• Elon Musk wins bet, finishing massive battery installation in 100 days

    24 days ago - By Ars Technica

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    Tesla has completed construction of a massive 100 megawatt, 129 MWh battery installation in South Australia. The new facility boasts the largest megawatt rating for any grid-connected battery installation in the world.
    The project was completed less than two months after the contract was signed on September 29, putting it ahead of schedule. Musk had promised Australian authorities that he would complete the project in 100 days or the project would be free. Musk has said it would cost Tesla "$50 million or more" if the company failed to meet the deadline.
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  • ‘Smart Battery' feature added to Google Pixel devices to more accurately predict battery life

    ‘Smart Battery' feature added to Google Pixel devices to more accurately predict battery life

    24 days ago - By 9to5Google

    I think it's safe to say that one of the most important things in a phone is battery life. You can have the best phone in the world, but that means nothing if it can't last a day. To help you better predict how your battery will perform throughout the day, Google is adding a new ‘smart battery' feature to Pixel devices .
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  • Tesla Built The World's Biggest Battery In Under 100 Days

    Tesla Built The World's Biggest Battery In Under 100 Days

    24 days ago - By Ubergizmo

    Tesla had promised to help South Australia with its energy problems and it has followed through on that promise by building the world's largest battery in under 100 days. The company has built the biggest lithium ion battery in the world in record time. Tesla CEO Elon Musk had tweeted at the time the contract was signed that “100 days from contract signature or it's free.”
    The local state government has sent out a press release confirming that the 100MW battery set has been completed. It's now going to be energised and tested in the coming days. The world's largest lithium ion battery will...
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