Tesla to build world’s biggest battery

Tesla to build world’s biggest battery

By Keshala Dias

03 Oct, 2017 | 6:52 am

Tesla has reached the half-way point in it’s plan to build the world’s biggest battery, in South Australia.

CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, challenged Australian software entrepreneur, Mike Cannon-Brookes, that Tesla would build a 100MW (129MWh) lithium battery in 100 days.

Musk claimed that if Tesla fails to build the wind-charged battery in 100 days, then the state wouldn’t have to pay for it.

The project grew out of a Twitter bet between Musk and Cannon-Brookes.

The battery has been designed to help cover temporary dips in wind power, say for 15 minutes, or help control frequency on the grid at times when natural gas-fired plants are unable to help balance generation and power demand.

Musk noted that if Tesla missed the deadline, the loss would be about $50 million.