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World’s largest lithium-ion battery is ready to power-up

23 November 2017

Tesla has finalised the instalment of the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery in South Australia and is poised for final testing, ahead of schedule.

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Under an agreement with the South Australian Government, Elon Musk, and the French renewable energy group Neoen, the battery, three times more powerful than any other system in the world, is designed to provide power to the grid at times of generation shortfall, as well as providing stability to the network, day and night. The 100MW battery will store enough energy to power 30,000 homes for roughly an hour. 

According to the BBC, Musk said that if the battery was not installed within 100 days of signing the contract, there would be no cost. However, it looks like Tesla will meet the beginning of December deadline. 

The battery will be officially launched next week.

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