Elon Musk Proposed To Solve Australia’s Energy Crisis in 100 Days or It’s Free
South Australia is going through an energy crisis at the moment, as prices continue to surge and local companies are struggling and failing to meet the public demand. These problems arose, due in large part to environmental and climate-change related issues, as storms last year led to wide blackouts and the closing of numerous ports and public transports, many businesses and up to a fifth of all of the population in the state.
Elon Musk seems to not shy away from making these kinds of announcements, primarily because he also usually delivers. This is just one of the latest of his declarations, promising the Australian government that he can solve their energy crisis within 100 days, or the whole project will be free.
With this in mind, Lyndon Rive, co-founder of SolarCity said that they are capable of installing from 100 to 300 megawatt per hour battery storage, capable of solving South Australia’s energy crisis. And even though he doesn’t have the 300 MWh ready to go, he said that he can certainly get them in the required time.
Mike Cannon-Brookes, CEO of Atlassian, tweeted whether the two are serious about the offer.
Will it Happen?
When Cannon-Brookes is concerned, he asked for seven days in order to raise up the necessary funding and sort out the politics, at which point he also asked Musk to bring forth the sum necessary for a 100MW battery. Now, according to Musk, it will cost about $250 per kWh to produce over 100 MWh, and that he’s confident he can have it up and running within 100 days from signing the contract.
Now, it’s all up to Cannon-Brookes to secure all the paperwork and bureaucracy in order to get the project underway and put a stop to the energy crisis happening at the moment in Australia. If it will happen, Elon Musk certainly has the reputation of keeping with his promises. Last year, for instance, he took on a similar project in California where he installed a similar, 80 MW farm that was completed in 90 days.