Elon Musk on batteries for Australia: “Installed in 100 days or it is free”

Enlarge / A collection of Powerpacks at the storage facility next to the Mira Loma substation in Southern California. (credit: Megan Geuss)

On Thursday morning, the Australian Financial Review published a story saying that Lyndon Rive, Tesla’s vice president for energy products, promised the company could deliver 100-300 MWh of storage to South Australia within 100 days of signing a contract.

Mike Cannon-Brookes, the billionaire behind software company Atlassian, saw the story and tweeted a link saying “Holy s#%t.” Cannon-Brookes then tweeted at Tesla CEO Elon Musk “How serious are you about this bet? If I can make the $ happen (& politics), can you guarantee the 100MW in 100 days?”

Musk responded in a tweet, “Tesla will get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free. That serious enough for you?”

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Source: Ars Technica

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