South Australia premier, Jay Weatherill, has flicked the switch on the world’s largest lithium-ion battery.
The 100 MW battery is paired to Neoen’s Hornsdale wind farm, and will be used to help address the state’s energy woes by providing support to the grid.
Tesla may have been hogging the headlines in the international media with the launch of its new battery-powered trucks. However, earlier this year, Australian tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes challenged Tesla boss Elon Musk to help solve South Australia’s energy problems.
Tesla accepts the challenge
Musk said that if he couldn’t build a 100 MW battery in 100 days from signing the contract, he would provide it for free. The battery was commissioned the unit in just 63 days.
“The completion of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in record time shows that a sustainable, effective energy solution is possible,” Tesla said in a statement.
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