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Tesla to Build World’s Largest Energy Storage Battery in Australia

July 7, 2017, 6:05 PM

Tesla will install the world’s largest energy storage battery in South Australia and will get the job done in 100 days, Premier Jay Weatherill announced July 7.

“This will be the highest power battery system in the world by a factor of 3. Australia rocks!!” Tesla founder Elon Musk tweeted.

The South Australian government awarded the contract to Tesla after taking bids for construction of a 100-megawatt storage capacity battery since March, as part of efforts to urgently boost the reliability of the state’s electricity supply.

The state derives most of its electricity from wind farms, and the ...

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