This week, through a competitive bidding process, Tesla was selected to provide a 100 MW/129 MWh Powerpack system to be paired with global renewable energy provider Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown, South Australia. Tesla was awarded the entire energy storage system component of the project.
Upon completion by December 2017, this system will be the largest lithium-ion battery storage project in the world and will provide enough power for more than 30,000 homes, approximately equal to the amount of homes that lost power during the blackout period.
Although not the exact deal from that infamous Elon Musk tweet months ago it’s still a massive win for both the EV darling of the tech world and the South Australian government.
It shows true initiative and forward thinking to building a sustainable and uninterrupted power supply for the state.
Meanwhile Victoria continues to burn coal and the federal government perpetuates its “clean coal” myth via tax-payer-funded advertising. As one of the world’s warmest and most expansive countries continues to ignore the seemingly infinite supply of clean energy available to us.