Elon Musk and Neoen are collaborating on the supersized sequel to Tesla’s existing battery farm in South Australia. The Hornsdale Power Reserve has been a huge success , and the new battery is multiple times larger. The renewable future will include a variety of sources to cover all times of day and conditions. After the undeniable success of Elon Musk’s battery farm , the Tesla head honcho and the government of Victoria, Australia are following it up by building a new, much larger, 300-megawatt battery farm . ➡ You like Elon Musk. So do we. Let’s nerd out over his creations together. As a refresher, in 2016, South Australia experienced a near total blackout after a crazy storm brought 80,000 lightning strikes and at least two tornadoes to the area. When a politician blamed the blackouts on the push for renewable energy, Musk and Tesla bet they could power the area with the company’s PowerPacks within 100 days—and did it in 60. In just two years, the Neoen -owned Hornsdale Power Reserve —literally a facility full of PowerPacks that receives and stores energy from nearby wind and solar farms—has worked as advertised, saving South Australia more than $100 million […]

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