With technological advancement and expertise, Tesla founder Elon Musk is currently asking by different world leaders to find solution to combat its growing energy crisis.
Through Twitter post, Musk offer Australia to install 100 to 300 megawatts of battery storage to prevent power outages. He guarantees it can complete the job in 100 days.
Other countries also shows interest over the tech expert’s projection, such as Ukraine and New Zealand, both nations publicly expressed interest in Tesla’s energy storage technology.
According to Musk, Australia’s energy crisis is nothing that can’t be sorted by installing 100 to 300 megawatts of battery storage.
It is clear as of now that he doesn’t have the storage set up just yet, but since Musk has been given the go signal to start building it. Tesla founder is confident that his team can complete it in just 100 days.
It can be remembered that storms across Australia caused serious damage to infrastructure and a series of blackouts throughout the continent. This prompted energy companies to raise their rates to meet demand for electricity in the region.
Some observers underestimate the capability of Tesla to pull off the project on time, we can also remembered that Tesla took on a similar project last year in California.
Even though, the project was only slightly smaller in scale than the one being planned for South Australia, and yet the 80-MW farm intended to provide grid scale power in response to the state’s power shortages was completed in just 90 days.
Meanwhile, Musk’s Twitter promise was applauded by many Australians, including the country’s Prime Minister, Malcom Turnbull, who thanked the Tesla CEO after an in-depth discussion about how energy storage can continue to deliver affordable and reliable electricity.
The Twitter conversation over the energy topics also caught the attention of other countries who are in the middle of dealing with their own energy problems.
Ukranian Twitter users has asked Musk to bring a similar project to their country and inquired as to how much it would cost, to which Musk offered the same figure he quoted for the Australia — $250 per kWh to produce over 100 MWh.
Musk’s reply prompted Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman to discuss the project in further detail.
Meanwhile, in New Zealand, co-founder of agricultural technology firm Acuris Systems Matthew Warner asked Musk if he could visit the country, implying interest for a similar storage project.
Given the interest that world leaders are starting to show for Tesla’s energy storage technology, it certainly seems like Musk’s vision of a future anchored on sustainable and renewable energy sources is definitely within reach.