Without a doubt, Tesla is one of the world’s most ambitious renewable energy companies. It makes electric cars, solar panels camouflaged on the roofs, and has also gone to great lengths to make high-performance batteries.
The American company has announced the start-up of what it claims to be the world’s largest lithium-ion battery storage plant. It is an effort to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. This plant avoids electricity shortages, provides clean energy and reduces greenhouse gases.
The facility is located in Ontario, California and consists of 396 Tesla Powerpacks (cabinet-sized batteries with a total output of 20 MW), spread over 1.5 hectares, with the capacity to store 80 megawatt hours of electricity, enough to power over 2,500 homes per day or 15,000 homes for up to 4 hours.
The system is designed to charge batteries when there is more renewable energy on demand, ultimately allowing consumers to use clean energy during peak hours.
California is poised to have a super abundance of energy during the day, when solar panels generate electricity, but supply decreases with the sun, precisely as demand increases as residents return home. and increasingly recharging their electric cars. .
The factory was built in record time, barely three months. With its capacity of 80 MWh, it will help the state’s electricity grid to balance peaks in electricity demand with renewable energy production.
California has become the seat of the most ambitious energy storage projects, with 15% of the world’s capacity.
California is undertaking major green energy projects to combat climate change. The state has set a target of producing up to 50% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
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