Tesla batteries could back up US wind farm

Proposals for a giant offshore wind farm in the US paired with Tesla’s battery storage system have been announced. Deepwater Wind has unveiled plans for the 144MW Revolution Wind Farm […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Proposals for a giant offshore wind farm in the US paired with Tesla’s battery storage system have been announced.

Deepwater Wind has unveiled plans for the 144MW Revolution Wind Farm off Massachusetts, with a 40MWh battery storage unit, which would store electricity and deliver it when needed.

The company submitted its bid last week in response to a request from National Grid, Unitil Corporation and Eversource Energy for around 9.45 million MWh of annual clean energy supply.

The contracts, which are open to other forms of green power such as solar and hydro, require the majority of electricity to be delivered during late winter afternoons and evenings.

Deepwater Wind states: “By reliably delivering clean energy – backed up with energy storage – during the times when the grid needs it most, Revolution Wind will help to defer the need to construct costly new peaking generating facilities and controversial transmission lines.”

Tesla recently announced plans to install what it claims will be the world’s largest battery in South Australia.