Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Australia's worlds biggest battery already exceeding expectations


Elon Musk's world's biggest battery built in South Australia is already  responding to outages in electricity production from fossil fuel sources in record time. It appears to be much more reliable, cheaper, and quicker than coal fired power stations can compete with. So stick that in your coal fired pipe RWNJ's and smoke it :)
Less than a month after Tesla unveiled a new backup power system in South Australia, the world's largest lithium-ion battery is already being put to the test. And it appears to be far exceeding expectations: In the past three weeks alone, the Hornsdale Power Reserve has smoothed out at least two major energy outages, responding even more quickly than the coal-fired backups that were supposed to provide emergency power. 

Tesla's battery last week kicked in just 0.14 seconds after one of Australia's biggest plants, the Loy Yang facility in the neighboring state of Victoria, suffered a sudden, unexplained drop in output, according to the International Business Times. And the week before that, another failure at Loy Yang prompted the Hornsdale battery to respond in as little as four seconds — or less, according to some estimates — beating other plants to the punch. State officials have called the response time “a record,” according to local media. The Washington Post