Elon Musk’s Tesla will build what it says is the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in South Australia to store renewable power and prevent blackouts in the power grid. Tesla’s battery will store energy from French energy company Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown and deliver electricity during peak hours to South Australia’s grid, it said. The battery will help solve power shortages and manage summertime peak load to improve the reliability of South Australia’s electrical infrastructure, Tesla said. Set to be completed in December, it will help provide power to more than 30,000 homes.
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