Apple to use Tesla’s batteries at its California solar farm
Apple’s new energy storage project in California will build with the help of Tesla’s batteries. Yes, you don’t need to be in shock… Apple to use Tesla’s batteries at its California solar farm is authentic news and confirms by the respective officials. Apple announced yesterday (Wednesday) that they are launching a large battery storage project near the north of California where apple’s solar farm is already built. Unfortunately, the company didn’t reveal that from where the batteries packs will come from. However, the news revealed from apple’s employees and workers claims that the battery packs will be coming from Tesla.
Moreover, the newly-announced storage project will store up to 240 MWh of energy. According to the documents of the company, the project was approved by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors in 2020. The solar project will consist of 85 Tesla lithium-ion megapacks batteries. The megapacks can be used to provide power to the company’s corporate headquarters in Cupertino. The planning chief of Monterey County confirmed that Apple will use the Tesla batteries. However, Apple said no to the comment and also Tesla didn’t respond to a request for comment from Monterey County’s chief.
Tesla announced the megapack battery system in 2019. The 60MW storage setup of Tesla will be using in the solar storage project. Furthermore, Tesla has already built bigger battery storage megapacks of around 100MW in size. As per the sources, Apple is saying that the batteries megapack could power more than 7,000 homes for a whole single day. However, Apple uses lithium-ion batteries in many of its products, but it’s not known to be working on large-scale projects. Hence, the company is reportedly developing a lithium iron phosphate battery for its electric car project.
Tesla Solar City:
Although Tesla is known for making electric cars, but it has been spending years trying to build and add impact on the energy storage business. Tesla aimed to complement the solar products it acquired before it bought Solar City. It has been increasingly involved in large-scale energy storage projects. As a result, you can know the power, authenticity, availability and safeness of Tesla batteries by the below example. In the year 2019, Volkswagen claimed that it was using Tesla batteries at some of its Electrify America charging stations due to its credibility.