Tesla’s massive 50,000-Powerwall virtual power plant project gets green light from new South Australian government
Instead of being a large centralized battery system using Tesla’s Powerpacks, the new project is using Tesla’s residential battery system, the Powerwall, to create decentralized energy storage, which basically results in creating a massive virtual power plant.
This is great news for South Australia. It could technically result in almost 100,000 home battery packs deployed in the state over the next few years.
van Holst Pellekaan called it “a mass adoption of home batteries”: “This is a complicated task — I don’t think that anyone has attempted to do what we’re about to do at this scale relative to population and market size.”
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