Tesla has recently deployed the world’s largest lithium-ion battery for Australia’s Hornsdale Wind energy complex, well before the 100-day self-imposed deadline.
Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla made a promise to come up with a solution to the wind energy power blackouts the country was facing.
The solution, a 100MW/129MWh battery, was officially connected to Neoen’s wind energy project located in South Australia after proper testing was completed.
According to Tesla’s most recent press release, they ‘deployed 110 MWh of energy storage systems, growing 12% from the prior quarter and increasing 138% year-over-year, driven mainly by increased Powerwall deliveries.’ To date, the company has also installed more than 80% of the Powerpacks for the South Australia wind energy project.
South Australia premier Jay Weatherill said, “We have had an enormously proud history in renewable energy with our wind and solar power, but the critical thing now is storage. With this battery we will be able to dispatch power 24/7 to people and businesses across South Australia.”
The state was successfully in achieving their goal of 50% energy coming from renewable energy sources by 2025; a full eight years ahead of schedule. South Australia now has 1.65GW of wind energy alone, with more projects in the pipeline.