Elon Musk’s 100-Day Mission To Deliver 100MW Battery Is Halfway Done
After several months of back and forth negotiations with South Australia, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that his company on schedule in providing a 100-megawatt battery to the country in 100 days. If successful, it will be the first such energy storage unit with such capacity. The short amount of time it takes to complete will be a huge bonus, as well.
The whole arrangement actually started as a casual exchange on Twitter between South Australia officials and Musk, Futurism reports. At some point back in March, the Tesla CEO went big on his bet and said that the giant battery would be delivered in 100 days or it will be free. This is the kind of thing that allowed Domino’s pizza chain to take off.
For his part, it would seem that Musk is well on his way of keeping his end of the bargain. According to the tech industry pioneer, about half of the 100MW capacity is already in place. This will go a long way towards helping Australia meet its energy demands for the grueling Summer peak, as well as establish Tesla as the king of energy renewable energy storage.
Musk made this declaration on-site, with windmills and energy storage units in the background, Bloomberg reports. Apparently, the pace of completion is so fast, even he is astounded with the rate of progress.
“To have that done in two months is really pretty amazing,” Musk said. “You can’t even remodel your kitchen in that amount of time. It serves as a great example to the rest of the world of what can be done.”