Tesla has announced plans to install what it claims will be the world’s largest battery in South Australia.
The company has been chosen to provide a 100MW Powerpack system to be paired with renewable energy provider Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown.
The project will have a storage capacity of 129MWh – enough to light up 30,000 homes.
Tesla Powerpack will charge using green power from the wind farm and deliver electricity to the grid during peak hours.
The company states: “Working in close collaboration with the South Australian Government and Neoen, this grid-scale energy storage project is not only sustainable but will help solve power shortages, reduce intermittencies and manage summertime peak load to improve the reliability of South Australia’s electrical infrastructure.”
The project is expected to be completed by December this year.