Elon Musk offer – Get it done in 100 days or free
Sources from BBC reported that Elon Musk, boss of electric car firm Tesla, twitted that he can help solve South Australia’s power crisis within 100 days – and if not he will do it for free. The offer follows a series of blackouts in the state. On Thursday 9 March, Tesla executive Lyndon Rive had said the company could install 100-300 megawatt hours of battery storage in 100 days. When Mike asked him on Twitter how serious he was about the offer, Elon Musk said if Tesla failed, there’d be no bill. That’s ambitious.
In one of the tweet to Mike Cannon-Brookes, Elon Musk mentioned “Tesla will get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free. That serious enough for you?”
Mr Cannon-Brookes is the co-founder of Australian software maker Atlassian Corp. Having offered to “make the $ happen (& politics)”, he then told Mr Musk: “You’re on mate. Give me 7 days to try sort out politics & funding and asking for a cost quote for approx 100MW”
In a quick session of tweet Mr Musk quoted a price of $250 per kilowatt hour for 100 megawatt hour systems.
Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young then joined in on the act, telling Mr Musk: “Let’s talk!”
The state of South Australia has suffered from blackouts since September last year, leading to a political spat over energy policy.
Tesla has been growing its battery business alongside its car production.