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Worlds biggest battery

Worlds biggest battery

There are some candidates...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/3312118/Worlds-biggest-battery-swi...
http://www.forbes.com/sites/uciliawang/2011/10/27/worlds-largest-lithium...
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-01/china-builds-worlds-larges...

The way read it is 40 MWh, 36 MWh, 32 MWh.

The 40 MWh in Alaska weighs in at 1300 tons.

For comparison : Tesla builds 500 batteries a week between 60 kWh and 85 kWh. Weight approx 500 kg.

So Tesla puts on the road every week somewhere between 30 MWh and 42.5 MWh ( roughly 250 tons ) in battery storage. In a week Tesla about matches the worlds largest battery.

Or in 12 month between 1.5 GWh and 2.1 GWh.

Dear Model S owners I would say we are sitting on the worlds largest battery.

Amazing...

SamO | 8 June 2013

When are we going to be able to tie our batteries to the grid (through solar city or others) to generate some $$$ from our car?

This would be a wonderful reward for all Tesla owners.

Cattledog | 9 June 2013

Samo - Maybe that's what sitting under our nose!?!

SamO | 9 June 2013

Cattle - that would be phenomenal. Better than swap. Or ultrcapacitor. Or metal-air.

Brian H | 9 June 2013

Samo;
That could only work if you're time-shifting (charging at night, selling during the day). Or filling with (direct or indirect) solar. You'd do far better renting the car a day or two a month with getaround.com, or SLT.