Redflow CEO Simon HackettRedflow CEO Simon HackettAustralian battery company Redflow Limited has welcomed Tesla’s proposal to deploy a 100 megawatt hour (MWh) battery farm in South Australia to help solve the State’s power problems.

Redflow CEO Simon Hackett said Tesla’s ambitious pitch demonstrated the growing maturity of energy storage systems. “We believe that batteries have a integral role to play in the successful exploitation of renewable energy sources,” he said.

“Elon Musk’s promise to deploy 100 MWh of batteries for SA in 100 days is a big challenge, even for a US$40 billion company like Tesla. Redflow, which by contrast is a A$90 million company, is not configured to produce the required volume of batteries in the proposed timeframe.

“The issue here is not Redflow versus Tesla, it is about renewables and energy storage demonstrating their capacity to technically and affordably replace fossil fuels. I’d love to see a system of that scale running on the South Australian grid as soon as possible.”

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