A Big Ass Battery
ELON MUSK AND CO HAVE WON A BID TO BUILD A 129 MWH BATTERY IN ORDER TO POWER THE WHOLE STATE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA.
In a state already far ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to alternative energy it should come as no surprise that they want to become the first battery supported state. This would mean a battery capable of powering the whole state in the event that their wind, solar, and coal generators fail to produce adequate energy for a period of time. As unlikely as this may sound that very thing happened just one year ago prompting the investigation into potentially backing up the whole state on one big battery. A 129 MWh battery has never been built before and the projected price tag is $50 million. Elon is confident that this accomplishment is possible and has even promised to complete the project by Dec. 1st which for those living in the northern hemisphere is mid summer in Australia.