Mr Musk proposed the battery storage fix in response to a comment on social media by Mike Cannon-Brookes, the co-founder of Australian software maker Atlassian Corp. "You're on mate. Give me 7 days to try sort out politics and funding".
"Musk rose to the challenge and said Tesla" will get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free". "That serious enough for you?"
Tesla CEO Elon Musk at a Tesla event in Palo Alto, California, in 2015. Though the offers were made on social media, the South Australia government said it would support the offer of Tesla batteries, according to Reuters.
Mr Stock points to modelling that suggests numerous state's interruptions, including a state-wide September blackout caused by a storm, could have been prevented by additional battery storage.
"There are potential solutions", the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Nick Harmsen wrote Thursday, predicting that "as market prices continue to increase, more customers will take power into their own hands, and generate or store their own".
But he says Australian energy companies are also trialling alternative means of storage including "pumped hydro", a method singled out by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in a recent speech.
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Cannon-Brookes queried how serious Musk was on the claim and if Tesla could deliver on it if he came up with money for the project.
"To make batteries work the government will have to change the energy market rules - so the market can't keep being gamed by the big old power companies who've been screwing SA for too long".
Tesla bought solar power company SolarCity in November past year. Musk replied a short while later quoting the price per battery pack at $250/kWh for the installation of 100MWh+ battery farms.
It seems the process has already been started as Sarah Hanson-Young, Senator of South Australia and Jay Weatherill, Premier of the state reached out to Elon Musk.