Tesla Has Built the World’s Biggest Battery in Just 100 Days

Biggest Battery of the World Was Built by Tesla in Just 100 Days

Tesla has built the world’s biggest battery which is three times bigger than any other. The 100 MV battery facility will ultimately power 30,000 homes. South Australia got the world’s biggest battery in just a record time of 100 days. “The completion of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in record time shows that a sustainable, effective energy solution is possible,” a company spokesperson said in a statement. “South Australia is now leading the world in dispatchable renewable energy, delivered to homes and businesses 24/7,” Jay Weatherill, South Australia’s premier, said in a statement. Systems like the one in Australia will also need to contain inverters to convert the DC power that’s stored in the batteries to AC, which is used in the electrical net. “It starts with the individual cell,” says Mark Tholke, the chief development officer of Advanced Microgrid Solutions, which are small enough to “hold in your hand.” They are the fundamental building block of a battery, and in this case, the cells are a model called 2170, and made in a giant Tesla facility in Nevada called the Gigafactory. Each single cell is less than 3 inches long. When the battery is charging, positively-charged battery transfer from one electrode, called the cathode, to the other, known as the anode, through an electrolyte solution in the battery cell. Tholke, of Advanced Microgrid Solutions, says that huge batteries like this can play an important role in mitigating the fact that with renewable power generation, the wind doesn’t always blow and the sun doesn’t always shine. “We think that these batteries are a key part of the energy transition to a lower-carbon energy system,” Tholke says. “The batteries just have amazing flexibility, and the prices have come down so dramatically in recent years.”

Tesla Has Built the World’s Biggest Battery in Just 100 Days
Tesla Has Built the World’s Biggest Battery in Just 100 Days

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