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Tesla's Vice President for Energy Products, Lyndon Rive said that Tesla is able to solve South Australia's power woes within 100 days (from contract signature), delivering 100-300 MWh energy storage system.
Well, you have to be careful what you say in public, as there always someone who would like to test how serious enough.
In this case, Australian billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes asked on Twitter:
"Lyndon & @elonmusk - how serious are you about this bet? If I can make the $ happen (& politics), can you guarantee the 100MW in 100 days?"
The response come from Elon Musk, which not only confirmed 100 days deadline, but even offers whole system for free if Tesla fails to deliver:
"@mcannonbrookes Tesla will get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free. That serious enough for you?"
So we have a challenge - energy storage deliveries within 100 days, in a scale of 100+ MWh.
And prices of batteries (from 100+ MWh) are to be fixed globally at $250/kWh excluding shipping and taxes.