Elon Musk has revealed his company’s new plans during a conference
The Tesla engineer and owner revealed they are currently building the world’s largest battery.
The new battery will be three times larger than the current record holder the incredible plans were unveiled during a conference in Adelaide.
The battery will have a capacity of 100 megawatts, three times bigger than the world’s largest battery at the moment.
The capacity will measure 30 megawatts and, according to Elon Musk, it will store about 120MWh of energy, which is more than sufficient for more than 30.000 homes.
“Of course, there are some risks, because this will not only be the biggest battery in the world, but it will be much higher than the strongest installation now”, revealed Musk.
“When you create something three times bigger than what you had so far, you wonder if it works the same way. We believe that yes, but we are aware that there are risks”, added the expert.
South Australia, an area that hosts about two million people, is confronted with major energy problems that culminated in September 2016 when an outage was triggered by one of the strongest storms in the last 50 years.
The battery is part of Australia’s $550 million worth energy plan
Tesla will work with the French company Neoen to build the battery in 100 days.
If they fail, Musk has promised that the battery will be offered for free.