Tesla helps build world’s biggest “virtual power plant”
Tesla already put together the world’s largest lithium battery in Australia now it’s trying for another record. South Australia plans to equip 50,000 homes with solar panels and Tesla battery storage units, connecting them to a grid to create a “virtual power plant.” Virtual power plants obtain energy from multiple energy sources which helps South Australia because they need need a reliable source of energy from frequent power outages and shortages. The system will be able to monitor data from the network or solar panels and batteries in order to provide reliable energy. The project is set to take 4 years and once it is completed it will help South Australia’s 1.7 million residents who suffer from power outages.