Tesla's new battery will be big enough to power thousands of homes, but it's likely to be just the first of many such installations.
Elon Musk struck a blow for open IP, so should other sustainable industries go the same way?
Standards, like electrical plugs, are usually so simple we don't even really notice them. But they're extremely important: Good ones can drive innovation; bad ones can stifle growth.
Together, three recent events mark a crucial turning point in the development of autonomous cars: They are both safer and more advanced than ever before.
There's a new driverless bus on the streets of Las Vegas. It could herald the future of our transport networks.
From the discovery of gravitational waves, to the Pokémon Go phenomenon to the Census debacle, it's been a big year in science and technology.
Batteries aren't the only type of storage, and all types of storage have their role to play in the future grid.
Alternative technologies are already leaving Tesla's batteries in the slow lane.
Critics don't think Tesla can sell enough home batteries to justify its acquisition of SolarCity, but what they're underestimating is the potential for innovation the Gigafactory brings.
Don't expect a solar-powered 747 anytime soon.
The technological goals are lofty. But fitting the new tech into the social and political landscape might pose the bigger challenge.
The likes of Tesla's autopilot technology isn't meant for you to take your eyes off the road – there could be fatal consequences if you do.
Two Tesla cars running on autopilot have crashed this year, and one driver was killed. It raises the question of whether the company's autonomous driving system is safe for our roads.
Apple has ramped up its spending on R&D, but that's no guarantee it is building the 'next big thing'.
Elon Musk hasn't made a cheap electric car, but one that's attractive enough to create a mass market.
The vacuum cleaner maker faces the same challenges as Elon Musk against the big auto players – so maybe it's time to try a different road.
Tesla's new Model 3 may be the kick the electric car industry needs to expand, with pre-orders exceeding expectations.
If Australia investments in technology to recycle and lease lithium, it could capitalise on its increasing use in batteries.
If you're worried about rising electricity prices, then going off-grid sounds attractive. But why not create an intelligent network of solar-powerd batteries that can reduce prices for all?
The 'early adopters' of home battery storage will pay significantly more than those who come later, but it won't be long until prices drop enough for many more to get on board.