Elon Musk made a wager to construct the world’s greatest battery in 100 days or he’s done.
Tesla has finished installing its colossal lithium particle battery in South Australia, a Powerpack framework with 100 megawatts of capacity. But now comes the test part.
Regulatory testing will start in the following couple of days to guarantee the battery is advanced and meets AEMO and South Australian Government necessities before operation initiates on Dec. 1.
Representatives from Tesla, French renewable vitality company Neoen and Adelaide designing firm Consolidated Power Projects will join South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill to officially launch the battery.
Associated with Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown, three hours’ drive from Adelaide, the Powerpack framework is an attempt to alleviate a portion of the state’s extreme energy issues.
Musk’s inclusion came from a now famous bet got from light Tesla bragging in March. Musk said that if he didn’t complete it in 100 days, he’d take care of everything, which could have been dependent upon US$50 million (A$65 million).
He launched the 100 days on Sept. 29, despite the fact that they’d already completed half the task – truly tricky.
Although the state gets a large portion of its energy share from renewables. South Australia’s in critical need of a demand-drove energy arrangement, after a blackout in Sept. 2016 which kept inhabitants in the dark.
The Powerpack framework aims to stabilize the South Australian grid and supply enough power for more than 30,000 homes, which is about equal to the number of homes that lost power in September.
In March 2017, the State Government announced a plan to create an A$150 million (US$114 million) fund made to help renewable ventures. Tesla was chosen from more than 90 offers to give the whole energy storage part for Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm.
“While others are just talking, we are delivering our energy plan, making South Australia more self-sufficient, and providing back up power and more affordable energy for South Australians this summer,” said Premier Jay Weatherill in a media statement.
“The world’s largest lithium-ion battery will be an important part of our energy mix, and it sends the clearest message that South Australia will be a leader renewable energy with battery storage.”
Once the battery’s completely operational on Dec. 1, Musk can focus more attention on that Roadster, or those Semi trucks, or that Mars plan.