Elon Musk, not known to be the subtle kind who passes up the opportunity to make headlines, has more reasons to smile as the Tesla-made Lithium-Ion battery installed in South Australia makes another world record.
The Li-Ion battery recently broke the world record for having the capacity of 100 megawatts capacity, which is reported to be more than three times bigger than the next biggest battery. A world record in by itself, in addition to the fact Tesla installed it at a world breaking record time.
Musk boasted on Twitter that if Tesla could install the 100 megawatts battery in South Australia under just 100 days. Failure to which, he will foot the $50 million bill by himself. Tesla beat its own (Elon Musk set) record, with over a week to spare.
Now up and running for about a week, the Tesla-made battery has broken yet another world record. Last week, the battery, which was installed as a power backup plan in the event of a blackout, bounced into action after just 140 milliseconds after a power plant in the neighboring Victoria state failed.
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