Tesla Powers Up Down Under

Oi! That new battery’s got a bit of a Musk about it. Australia, the world’s largest coal exporter, is now also home to the world’s biggest battery for wind and solar energy.

Tesla, looking to show its dual capabilities as an automotive company and as an energy company, completed the US football field-sized project ahead of schedule, following Elon Musk’s bold promises to bring the technology to South Australia several months ago via Twitter. The battery is capable of powering 30,000 homes and is hoped to be a solution for a blackout-prone region that otherwise favors fossil fuels. 

To read the story from the New York Times, click here.


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