Yes. Australia just switched on the world’s biggest battery by Elon Musk’s Tesla. The green enrrgy setup has started delivering power.
Activating the massive system in South Australia fulfills a bold pledge by Tesla CEO Elon Musk to build the battery in 100 days or provide it for free.
The electric car company’s Powerpack battery system stores energy generated by a nearby wind farm and is capable of providing electricity for as many as 30,000 homes. It is three times more powerful than its nearest competitor.
The new Tesla system is part of efforts to address energy supply problems in South Australia, which has suffered high-profile blackouts in recent years.
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“South Australia is now leading the world in dispatchable renewable energy,” the state’s premier, Jay Weatherill, said in a statement Friday. “This is history in the making.”
Tesla (TSLA) said it hopes the project “provides a model for future deployments around the world.”
(CNNMoney & CNNTech)