Billionaire Elon Musk’s Tesla company has completed construction of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in the South Australia, putting it on track to meet a 100-day self-imposed deadline to install the system.
The company is building a giant battery to store renewable energy is about to enter final testing.
Elon Musk promised to install the battery within 100 days of signing an agreement after winning a bid in July to build the 129-megawatt-hour battery for the country’s most wind power-dependent state, South Australia.
Now, he said that 100-megawatt battery will be entered in the final testing to ensure it meets all energy market and state government regulatory requirements.
South Australia’s Premier Jay Weatherill said in the statement that the state will be a leader in renewable energy with battery storage.
“While others are just talking, we are delivering our energy plan, making South Australia more self-sufficient, and providing back up power and more affordable energy for South Australians this summer,” Weatherill said in a statement.
The company offers lithium-ion batteries as a cost-effective way to integrate renewable power’s sources like solar and wind into their electric grids. Tesla also sells a home battery named the Powerwall to residential consumers.
Another energy project of SA is $530m energy plan which includes government-owned emergency generation installation and solar thermal power plant support at Port Augusta. The plan was launched earlier this year.
The giant battery of Tesla will be officially launched next week.