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Elon Musk says Tesla will build Shanghai battery factory

Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, announced on Twitter on Sunday that his company would build a factory in Shanghai with the aim to assemble 10,000 giant batteries annually for electric producers and distributors. The batteries, which Tesla calls Megapacks, are designed to store large amounts of electricity — a single Megapack can power 3,600 homes for one hour, according to Tesla. The batteries, which are roughly the length and height of an international shipping container, can discharge the electricity to run factories or homes when demand from the local power grid is high, or during a blackout. The capacity to store electricity when it isn’t in demand is critical as electric utilities move toward wind and solar energy to replace power generated by fossil fuels. In China, demand for grid-storage batteries is especially strong. Many provinces now require new solar and wind farms to have enough batteries to hold 10 to 20 percent of the electricity they generate.

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  • George Kariuki

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    This is great news!

    • Gorffly mokua

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      Great step!

      • Daniel Waweru

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        This is impressive

        • Joseph Githinji

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          This is a great idea , after its adoption in China it should be practiced in other areas of the world.

          • Manfred Tambo

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            I like that idea

            • Munene Mugambi

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              This is a great step considering China has all the required means of production

              • Hilda Wangui

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                Very impressive

                • Ajema Lydiah

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                  • Elizabeth Gathigia

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                    That's great news

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