Friday, December 1, 2017 at 12:07PM
Drew Wolfe

World's Largest Battery Is Turned On In Australia As Tesla Ties Into Power Grid

"The power grid in South Australia now includes a huge Tesla battery tied to a wind farm, allowing the system to supply electricity around the clock. The battery was installed well before Tesla CEO Elon Musk's 100-day guarantee lapsed — and just in time for the start of summer."

"'This is history in the making,' South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill said of the battery system, which sits next to wind turbines at the Horndale Power Reserve."

"The battery was linked to the grid 63 days after the contract was signed, in a deal between Tesla, the French renewable energy company Neoen and the South Australian government. Musk had said Tesla could have the battery in place within 100 days or it would be free."

"'South Australia is now leading the world in dispatchable renewable energy, delivered to homes and businesses 24/7,' Weatherill said in a statement about the installation."

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