Tesla Brings Solar Power To South Australia

Tesla Brings Solar Power To South Australia

Solar energy adoption is soon to go mainstream in Southern Australia. A new project is going to power more than 50,000 homes and guess what? Tesla is involved as well. The state of South Australia is closely working together with Musk’s company in the establishment of a decentralized network that is set to reduce electricity costs by 30%.

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Solar energy adoption is soon to go mainstream in Southern Australia. A new project is going to power more than 50,000 homes and guess what? Tesla is involved as well. The state of South Australia is closely working together with Musk’s company in the establishment of a decentralized network that is set to reduce electricity costs by 30%.

All participants in the projects will have solar kits installed in their homes for free. A 5kW solar panel and 13.5kW Tesla Powerwall 2 battery are what each house gets. The project is an ambitious one and is the largest by any means. The virtual power plant should generate 250MW, which equals approximately 20% of the state’s electricity daily consumption.

Each solar kit will power its house and provide electricity during network breakdowns. Furthermore, the excess energy will support the grid and eventually power the state. The authorities expect to see 30% drop in electricity costs in the whole state of South Australia.

Tesla is more than willing to enhance the adoption of its solar systems and it looks like that South Australia is the best destination to do so. The state is notorious for its electricity blackouts and in October 2017 Elon Musk promised to do something about the problem. And his solution was to build a 100MW farm. He promised to let the state have it for free in case Tesla fail to build the farm in 100 days.

Maybe it is not a bad idea to keep an eye on the project because it is unique in many ways. Apart from the reduced electricity costs, it will provide a solution for a region where power woes are common. If it turns successful, we may even start thinking about ditching traditional power stations and replacing them with solar power. Already 1.100 homes are taking part in the pilot and by 2022 the rest 48.900 should join the campaign. Click here to learn more.

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