Telsa Built the World’s Biggest Battery in Less Than 100 Days
Tesla chief, Elon Musk, made a bet some months ago in march that he and his team could build the biggest battery the world has ever seen in a 100 days. The catch was that if he failed, he would then have to pay for it. What seemed like bragging quickly became a challenge with everyone waiting to see how it would turn out. Well, he’s completed the job in much less than a 100 days.
Tesla will get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free. That serious enough for you?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 10, 2017
Elon Musk launched the 100 days challenge on September 29 and according to reports, half of the job was almost done by then. Tesla completed the installation for its colossal lithium ion battery in South Australia- it is a Powerpack system that comes with a 100 megawatts of capacity.
The next step after this is the regulatory testing which will commence in a few days’ time. This test is to ensure that the battery is optimized and that it meets the standards set by AEMO (Australian Energy Market Operator) and that of the South Australian Government. Once the testing is completed, operations will begin in December.
South Australia has been experiencing blackouts which left residents without power since 2016 and was seriously in need of a boost to its energy infrastructure which is mainly from renewables. The battery is expected to be fully operational by December 1.