Elon Musk and has team at Tesla continue to lead the race in a clean energy future as they have just finished completion in installing the world’s largest battery system.
The 100–megawatt Powerpack system is three times bigger than Tesla and Edison’s previous models. When fully charged, the battery should hold enough power for 8,000 homes for 24 hours or more than 30,000 homes for an hour in the case of a blackout.
The request to build the battery was set forth in the form of a challenge by Australian IT billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes who is looking to help fix the Australian state’s electricity problems.
The IT mogul challenged Musk that Tesla would not be able to finish the project in 100 days from the start of the contract. Musk took it one step further and bet Cannon-Brookes that if the project was not completed in 100-days, Tesla would pay for the cost of the battery and installation.
The team at Tesla finished the project a month and a half ahead of the 100 day marked and avoided paying around $50 million for the battery project.
The lithium-ion battery storage facility will charge using renewable energy from Neoen’s Hornsdale wind arm near Jamestown, South Australia and deliver electricity during peak hours.
The lithium-ion battery storage facility will charge using renewable energy from Neoen’s Hornsdale wind farm near Jamestown, South Australia and deliver electricity during peak hours.
As Tesla continues to set a high standard in the clean energy field, they are working to develop cheaper and more efficient forms of conversion and storage.