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Thanks to stepped-up production out of Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Nevada, he said it could be achieved within 100 days.
SA is experiencing power shortfalls and blackouts, and their politicians and tech figures think Musk’s battery technology is the answer to their power plant issues.
The Tesla CEO will be putting his money where his mouth is after declaring his plan to save South Australia’s energy issues within months, or else provide his services free of charge.
Elon Musk, the billionaire co-founder of electric car giant Tesla, has thrown down a challenge to the South Australian and federal governments, saying he can solve the state’s energy woes within 100 days – or he’ll deliver the 100MW battery storage system for free.
Elon seems happy to help.
SolarCity Powers Up Kauai With Tesla; Elon Musk Could Solve Australian Power Woes in 100 Days Or It’s Free
Solar energy is collected by Tesla’s solar panels and stored in the Powerpacks, ready to be discharged for use at night.
However, the drawback is that solar energy can only be used when the sun is shining.
Tesla and SolarCity Power Up KauaiIt was logical for Tesla to build such a facility on Kauai for it has an abundance of sunlight for most of the year.
The most practical places to install solar panels are areas where there is an abundance of sunlight, such as islands in the Pacific.
Tesla’s Kauai installation consists of 13 MW SolarCity solar farm composed of 54,978 panels.