Tesla batteries

Picture copyright
Tesla

Picture caption

Tesla shipped batteries to Australia upfront of the 100-day deadline

Tesla has reached the half-way level in its plan to construct the world’s largest battery, in South Australia.

The plan to construct the 100MW (129MWh) lithium battery grew out of a Twitter guess between Tesla boss Elon Musk and Australian software program entrepreneur Mike Cannon-Brookes.

Mr Musk stated Tesla would construct the wind-charged battery in 100 days or the state wouldn’t must pay for it.

It’s designed to assist forestall energy cuts that recurrently hit the area.

Critics have stated the realm’s reliance on renewable vitality sources has left it susceptible.

The Twitter dialog kicked off a flurry of exercise in Australia, with three Tesla rivals bidding to undercut the corporate on worth and the time it will take to get the vitality retailer working.

It led to Tesla, Zen Power, Carnegie Clear Power and Lyon Group all being invited to bid for a part of a $A150m (£88m) fund that the South Australian authorities devoted to the creation of the battery and different renewable energy sources.

Tesla gained that deal and paired up with French firm Neoen, which can construct a wind farm alongside the battery.

Tesla has given itself a great likelihood of hitting the self-imposed deadline as a result of development of the battery started lengthy earlier than the clock began counting down.

The official countdown to the top of the 100-day deadline commenced on 30 September, after the venture was given approval by Australian vitality regulators.

Mr Musk stated that if Tesla missed the deadline it stood to lose about $50m (£38m).