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Source: Tesla

Tesla Is Already Halfway Done Building World's Biggest Battery

By Brian Spaen

Tesla is on schedule to complete their battery storage facility at a 100-megawatt wind farm in South Australia. In fact, company CEO Elon Musk revealed at an event in Jamestown last Friday that the team was already halfway done with the project. This comes at the very beginning of the 100-day countdown.

In the summer, Tesla announced that they would be creating the world’s biggest battery bank at the Hornsdale Wind Farm in South Australia. The facility will have a capacity of 100 megawatts and 129 megawatt-hours. At the time, Musk said that the project would be completed in 100 days or they would do it for free, meaning the company could lose around $50 million.

Tesla had a head start on the battery storage project as the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) only approved the project last week. That means the countdown technically starts now, but Tesla is already halfway done with the project. Batteries have already been constructed at their gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada.