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It seems that things are once again moving faster
than the anticipated with alternative energy technology.
Wind and solar power are great,
but the main issue of these forms of power generation was
storing energy for later use, until now.
Tesla Energy and Elon Mask have been making headlines in recent weeks.
Do you put in a faith that many analysis thoughts would be eased away?
In this video, we’ll take a look at what’s been going on.
In early March, Tesla Energy turned on the switch
for a huge solar farm and energy storage facility
that will help power the Hawaii Island of Kauai.
In Hawaii, the electric car maker Tesla
is powering up its plans for energy storage.
In fact, its industrial battery pack is now helping a utility in Hawaii,
generating enough electricity for entire island.
We’re able to show that we can directly absorb solar power
through the day into its batteries and then discharge it back at night.
And stablize it even though we might have clouds coming over
or even though it might not line up directly
with when people want to use the energy.
This can solve that problem.
For those of you who are into your facts,
the Kauai Island is where the Lilo & Stitch movies took place,
and it also features in over 70 Hollywood films.
Anyway, Tesla’s farm is the first utility scale solar energy system
in the United States that can meet electricity demand even at night.
It’s one of the biggest battery systems on the planet.
The project tests 55,000 solar panels and 272 Tesla Powerpacks.
These can provide 52 MWh of storage
and will 13 MW of power for the grid.
So, why Hawaii?
Apart from being a sunny location,
Hawaii has no pipeline running to it.
So to get power, currently barrels of fuel have to be shipped in.
This makes oil expensive for the island.
The idea is that with solar and battery storage,
they’ll have to ship in less oil,
meaning that they save money.
The company encharge the island’s energy utilities
who purchase power from Tesla’s farm
and set cost of 13.9 cent per kWh.
This is less than the current cost of oil for Hawaii.
Tesla Energy isn’t just starting working in Hawaii though.
In Southern California, 396 Tesla batteries have been installed
to suck up excess electricity from the grid during the day
并在电力需求量较高的时候 尤其是晚间 将电能反向供回电网
and feed it back into the grid as needed, especially at night.
This battery’s to charge a phone, flash lights
and run all kinds of electronic gadgets, right?
But how about powering up your home?
These large-weight boxes don’t look like much,
but Southern California Edison said that they could change
the way home owners get their energy in the future.
It’s technology that wasn’t there before,
and we’re now ready to deploy it where it’s needed, locations where it works.
The Tesla Battery System which can power 1,500 homes for more than 4 hours
was actually part of emergency response.
The emergency arose because it was projected that California would have energy shortages
due to a leak at natural gas storage facility.
In California, 18 nulear plants have been closed or phased out,
putting even more pressure on utilities to find other ways to feed the grid.
Utility executive said that energy storage is the natural solution.
The California battery plant came on line in late January.
So this event may not seem like much to many people out there,
but this feat serves as a power precedent.
这一案例表明 电力系统中 蓄电池设备完全可以代替常规发电站
It shows that utilities can actually use battery systems to replace conventional power plants.
This recent progress has even taken seasoned professionals by complete surprise.
Michael J. Picker 加州公共事业委员会主任
Michael J. Picker, president of the California Public Utilities Commission,
in response to the Tesla Systems, states
“我一直以为 即便到2020年 蓄电池产业的前景仍会十分有限
“I have relatively limited expectations for the battery industry before 2020.
I thought that it was not really accelerate and begin to penetrate the electric grid
or transportation world for a while to come.
Once again, technology is clearly moving faster than we can regulate.”
The whole battery system was manufactured by Tesla,
shipped, installed and ready for operation in 3 months.
All the batteries, cooling, safety systems and other equipment
are packed inside the casings, ready to load onto delivery trucks.
It’s almost a plug-and-play system.
The Lithium battery packs come from Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada.
The factory is able to set 100 Boeing 747s,
and it is one of the biggest buildings on Earth.
The Gigafactory will soon also make Tesla Energy the single biggest bettery manufacturer on Earth.
The large economy of scale makes all the difference here.
It’s the reason why this kind of thing can be done now,
and hasn’t been done before.
Many would argue that producing all of these batteries is damaging to the environment.
But of course, this issue has really been taken into consideration.
The batteries are recycled by Tesla once they being decommissioned.
Right now, new batteries are built from raw materials that come in via rail,
straight into the factory for optimum efficiency and minimum waste.
In other words, it’s pretty much closed to a manufacturing system,
the mother of all vertical integration structures.
Another core thing about the Tesla power packs is that they’re extremely scalable.
So you could buy one to power your business or
look up a few hundred to run an island or even a state.
此外 特斯拉预备将该技术拓展至全加州 全美 甚至全世界
Tesla Energy will expand operations into other areas of California, America and even overseas.
One such place that’s being proposed is South Australia.
So why South Australia?
Well, in September 26, South Australia suffered a state-wide blackout
as infrastructure was damaged during a storm.
Good evening. The cause of the blackout, which plunged more than 100,000 Southern and South Australian homes
and businesses into darkness, remains a mystery.
Night suddenly becoming even darker at 10:30 last night,
110,000 homes and businesses were blacked out until the early hours.
Traffic lights dangerously dimmed from above.
We were a city divided in two.
We thought that was just fast then we looked at the street
even in shopping center everything’s gone.
We’re now sure, exactly sure. We know what happened.
We’re just not sure why.
150 MW of power was being supplied from Victoria last night.
Cocerns now just how much of impact the loss of Port Augusta’s Alinta power station
will have when it closes by March.
此外 由于热浪来袭 而电量供不应求
Recently, there was another blackout due to a heat wave
because there wasn’t enough power to meet demand.
Elon Mask proposed that he could fix out Australia’s power issues
by installing an 80 MWh power pack, like he did in southern California.
The deal is as follows.
The energy problem will be solved to the Tesla Battery System within 100 days.
否则 特斯拉将免费提供该系统 不收取任何费用
If this doesn’t happen, South Australia gets the system for free.
Mask himself has a big vision for stationary energy storage.
He states that
“If something I think will probably be as big as the car business long term,
it will actually have a growth rate properly several times that of what the car business is per year.
The growth in stationary storage is really underappreciated.
It’s a super exponential growth rate.”
OK. So this all sounds well and good.
But before we get too carried away,
there are still some important questions that need to be answered.
For example, how much exactly do these systems cost?
No direct figures have been given.
There being said what ever the cost is,
it should reduce over time as production ramps up.
另外 在实际运行中 蓄电池组的最大寿命究竟能有多久
Secondly, what is the ultimate life of the battery packs in real world scenarios?
Again, we’re not sure.
In conclusion, environmentally sustainable battery systems like Tesla’s power packs
are great solution to solve the intermittent nature of solar and wind energy.
Although maybe still a little early to tell, this concept does seem promising.
Storing excess power and delivering out when needed will become
an integral part of the world shift to renewable energy.
Anyway, I hope that you enjoy this video on some the cutting-edge staff
does going on with Tesla Energy from around the world.
In a general way, things really seem to be moving.
And it’s pretty cool to living in the time
when great shifts instead of quo can be so clearly witnessed.
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