Elon Musk has said that Tesla can provide enough battery storage to solve the peak power problems, and the batteries can be deployed within 100 days.
In an exchange on Twitter with Australian entrepreneur Mike Cannon-Brookes, Musk said the U.S. electric vehicle and battery giant would deliver the batteries for free if the self-imposed 100-day target is not met.
When Mike Cannon-Brookes, the billionaire founder of tech company Atlassian, asked if Rive was serious, Musk replied on Twitter with the promise.
In terms of cost, Musk quoted $250 per kilowatt hour for the system, adding that the company is "moving to fixed and open pricing and terms for all [its] products". My phone hasn't stopped buzzing.
The Australian government told Reuters they are interested in exploring the offer.
Cannon-Brookes responded, "You're on mate".
Mr Musk pledged on Twitter to install the batteries needed to prevent ongoing blackouts in South Australia and have the situation fixed within 100 days, or "it is free".
"There are potential solutions", the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Nick Harmsen wrote Thursday, predicting that "as market prices continue to increase, more customers will take power into their own hands, and generate or store their own".
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The boss of electric vehicle company Tesla has said that he can solve South Australia's power issues within 100 days.
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In response, Musk reaffirmed Tesla's offer and confirmed the company's system would cost $250/kWh for 100MWh of battery storage - roughly equating to $25m.
In a series of further tweets Mr Cannon-Brookes urged Australia to solve the energy crisis "with software and innovation".
Mr Weatherill said in a statement on Saturday the conversation about the battery proposal was "positive".
Along with producing electric cars, Tesla is growing its battery business.
Because of this, electricity supply doesn't always match up with periods of intense demand, which can lead to blackouts during extreme weather periods such as heatwaves - something Australia is poised to see more of after a record-breaking summer.
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