Elon Musk, Tesla CEO has built the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in existence.
It comprises of building hundreds of smaller battery modules and linking them up together. It was contracted for 100 days and began on 9/29/17. The project was completed on 11/23/17- ahead of schedule.
The battery still hasn’t been tested yet, but the goal of it isn’t just so Musk can show off his capabilities (though, I’m impressed). The actual point of it is to provide a back-up source of power for South Australia. Apparently, they’re plagued by power outages so this will actually provide a means to a cause rather than bragging rights. Many competitors proposed to build it, but only Musk came through.
Jay Weatherill stated that they’re “…delivering our energy plan, making South Australia more self-sufficient, and providing back up power and more affordable energy for South Australians this summer.”
It’s truly indeed the world’s largest battery. This puts S. Australia at the top of the list as a leader for renewable energy.
It can power up to 30,000 homes in the case of a power outage. It’s built on a wind farm operated by Neon of France.
This is pretty awesome.