Australia PM & Musk discuss power woes
12 Mar 2017 - 20:53
Sydney: Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull held talks with Elon Musk yesterday after the US innovator offered to solve the energy crisis plaguing a southern region in a hundred days — or install the technology free.
Musk, the entrepreneur behind electric carmaker Tesla, made the pledge in response to power woes in South Australia, which was last year hit by a state-wide blackout after severe winds from an "unprecedented" storm tore transmission towers from the ground. In a Twitter exchange on Friday, Musk said he could solve the energy issue with a battery farm.
"Tesla will get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free. That serious enough for you?" Musk wrote.