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Tesla taps Samsung cells for huge Aussie energy-storage facility

Need for quick delivery behind snubbing of partner Panasonic

Tesla Energy batteries for businesses and utility companies at the Tesla Motors Powerwall Home Battery event in Hawthorne, California, on April 30, 2015.   © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Tesla's massive Australian energy-storage facility, which CEO Elon Musk vowed to build quickly after regional outages, will be equipped with battery cells from Samsung SDI instead of main supplier Panasonic

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