caterpillar microgrid equipment.
  • The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development’s Q1 2016 Quarterly Activity Report shows that in Q1 2016, Panasonic doubled its investment in Tesla’s Gigafactory. This is a strong indicator that the factory is preparing to manufacture its first battery cells – Panasonic’s main role in the factory. The Gigafactory was built to manufacture lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles.
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