Biggest battery in the world
When Mr. Mask was asked on Twitter if he was serious about helping to resolve South Australia’s electricity woes, it began the idea of Tesla battery.
“I’m serious”, Mr. Musk said.
“If the battery was not built within two days, the state would receive it for free”, he added.
On 30 September, the countdown began after a plan was approved by the state government and regulators.
In about 60 days Tesla finished the battery.
Tesla mega-battery in Australia activated.
“As three times more powerful than the world’s next biggest battery”, Mr. Musk described it.
The world’s largest lithium ion battery has begun dispensing power into an electricity grid in South Australia.
Due to demand caused by local hot weather it had provided some power since Thursday.
But on Friday, the ion-megawatt battery built by Tesla was officially activated.
In recent times, South Australia has been crippled by electricity problems.
Tesla boss Elon Musk famously vowed to build the battery within 100days a promise that was fulfilled.
South Australian premier Jay Weatherill said on Friday “this is history in bhe making”.
Mr. Weatherill said “the battery would prevent a repeat of a notorious in Cident last year where the entire state lost power”.
So, the battery is connected to a wind farm run by French energy company Neon in located near Jamestown about 200km north of Adelaide.
However, it will be used to support and stabilize existing electricity.
The power source would keep servers running if electricity is cut and help keep supplies stable.
Because Amazon said:
“It was building a program to use the batteries at data centers”.
The expertise it built up building lithium-ion batteries for its cars helped it develop the bigger power packs for the energy storage systems”, Tesla said.
The battery in South Australia is just one of several similar projects with which Tesla involved.
Smaller banks of batteries also intended to smooth out power supplies, are also installed in Southern, California, Hawaii, New Zealand in VK and several pacific islands.
Many places are also using small power storage systems like luxury hotels in South Africa on islands and remote locations.
Puerto Rico which lost almost all its power generating systems after Hurri Cane Maria Swept across the region, the company has also talked about sending more battery packs to this region.
Tesla will soon be facing stiff competition from power firms.
A battery storage facility 50 larger than Tesla’s in Australia will be turned on in south kabana, next year.
Around the world, Chinese firms and many other renewable energy firms are also installing many battery storage systems for power suppliers.
Tesla has partnered with Samsung on the southern Australia, it has partnered with Panasonic on the development and production of its power pack technology facility because Panasonic could not produce the required batteries within the tight deadline.