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Friday, December 1, 2017

The World's Largest Battery

Australia just switched on the world's biggest battery! Activating the massive system in South Australia fulfills a bold pledge by Tesla CEO Elon Musk to build the battery in 100 days or provide it for free.

AES is building a 400 MW-hour lithium-ion battery for SCE as an alternative to gas peaker plants. The world's biggest battery was plugged in yesterday to provide emergency power to one of the United States' most isolated cities.

The electric car company's Powerpack battery system stores energy generated by a nearby wind farm and is capable of providing electricity for as many as 30,000 homes. It is three times more powerful than its nearest competitor.

Musk made his "100 days or it's free" vow on Twitter (TWTRTech30) during an exchange with Australian billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes. The clock started ticking when the official contract was signed in September.

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