Elon Musk has promised to quickly create the world's largest lithium-ion battery
Elon Musk (Elon Musk) has promised that his company Tesla just 100 days to create a South Australia's largest lithium-ion battery in the world. This will allow to store energy and use it during bad weather, when the electricity is turned off normally. The project is really ambitious, and time for its implementation Elon Musk asked incredibly small.
The head of Tesla Elon Musk in March 2017 promised that it engaged in the production of electric company also owns and provider SolarCity solar energy can help South Australia in solving its problems with periodic outages due to weather conditions.
Elon Musk wrote on Twitter about the seriousness of the Tesla - a company will cope with the task in 100 days, or does not receive the cost of installing this great system. It should be recalled that it was Tesla won the tender for the construction of South Australia, the world's largest lithium-ion battery.
This tender Tesla beat 91 other companies, and the reason for this is likely to become not only the reputation of Elon Musk and known all over the world the story of his real achievements, but it is so ambitious promise. The company plans to put South Australia 100-megawatt lithium-ion energy storage.
This giant battery, if it is established, will be the largest ever produced by a lithium-ion battery. Probably, it will find favor with significantly scaled Powerpack system from the Tesla, first shown in 2015. The battery is designed to store the energy generated by the wind. This energy is generated by the efforts of "wind farm" Hornsdale Wind Farm by the French company Neoen, located near Jamestown in South Australia. Tesla Powerpack system converts the characteristic of the area of the wind in renewable energy.
A special feature of this system is that it is capable of, for example, to store solar energy during the hours when the need for it is less and you can use it at a time when it is needed. Such an approach reduces the cost and dependence on non-renewable energy sources.
As the company informs about the project, it will be implemented by December 2017. This system, as mentioned above, will be the largest lithium-ion energy storage in the world. Accumulated in her energy will be enough for more than 30,000 homes, which is approximately equal to the number of homes that are without electricity due to bad weather.
Why is it only in December, when the realization of the project by the company devotes itself only a hundred days? Work on the agreement itself will be finalized closer to the fall. From this moment, Tesla and will be 100 days to complete the work on the project or the company may lose, according to the the ABC, 50 million US dollars or more than the cost of system installation, which would not it obtained when work on the project will not keep within the specified time interval. Of course, since then, two years ago, Tesla unveiled Powerwall and the Powerpack, the company made significant progress. Tesla already provides power to one of Hawaii - Kauai. It uses solar energy generating capacity, working on the basis of Powerpack technology, very similar to the one that will find favor in the new project of an innovative company.
Tesla technologies to store energy, are also used in medium-sized businesses. Among the companies that use the technology Tesla - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. City of Los Angeles now uses Powerpack energy storage, which Tesla is building into a substation Southern California Edison's Mira Loma, located in Onterio (CA), and allowing to provide power 15,000 homes.
Thus, although the project in South Australia and it seems incredibly ambitious, primarily due to the established by Elon Musk time interval, if implemented, will create Tesla itself an impressive reputation of the company, to implement an ambitious project in such a short period of time for which is not a problem.
Will ready by December so impressive battery?
On materials theverge.com