Tesla to build world's largest 300 megawatt battery in Australia
Jan 05, 2021
Alternative energy sources are becoming more common every year. And the question of the accumulation of surplus generated energy and its use during hours when, for example, solar panels are not able to generate electricity, becomes more and more acute.
For storage, a variety of options are used, but the installation of lithium-ion storage batteries is still considered the most effective.
Just such a "mega" battery was going to be installed in the Australian state of Victoria and entered into a partnership with the notorious Tesla company.
New battery and its features
The new installation with a capacity of 300 megawatts, which will be able to accumulate up to 450 megawatt-hours.
This complex, officially named the Victorian Big Battery Megapack, will be built near Geelong, 70 km southwest of Melbourne.
This is three times more powerful battery for a minute than the previously erected battery from the same Tesla company, built in Hornslade, South Australia (the most powerful storage battery at the time with an initial capacity of 100 megawatts).
This area was chosen for a reason, but because of its rather good location. The rather expensive project itself will be paid for by the French company Neoen, which is just specializes in renewable energy sources and already has experience in managing the largest solar station in Australia.
Despite the initial substantial costs, the price of electricity for local residents should even be reduced.
The success of the new project will allow us to swing at even more ambitious projects, and it is quite possible that in the near future we will see the first storage battery with a capacity of at least 1 TerraWatt.
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