World’S Largest Battery Storage Plant Unveiled in California (Download PDF)

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Tesla unveiled the world’s largest battery storage facility. It is situated in California desert and constitutes a significant chunk of global battery storage capacity. Battery storage has been a far more expensive means of meeting demand surges than natural gas, recently.

Mira Loma Battery Storage Project ribbon cutting

Mira Loma Battery Storage Project Ribbon Cutting

Mira Loma Battery Storage Project ribbon cutting

Highlights

  • Tesla Motor Inc. and Southern California Edison have jointly launched the project.
  • It seems perfect answer to our energy issues.
  • When clean energy projects produce more electricity than utility needs, it can now be stores and utilized during peak hours.
  • The new plant will serve multiple purposes.
  • Factory components comprised of as many as 16, 000 lithium-ion battery cells, will charge themselves using the power from the main grid.
  • The batteries can store up to 80 megawatt hours it is enough energy to power 15, 000 homes for four hours.
  • The plant consists of 396 Tesla power packs.
  • It was installed in just 94 days.
  • This facility will allow Tesla to draw more on clean energies like solar and wind power.
  • The facility would reduce dependence on fossil fuels for generating energy

About Tesla

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Logo Tesla Motors

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  • Tesla, Inc. is an American automaker and energy storage company
  • Headquarters: Palo Alto, California, United States
  • CEO: Elon Musk
  • Founders: JB Straubel, Martin Eberhard, Ian Wright, Elon Musk, Marc Tarpenning
  • Subsidiaries: SolarCity

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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