Elon Musk made a bet to construct the world’s greatest battery in 100 days or he ‘d spend for it.
And he’s done.
Tesla has actually finished installing its enormous lithium ion battery in South Australia, a Powerpack system with 100 megawatts of capability. Now comes the test.
Regulatory screening will start in the next couple of days to make sure the battery is optimised and fulfills AEMO and South Australian Government requirements, prior to operation starts on Dec. 1.
Representatives from Tesla, French renewable resource business Neoen and Adelaide engineering company Consolidated Power Projects will sign up with South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill next week to formally release the battery.
Connected to Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown, 3 ore ’ drive from Adelaide, the Powerpack system is an effort to minimize a few of the state’s serious energy problems.
Musk’s participation originated from a originated from and Twitter small talk in March. Musk stated that if he didn’t get it carried out in 100 days, he ‘d bear the expense, which might have been (A$ 65 million).
He introduced the 100 days on Sept. 29, although they ‘d currently complete half the task (quite sly).
Although the state South Australia’ s in alarming requirement of a demand-led energy option, after a big blackout in Sept. 2016 left locals in the dark.
In March 2017, the State Government revealed a strategy to develop a A$ 150 million (US$ 114 million) fund made to support renewable resource jobs. Tesla was chosen from over 90 competitive quotes to supply the whole energy storage element for Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm.
“While others are simply talking, we are providing our energy strategy, making South Australia more self-dependent, and offering back up power and more economical energy for South Australians this summertime,” stated Premier Jay Weatherill in a media declaration.
“The world’s biggest lithium ion battery will be a vital part of our energy mix, and it sends out the clearest message that South Australia will be a leader renewable resource with battery storage.”