Elon Musk designed a bet to construct the earth’s greatest battery in 100 days or he’d pay it off.
And he’s done.
Tesla has completed installing its colossal lithium ion battery in South Australia, a Powerpack system with 100 megawatts of capacity. However comes the exam.
Regulatory testing will start within the next couple of days to guarantee the battery is optimised and meets AEMO and South Australian Government needs, before operation commences on 12 ,. 1.
Representatives from Tesla, French alternative energy company Neoen and Adelaide engineering firm Consolidated Power Projects will join South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill in a few days to formally launch battery.
Linked to Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown, three hrs&rsquo drive from Adelaide, the Powerpack product is an effort to ease a few of the state’s severe energy issues.
Musk’s participation originated from a produced from and Twitter banter in March. Musk stated when he did not take action in 100 days, he’d feet the balance, which might have been (A$sixty five million).
He launched the 100 days on Sept. 29, despite the fact that they’d already finished half the work (pretty sly).
Even though the condition  South Australia&rsquos in dire will need a demand-brought energy solution, following a huge blackout in Sept. 2016 left residents at nighttime.
In March 2017, the Condition Government announced an agenda to produce a A$150 million (US$114 million) fund designed to support alternative energy projects. Tesla was selected from over 90 competitive bids to supply the whole energy storage component for Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm.
“While some are simply speaking, we’re delivering our energy plan, making South Australia more self-sufficient, and supplying support power and much more affordable energy for South Australians this summer time,” stated Premier Jay Weatherill inside a media statement.
“The earth’s largest lithium ion battery is going to be a fundamental part of our energy mix, also it transmits the clearest message that South Australia is a leader alternative energy with battery storage.”