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He said he can build a 100 megawatt (MW) battery storage system in 100 days, or he’ll give it to the region for free.
Musk responded, “Tesla will get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free.
Grid-scale battery storage could help solve these issues and naturally, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is up for the task.
Blackouts in South Australia (SA) have led to energy policy battles, with the federal government blaming renewable energy for their woes.
But Lyndon Rive, former SolarCity CEO who now works as Tesla’s vice president for energy products, told Australia publication AFR Tesla could fix the dilemma in 100 days.
In addition to Tesla, Musk also leads NASA contractor SpaceX.
Musk replied : “Tesla will get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free.
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)VICTORIA, Australia (AP) — Tesla chief Elon Musk is promising to solve an energy crisis in Australia or his company’s services are free.
Australia billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes asked Musk on Twitter how serious he was about the bet.
A Tesla executive mentioned to the Australian Financial Review that the company would install the batteries needed to prevent ongoing blackouts in South Australia and have the situation fixed within 100 days.
Elon Musk says Tesla can fix South Australia’s blackouts in 100 days, or battery system is free
10 a.m.: This article was updated with information about a Tesla-Southern California Edison energy storage project.
“If I can make the $ happen (& politics), can you guarantee the 100 MW in 100 days?”Musk responded, “Tesla will get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free.
Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk is betting that his company can get a battery system in South Australia installed and working within 100 days — and if it can’t, he says, the company will do the work for free.
According to the report, Rive said the higher production capacity of Tesla’s Gigafactory battery production plant in Nevada could help address South Australia’s energy crisis within 100 days of being asked.
The Mira Loma project is Tesla’s largest storage project.