After the huge success of the 100MW / 129MWh battery in South Australia, Tesla built another, even bigger one. But there is currently a fire.
Battery fire Tesla Megapack 300 MW / 450 MWh Neoen’s company in the Moorabool (Victoria) area flared up a week ago for unknown reasons. It was shortly after the system was partially completed and being tested.
The fire occurred in one of the 3MW Megapack modules. More than 150 firefighters from the area tried to stop the spread of the fire to other modules. But it was almost impossible to put out the fire itself and it was necessary to cool the surroundings wait for the batteries to “burn out” after three days.
Of course, it is not possible to extinguish with water. The responsible authorities are now to begin investigating the causes of the fire. According to Neoen representatives, this is the world’s first Tesla Megapack battery burn-in. Once the project is complete, it will be the largest battery in the southern hemisphere.