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Elon Musk Finishes World’s Biggest Battery In Less Than 100 Days

Elon Musk is charging ahead in the world of tech and how now has created the largest battery ever to exist in less than 100 days.

And no, it’s not for the next model in the ever-elongating iPhone series, Musk has delivered on his promise to help South Australia with its awful energy problem.

The billionaire Tesla founder threw down the challenge to the Australian government in March after Tesla executive Lyndon Rive said the company could install the 100-300 megawatt hours of battery storage necessary to prevent the power shortages that have been causing blackouts in the state in 100 days.

The business mogul was so serious about his promise that he gave the assurance, saying if it wasn’t done in that time, it would be free.

It is designed to back up around 30,000 homes, exactly the number that were affected by a long blackout in September, 2016

The Tesla Powerpacks have been installed and connected at Neoen’s Hornsdale windfarm, north of Adelaide, and tests will be run to ensure regulatory requirements are met.

Tesla Inc. Powerpacks that will be used to form the world’s largest lithium-ion battery stand on display at the Hornsdale wind farm, operated by Neoen SAS, near Jamestown, South Australia, on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Against a backdrop of wind turbines 150 miles (241 kilometers) north of Adelaide, Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk announced a contract to build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery system had been signed with South Australia’s power distributor, triggering a 100-day self-imposed deadline to install the electricity storage system. Photographer: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg via Getty Images

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill said in a statement

While others are just talking, we are delivering our energy plan, making South Australia more self-sufficient, and providing back up power and more affordable energy for South Australians this summer.

The world’s largest lithium ion battery will be an important part of our energy mix, and it sends the clearest message that South Australia will be a leader renewable energy with battery storage.

An enormous amount of work has gone in to delivering this project in such a short time, and I look forward to visiting Jamestown next week to personally thank those who have worked on this project.

Musk’s battery farm stores masses of energy from renewable sources like wind and solar and sends it out to the grid when usage is high.

The battery has put South Australia and Jamestown on the map as a world leader in renewable energy with battery storage.

Batteries are set to start operating on December 1 and are estimated to have cost at least $50 million.

It’s a good job he met his deadline!

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