Elon Musk Finishes World’s Biggest Battery In Less Than 100 Days… – Eco Snippets

Elon Musk Finishes World’s Biggest Battery In Less Than 100 Days…

Elon Musk Finishes World’s Biggest Battery In Less Than 100 Days...

In March 2017, the State Government announced its Energy Plan, with the objective of delivering cleaner, more affordable and more reliable energy to South Australians. This plan included building the nation’s largest battery, to store renewable energy and have back up power for when needed.

In July, following a competitive process, French renewable energy company Neoen and US sustainable energy company Tesla, were awarded the contract to deliver the project, which would be the world’s largest lithium ion battery and installed near Jamestown.

Now South Australia is set to have back-up power in place this summer through the world’s largest lithium ion battery, which is set to be energised for the first time in the coming days as it enters a phase of regulatory testing.

Tesla Powerpacks, connected to Neoen’s Hornsdale windfarm, have now been fully installed on site, with the testing phase ensuring the battery is optimised and meets AEMO and South Australian Government requirements. Throughout this testing period, the battery will be providing system security services to South Australia…

Elon Musk Finishes World’s Biggest Battery In Less Than 100 Days...

Premier Jay Weatherill will join representatives from Neoen, Tesla and Consolidated Power Projects next week to officially launch the battery, which has put South Australia and Jamestown on the map as a world leader in renewable energy with battery storage.



As Premier Jay Weatherill put its…

While others are just talking, we are delivering our energy plan, making South Australia more self-sufficient, and providing back up power and more affordable energy for South Australians this summer.

The world’s largest lithium ion battery will be an important part of our energy mix, and it sends the clearest message that South Australia will be a leader renewable energy with battery storage.

An enormous amount of work has gone in to delivering this project in such a short time, and I look forward to visiting Jamestown next week to personally thank those who have worked on this project.

Elon Musk Finishes World’s Biggest Battery In Less Than 100 Days...

The battery has put South Australia and Jamestown on the map as a world leader in renewable energy with battery storage. The Batteries are set to start operating on December 1 and are estimated to have cost at least $50 million. (via Govt South Australia)

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Boooo! Horrible man ruining an awesome mans name by adding a price tag, should be put down like the rest of the greed mongers!

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    You think people should be murdered for putting themselves first?

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    I think ppl using designs from a man that was making free energy and wifi for the world and profiting off of it should be wiped off the planet for sure

    If you don’t like the fact that it was made to better the human race then you shouldn’t use the tech, give it to someone who will actually achieve Tesla’s dreams and not do exactly what he didn’t want to happen

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    Nicola didn’t design the Lithium battery . Are you high ?

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    Maybe so but Elon musk started off with getting Tesla’s designs and then selling it which isn’t right not to mention to use the name Tesla, huge insult to the great mind

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    Eileen MacKenzie Edison sole Telsa’s designs not Elon Musk. Nikola Telsa didn’t have access to Internet so he didn’t invent wifi. He wanted to make power free which is true but Elon Musk is about helping people reach the goal of having power be free with his solar roof and power wall. So do you know what you are talking about in actuality? Because energy needs to be generated from somewhere and Telsa’s original telsa coil technology and other ideas to do so limitlessly was lost.

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    You idiot he didn’t get any designs that weren’t public accessible. Lol ? and he didn’t sell anything . He just started a revolutionary electronics company with a brilliant name to match .
    Why are you so butt hurt over nothing

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    I’m mad cause using his name for profit is an insult to a mind that wanted to better the human race without the price tag now when ppl say Tesla they think of this tool Elon and not the truely awesome mind of Tesla himself and it’s so sad cause we are all about $ instead of what men like Tesla stood for

    It’s not about being an idiot or whatever other name you can come up with, it’s about having a different perspective, and greed is the human races down fall so cut it out like a tumor

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    You sure have issues . Elon was a multi millionaire before he started with Tesla . The fact he builds off grid power systems and electric cars and trucks to free people from grid tie is enough to show he is a great man . Let’s not even bother with his space exploration .
    Elon has done and will do more for mankind then Tesla ever did . And he sure won’t die poor

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    Let me guess . You drive a petrol car and your electricity comes from the grid ? Elon could help you there

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    If he was truely making a difference then he would have abolished our currently way of doing things but he’s not… he’s charging ppl up the ass for his products, that’s not bettering man kind that’s hindering it from growing

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    Of course he sells his products . That’s how you run a Business . You wouldn’t be in business long if you have stuff away .
    You sure do have a few screws loose

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    And it comes back to if he wants to use a great mans name for the face of his products then he should use a name that didn’t want to better the human race for zero dollars

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So the lithium mines made a fortune tesla made a fortune and the SA people have big arse battery that will run one medium sized town for 3hrs.

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    Better than letting coal mine made a fortune, and brighter future for the next generation

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    Ou Ye you really are stupid aren’t you

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    So it will run the state for 5 minutes

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    Two and a half minutes by my count, as SA has 675 thousand households, and they claim it will power 30,000 for an hour. It’s hard to tell though, since all the stupid news stories quote it as a hundred megawatt battery, but don’t say how many megawatt-hours it holds. South Australia’s peak demand is about 2,300 MW in winter and 3,000 in summer. So if you’re relying on wind and batteries, no gas or coal, and you have a week of calm, you’ll need a hell of a lot more of the world’s largest batteries. Plus they don’t usually last too long if you discharge them right down all the time.

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Estimated to have cost 50 million at least. And how long is the warranty period?

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Brilliant! and he repowered a children’s hospital in Puerto Rico during that time period too? K

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Lawrence Loeffler

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Seriously… is this an Ecosnippet? A businessman using more fossil fuels than anyone with his grand plans for Mars, burning off millions and billions worth of natural resources in their testing for his various narcissistic projects. I’ll tell you what, by the time he’s done, we’d better hope Mars is habitable.

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Ali Fromader Schultz for Matt Schultz

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bet he still looses the remote like the rest of us

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Elon musk is no great who is fooling the world with his evil intentions like Rockefellers to exploit Earth’s natural resources in an ave to believe the world he is changing the future

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Why does Ecosnippets hold this twat in such high regard? Dig a little and you will find this guy out… He is a self serving fraud! Like Spacex!

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he’s just another business man trying to make as much money as he can

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Keep up the good work Elon.

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Does it work???

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Just waiting for him to make an ironman suit ?

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It’s pretty friggin dumb to make a giant lithium battery.
Lithium is for portable tiny batteries.
If u have the square footage, it’s economical and environmentally friendly to make a salt battery.
This is a waste of money and resources and a waste of lithium.
Also, bad for the environment

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You mean his employees?

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Been running for half a year now this old. News. It works it saves a lot of money and it paid it self back months ago

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Elon Musk is really awesome, but I still don’t care much for pay pal.

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When will my power wall be delivered?

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Fuck this union busting piece of pig shit

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Musk is sadly something of a crazy person.

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    Hunanity has an astounding capacity for mixing crazy and brilliant

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hydrogin, fly weels, salt

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Engineers and scientists built larger lithium battery for rich (shes with me cuz im funny) musk.

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Very old news.

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Does Elon Musk really do the work, or just fund it and claim all the credit?

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paid someone to design, build and place it, did very little work himself, how come we celebrate sociopaths and psychopath billionaires that really only do shit for themselves? where did he source the materials? what war torn countries recently invaded did those materials come from?

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    Leigh Sunders The battery is connect to a wind farm enabling higher usage of renewable energy in the south Australian grid. He has also made electric cars popular and now half of Europe is banning the sale of ICE cars in the next 10-15 years. What have you done to promote and enable renewable energy? FYI the largest exporter of lithium is Australia, where we mine it in open pits in the Western Australian desert.

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    i have my own 12 volt recharable system for my devices, cut the bill by about 30%, its portable, and when i was living on the road out of my car for 3 months (did a tour of Aus this time last year) it did everything from recharge camera batteries, run the laptop, light the camp site, etc. What annoys me is the surpressed battery technology. These batteries they use, are not new designs, and yet again, its a system designed to provide a pipe line of wealth to someone who is already wealthy. I have seen some devices and batteries over the years, like one in the mid 80s that was completely recyclable, held a long charge, (recharable), like incredibly long charge, and made almost completely out of glass. it vanished off the market and out of sight. So we know its a scam. We know we have had windmills since the 1930s (5kw windmills were reported in popular mechanics back then). Nothing about this is “green”. nothing about this will remove a meter off your house, or stop you endlessly wage slaving to pay for something, that should be a human right, and not privitized so billionaires can become richer billionaires. if you cant see this for what it is, then the system of brain washing is complete and effective. tired of this debt slave game, aren’t you?

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    Leigh Sunders Tesla literally sells powerwalls that you can take your house off grid in conjunction with solar panels.

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    Have a look at what you can do with the 18650 type lithium battery. i have been using them for about 5 years, ideal for building home made power “bricks” (aka walls) , power Ecycles, recharge devices, etc. they are basically used in laptops, emergency radios, some head lamps, vapes, etc.. kits out there now so you dont have to soldier them together anymore, (makes it real easy for extracting “dead” or damaged cells).

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    18650 cells are what Tesla uses for powerwalls and their cars. There are something like 17000 of them under the floor of the car.

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    yes, nothing new.. hobbists have been using them for a while, you asked what i had been doing 😉 remember? not just me, lot of people setting up their own powerbanks and maintaining them . Local friend of mine built an Ebike for his daughter using them as its main “swapable” battery pack. it goes so fast its technically illegal (adult daughter i might add). take a look on Youtube. lot of people are mixing up technology, hydroxie on demand boosters for cars, using old wood gas technology combining both so you have a vehicle that doesnt run on petrol… which unties you from the fuel monopoly, unfortunately.. always the battery.. how do we untie ourselves from those? how do we make a home bake version from basic materials, rather than something designed to give us 1000-5000 recharges.. where is the battery thats indefinate? the one you buy or build once? even if it exists.. its not going to be put on the market as long as this debt wage tax slavery, planet wide continues. Its unfortunate, and insane that so many things are engineered to fail, (to continue the consumer system) with a limite supply of resources on the planet. Logically we should be using the best of the best, 100% sustainably recycled, non toxic, etc. instead we are doing some real damage, and just excepting this insanity. Take a look at the battle (and work) that Tesla (the actual N.Tesla, not the stolen name labled company riding his name) did. The man was offering public operations of a remote control boat in New York park 2 years before marconni claimed the radio patient. Which was returned to him years later. before this he was asked how he felt about it, and simply said “well we have to let him have something don’t we?” lol. Anyways, Nic T figured out things that are the basis for so much of our technology today, when you realize he figured out wireless power, and how to use towers to transmit it (for free) and how once the manopolists worked out what was happening, destroyed him financially and his operations, robbed him blind (westinghouse). and then when he died, the U.S government pocketed his paperwork and much of his technology. I laughed when i saw the demonstration of “recharing a phone” wirelessly.. he worked that out a 100 years ago. thats what gives me the shits, its not new technology. why are they selling you a phone that cost 30 bucks to make, uses rare materials mined by 3rd world children, a limited supply, for almost a 1000 bucks, that lasts a year or so, expecting you to buy another one within 6 months.. insanity. and we have all got front row seats to it. Meanwhile we do what we can, while watching the “show”. and do as little damage as wel can.

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I’m not impressed with him

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    this game of worshiping the wealthy “elite” is wearing thin, espeically when you see the bigger picture, and how their “success” is always built upon slavery, suffering and exploitation. then they look at you, and go “well its your own fault, you weren’t ruthless enough or born wealthy”.

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    May Santiago yeah who could be impressed with someone trying to make the world a better place.

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Correction: Musk doesn’t DO anything. Musk just throws money at things.

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This story is over a year old.

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    Most things these guys post is old news

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How’s this eco friendly! How much of earth’s resources have been dug up by low paid workers, how much CO2 has been produced trucking and shipping the materials around the planet? The better solution is an energy storage and delivery system based on hydrogen with oxygen split and recombined from the air, similar to how we breathe, but he doesn’t get this… probably because he’s already invested too much into his solution.

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    So we shouldn’t build renewables at all unless it can be done green from start to end? How does the first one get built? Chicken and the egg scenario.

    Also, splitting hydrogen from oxygen costs more than the energy gained.

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    John McGrath depends what you mean by renewable? A hydrogen economy based on storing energy from renuable sources is less damaging to the environment than building lithium / cobalt battery “mountains”?

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    Chris Clews who is stopping u from developing such things ?? Elon argued that electric cars r future but no one listened so he went ahead and setup his own company and now he is proving every one wrong …..u should follow this footsteps rather than criticizing him.

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Is the battery to power his big head?

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Awesome. I didn’t realise HE finished it so much as his company! Get a sense out f reality. The guy isn’t Steve Jobs.

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Such butthurt from people over Elon, jeez!
Let scientists to the innovation and let entrepreneurs do the project planning/management ffs.

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I’d delete this one guys. It’s over a year old and already has a terrible track record. Australia shut down a number of traditional coal fired power stations without a plan b. This was herald as a great solution. Last month, at peak power usage, the battery kicked in, ran for a couple of hours, went flat and the small percentage of a small city it was running lost power. The ‘temporary’ diesel generators were turned in instead creating very expensive energy and very high carbon emissions… this is a terrible example of a renewable future.

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    It has a brilliant track record. South Australia’s power delivery has been more stable than ever before since installation of this battery.

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    Katy Jane hahaha no it hasn’t hahaha

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This was very big news when it happened. The battery has been operational and working extremely well for long enough to establish it has been an unmitigated success. Take it easy on our tall poppies and visionaries, guys. Shades of beige ain’t gonna get us out of our big mess.

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With “Musk” I assume you mean his bloody engineers and other workers.

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    Richard Ash Berglind no he’s not Steve jobs. He actually works with his team

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    And insane 80+ hrs a week, but sure he’s some hack

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Are you sure this is news on 9/2/19??

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No no… his workers finished it… not him

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