Elon Musk says battery projects will soon be developed at the gigawatt-hour scale.

With so much attention focused on Tesla's execution of the Model 3, it prompts the question: what else is going on at the company?

Tesla is, after all, a company that recently swallowed what had been the nation’s largest residential solar installer and built the world’s largest lithium-ion energy storage facility.

The Model 3 dominated last week’s Q1 earnings call as well as the letter Tesla sent to shareholders, but buried in the transcript of that call and Tesla’s shareholders letter were nuggets about the direction of Tesla’s storage and solar businesses.

In the letter to

Orsted is one of a handful of developers pushing into Taiwan's offshore wind market.

Taiwan’s first offshore wind allocation last month could jolt other markets into action as Asia Pacific nations race to seize manufacturing capacity.

Robert Liew, senior analyst for Asia Pacific at MAKE Consulting, told GTM that government planners in Japan and South Korea might fast track offshore wind plans following Taiwan’s announcement. 

“Each of those countries wants to be the hub for offshore wind within the region,” he said.

“Japan’s government officials are trying to make sure Japan becomes the first place for offshore in East Asia, but given the scale of projects available right now, Taiwan is the front runner.”

The 3.8 gigawatts of

Alcoa and Rio Tinto announced the world's first zero-carbon aluminum smelting process.

Aluminum production companies Alcoa and Rio Tinto announced Thursday the formation of Elysis, a joint venture company created to commercialize a new aluminum smelting process with no direct greenhouse gas emissions — with backing from tech giant Apple. 

Standing alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the two companies announced the technology, a new headquarters in Montreal, and a research and development facility in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec. Canada and Quebec will each invest $60 million, with Apple providing $13 million, as well as technical support. Total investment tops out at $188 million. 

Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques called the new process “revolutionary,” while Alcoa said the technology

Elon Musk says battery projects will soon be developed at the gigawatt-hour scale.

With so much attention focused on Tesla's execution of the Model 3, it prompts the question: what else is going on at the company?

Tesla is, after all, a company that recently swallowed what had been the nation’s largest residential solar installer and built the world’s largest lithium-ion energy storage facility.

The Model 3 dominated last week’s Q1 earnings call as well as the letter Tesla sent to shareholders, but buried in the transcript of that call and Tesla’s shareholders letter were nuggets about the direction of Tesla’s storage and solar businesses.

In the letter to

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