The South Australian government has announced that Tesla has won its tender to build the world's largest lithium-ion battery installation, as part of a renewable energy project in partnership with French company Neoen.
The battery installation will be 100MW in capacity and will be able to produce 129 megawatt hours of electricity, making it the largest in the world when it is completed by December 1.
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Tesla is building the world's largest lithium-ion battery in South Australia -- an installation 60 per cent larger than any other large-scale battery energy storage system on the planet.
In partnership with the SA government and French renewables company Neoen, alongside the third stage of the Hornsdale Wind Farm, the PowerPack battery farm will top 100 megawatts of capacity and provide 129 megawatt-hours of energy generation to the region -- load balancing the state's renewable energy generation and allowing emergency back-up power if a shortfall in energy production is predicted.
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The SA government is about to announce something big. Today, we'll find out how the state plans to solve its energy crisis, with the announcement of the winning bid for its grid-scale battery energy storage system. Stay tuned.
The Advertiser is reporting that a Gulfstream business jet flew into Adelaide Airport this morning. Musk owns a Gulfstream G650ER with the tail number N-628TS. Business Insider is reporting that Elon Musk has arrived in Adelaide.
— Jay Weatherill (@JayWeatherill) July 7, 2017