Tag: Elon Musk

Renewable sector concerned over Australia’s green energy push

Renewable sector concerned over Australia’s green energy push

Elon Musk has accepted that Australia must be cautious over its transition to renewables, stating that developers of wind and solar energy farms are not meeting industry standards. The French clean energy company Neoen, which has work alongside Musk’s Tesla on a battery farm in South Australia, has reiterated concerns […]

Obama official slams battery plants

Obama official slams battery plants

Professor Steven Chu, a former Obama-era energy secretary, has said that battery plants are too expensive to be used for long term energy needs, due to their lack of storage capacity. The Nobel laureate said that Elon Musk’s lithium-ion battery in South Australia had cost 40 times the amount it […]

Musk announces “risky” South Australia emergency battery

Musk announces “risky” South Australia emergency battery

Elon Musk has announced a joint venture with French utility Neoen to construct the largest lithium battery in the world in South Australia. Musk described the project as “risky” and said that South Australia was taking a “risk” in the battery plan. The 100 MW or 129MWh battery will be […]