Australian leaders pledge funds for energy storage after billionaire Tweet bet

0 Posted by - 17th March 2017 - Technology
A battery installation like the one on San Diego Gas & Electric's grid in southern California could be in store for Australia.

A battery installation like the one on San Diego Gas & Electric’s grid in southern California could be in store for Australia.

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Late last week, Atlassian founder Mike Cannon-Brookes tweeted at fellow billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk asking for details about Tesla’s Powerpacks. The Powerpacks are utility-grade lithium-ion battery installations that Tesla sells in addition to electric cars. Musk responded publicly with a price—$250 per kWh for a 100MWh installation, or $25 million (about $A33 million) before taxes and labor. The CEO added that he could install the system in 100 days or the batteries would be free.

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