That's the question being asked now with the huge initial success of the world's biggest battery in South Australia assisting power production on the existing grid.
A big slap in the face for the federal gov as the states go it alone on renewables, proving that renewables are cheaper, clean, more reliable, and faster than fossil fuel power. The thing was up and running in less than 100 days, how long would it have taken to build a coal fired power plant for example?
Tesla’s enormous battery in South Australia is only weeks old, but it’s already responding to power outages in record time.@BenOquist says it’s ‘one of the big success stories of 2017’ pic.twitter.com/AbsdtvkKvt— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) January 1, 2018