The battery will be built near Geelong, southwest of Melbourne, and will offer 450 megawatt-hours of energy storage. It’s three times bigger than the original 100-MW Tesla system built in South Australia, which was the biggest in the world when it was built just three years ago.
The highly anticipated compact utility vehicle is expected to enjoy higher demand than Tesla’s Model 3, will be 10% larger, and will cost 10% more, according to Elon Musk.
The 100-megawatt Hornsdale Power Reserve, which was designed by Tesla, has saved over $40 million AUD in annual maintenance costs to the electrical grid.
The City of Taipei, Taiwan, has joined forces with Tesla to establish a new 1.5 hectare hub to help local startups find footing and get training for new energy ventures in the city.
The businessman made a $480,350 donation this week so that all 12 of the city’s school buildings and their administrative facility could have access to clean water.
The local utility has worked with Tesla to install a key piece of that planbattery storage, and also a software system that can control Samoa’s entire electricity supply.
It could be crucial to selling electric cars in a hot market.
Tesla claims that by the end of 2018, the Nevada factory will assemble more lithium-ion batteries than what were produced globally in 2013.