Elon Musk has offered to set up battery farms in South Australia to address that states recent significant power outages. The Grattan Institute says this idea should not be dismissed out of hand, with the state’s energy minister stating the government is up for the discussion as long as the private sector puts up the cash to make it happen. With Elon Musk, via Tesla, delivering a battery farm in Southern California recently, could this be the answer to not only South Australia’s power woes, but for the rest of Australia and the world as well? Steve and Ben discuss this extraordinary idea to solve baseload power issues, including the issues of why this was not brought up sooner, and why it took significant failures in the SA power grid to bring this idea to the table.
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