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  • Monday, February 5, 2018

    Tesla and Aussies To Build The World’s Biggest Virtual Power Plant

    Solar power and Tesla batteries will create the world’s largest “virtual power plant” in Australia

    Akshat Rathi, February 5, 2018 (Quartz)

    “…[In the state of South Australia,] about 1,000 homes in public housing will receive Tesla batteries connected to solar panels installed on rooftops. The government will own the equipment, and residents will pay for the usage as they did before. Those who don’t consume all the energy produced by their solar panels can feed it back to the grid, and those who consume more can take extra from the grid…[Where South Australia’s program differs from similar subsidized programs around the world] helping users cut their energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint…[is that] the state will open up the program to 50,000 homes…[T]he state would have, in effect, a distributed power plant that can produce 250 MW of power from rooftop solar panels and store 650 MWh of energy in Tesla batteries…[By 2021, it] will be the world’s largest virtual power plant…” click here for more

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