15 Mar '17, 7pm

Tesla will kill the duck in Australia in 100 days or it's free

Tesla will kill the duck in Australia in 100 days or it's free

Australia has a ton of sun, but a ridiculously volatile electrical distribution system that depends on old coal fired power stations. The spot prices for wholesale electricity have varied between a high of $13,440/MWh to Minus $146.29/MWh. They are having power outages as 40°C (104°F) temperatures increase demand enough to melt down the system. © Ravinder Soin, Midnight Energy Not only that, more and more people are putting solar on their roofs, creating an Australian duck curve. And one of the best ways to kill the duck curve is storage. @mcannonbrookes Tesla will get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free. That serious enough for you? — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 10, 2017 Enter our hero, Elon Musk, who bet (in a tweet, yet) that he could help solve the problem by delivering a 100MW within 100 days – or it’s free. David Fickling o...

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