Elon Musk promised on Twitter in March that Tesla can build world’s biggest lithium ion Battery in 100 days. Countdown started at end of September when company inked deal with South Australian government. Elon Musk essentially delivered his promise in about two months, well short of the self-imposed 100-day deadline. Elon Musk Created the World’s Biggest Lithium ion Battery in 100 Days.
TESLA is again on the front in a completely different avenue i.e. building world’s largest lithium ion battery. This milestone was achieved by TESLA in South Australia which took them 55 days in building gigantic capacity holding battery.TESLA Accomplishes Building the World’s Biggest Lithium ion Battery.
Details of this event say that TESLA won a bid in July, 2017 under which they built an enormous lithium ion battery with a capacity 0f 100 megawatts. This lithium ion battery has been built for Australia’s most wind-energy dependent state, South Australia.
Elon Musk Created the World’s Biggest Lithium ion Battery in 100 Days
The state of South Australia faced a colossal power shutdown in September 2016 and is in a desperate need for their energy problem. The inducement of this Lithium will be a cushion in meeting the energy requirements of the state.
The official launch event of this huge battery is pending and delegates from TESLA, NEOEN and Consolidated Power Projects Australia Pvt Ltd. (based in Adelaide) will join South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill to officially launch the battery in the forthcoming week.
Premier Jay Weatherill said in a media statement that:
This world’s biggest lithium ion battery will be a pivotal and useful addition in their energy mix. The South Australia state can now set its eyes on becoming the most self-sufficient state in context of renewable battery storage.
This gigantic battery powered system intends to meet up the energy requirements of South Australian grid having over 30,000 homes which is roughly equal to the ones who had to face power breakdown in September 2016.
The deadline of inauguration of this lithium ion battery was December 1, but according to local sources of South Australia the installation has been completed and the testing phase is under process before bringing it online.