Australia is about to find out whether a tweet storm can result in real change.
Tesla founder Elon Musk made some big promises about renewable energy battery storage in the state of South Australia on Twitter Friday — that the company could build 100 megawatts of capacity in 100 days or its money back, to be precise — and now the government is giving him the chance to prove it.
On Tuesday, the South Australian government announced it would fund a grid-connected battery project to provide the state with 100 megawatts of storage as part a wide-ranging energy plan. The government will also create a $150 million fund to support renewable energy projects.
At a press conference, the state's premier, Jay Weatherill, said that while a range of providers have spoken to the government about battery projects, Musk would be "directly invited" to participate in the tender process.
Today South Australia is taking charge of our energy future. Find out more: https://t.co/nZMuYIdVLE
— Jay Weatherill (@JayWeatherill) March 14, 2017
A Tesla spokesperson said the company would work with stakeholders over the coming days on "how best to deliver on this exciting opportunity."
"Tesla are excited by the enthusiasm shown by stakeholders in the Australian e
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