Malcolm Turnbull Is Chatting To Elon Musk About His Offer To Solve South Australia's Energy Crisis

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Elon Musk and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently had "an in-depth discussion on the value of storage and the future of the electricity system", according to a statement from the PM's office - and the pair's twitter feeds.

This follows Musk's promise last week to solve South Australia's energy problems within 100 days of signing a contract (presumably to install a Powerpack battery farm like Tesla did in California recently) - or "it's free".

This follows "positive" talks on Friday with South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill, and an offer of financial backing from Atlassian founder Mike Cannon-Brookes.

While we still don't know how much exactly the energy storage solution will cost (except for nothing, if it isn't completed within 100 days of the contract signing), the fact that it has been jumped on by both State and Federal Government is an interesting sign.

The California battery farm consisting is made up of 396 Powerpack 2s, and can power over 2,500 households for a day.

We will, of course, keep you updated as this whole thing develops further.

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Today, Elon Musk himself has taken to twitter to put a money-back guarantee on the promise.

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