Elon Musk says he can fix South Australia's power crisis within 100 days, and if he fails to do so, he'll finish the job for free. "Is that serious enough for you?"
The Australian billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes has accepted the deal, asking for seven days to sort out politics and funding. Cannon-Brookes responded to Musk "you're on mate" and asked for a quote at "mates rates" on the cost of installing a 100-megawatt system. The manufacturer of electric cars and batteries offered to provide 100 megawatts per hour of battery storage at a cost of 25 million dollars.
Sarah Hanson-Young, an Australian senator, said on Twitter on Friday that she wanted to talk to Musk about his offer.
South Australia was hit by a statewide blackout in September after a storm knocked out the transmission system. His latest promise is to help South Australia create a solar farm that will address the their energy issues in just one hundred days - or he'll do the work for free. Since the state is employing these sustainable methods to power its energy grids, thus, it had to face power cuts and blackouts during recent heatwaves.
Cannon-Brookes tweeted both Weatherill and Musk with the same message: "Not to push my luck ... big $ commitments pouring in". The SpaceX emperor and Tesla overlord has been keeping an eye on the power blackouts that keep hitting South Australia, and he's made a decision to step in and lend a hand.
Trump to nominate Francisco as USA solicitor general
The role of Solicitor General doesn't usually make too many headlines, but that's nearly certain to change in the next four years. Francisco was also a White House lawyer from 2001 to 2003, and legal counsel for the Justice Department from 2003 to 2005.
30 die in Myanmar-China border town
The owner of another hotel, calling himself by his surname Yang, said: "All we can do is to help them and give them food". The military said it recovered 20 charred bodies it says belonged to fallen insurgents.
Elon Musk likes to keep himself busy with challenging tasks.
"We could install everything and get it up and running within 100 days", Rive said at the launch of Tesla's Powerwall 2 battery in a converted substation at Newport, near Melbourne. Such a solution would allow South Australia to store excess energy for use during those peak times.
CEFC chief executive Oliver Yates said the green bank was already talking to battery companies about storage for South Australia and "To the extent Tesla is interested, we'll also talk with them".
Weatherill, for his part, said the conversation about the battery proposal was "positive". It won't be up to the federal government to approve the plan or not, though - the electricity generation in the region is privatized, so Musk's proposal is in the hands of individual companies.
Manchester United gave as good as they got in the challenges and were victims of some bad play acting as well by Rostov . Also the fact that they are used to playing on that pitch, and United are not, might give them a slight advantage.
Because that gives us adorable animals to look at while wondering when Rachel's relationship with Nick is going to crash and burn. Corinne Nap Edition: The claws came out in full force as Taylor and Corinne's fight showed up at "The Women Tell All".
Rafael Nadal rolled into the final of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel with a 6-1, 6-2 beatdown of Marin Cilic on Friday night. But he seems to be on top of his game this week, having not lost a set. "Sam is playing great, beating Goffin and Thiem .
Several men said it was important for them to be there as well to show support for the special women in their lives. We stand in solidarity with these women, and we're grateful for the support of our employer and co-workers.
It is thought that a poacher is behind the attack, as rhino's ivory horns are in high demand on the black market. Majority live in South Africa, where there have been hundreds of rhinos killed in recent years.
That being said, based on the film's success, I assume Fox will want director James Mangold hard at work on an X-23 movie ASAP. Overall, there is a depressing and disturbing vibe that permeates throughout all of the action.
The scrapping of the eagerly-anticipated fight hasn't angered Ferguson, who took to Twitter to wish Nurmagomedov a quick recovery. The UFC 209 bout against American Ferguson was due to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 4th.
A source told Page Six on March 8: " They have been seeing each other for a few weeks, and were together in LA this past weekend". Apparently Jennifer Lopez has finally revealed that her and the 6 God were not in a real relationship.
Others may be selected for pat-downs "as part of our unpredictable security measures", according to the TSA's statement. Now, there will be just one type of physical search to which the TSA has described it to be a lot more "comprehensive".
Gaggenau mayor Michael Pfeiffer said the decision had no political motivation. Turkey says the decision violates basic rights.
Starbucks' new spring cups look awfully like Twitter eggs
According to Starbucks , cups also include hand-drawn designs of appropriately spring-themed objects like umbrellas and the sun. - amber whitten (@ambersometimez) March 9, 2017 @ Starbucksnews @Starbucks I ❤️ the new #SpringCups ...
Google machine learning gains Kaggle and more
The keynote was about Google's serious commitment to being a player in the emerging game of cloud-based services and platforms. For more information on Google's new products and developments, visit Google Cloud's Big Data and Machine Learning Blog.
High winds take down trees, power lines
Communities throughout the region are dealing with downed power lines, blinking or dark traffic lights, and fallen trees. On Tuesday 30,000 customers were affected, primarily in northern MI . · Never drive across a downed power line .
Poland's Kaczynski says EU on path towards disintegration
Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo had instead asked for all to support Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, a member of the European Parliament. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said: "We don't want to become hostages of national politics inside Poland".
Cowboys to release Romo Thursday
If they're still not convinced that Lynch is ready, giving him another year or two to sit behind Romo and get there makes sense. Otherwise, Romo's exit comes pretty much as had been expected, given the respectful relationship between Jones and Romo.
Iranian vessels 'harass' US Navy ship: Pentagon
On Saturday, a number of smaller boats approached the USA ship, closing to within 600 yards, Davis said. The Saturday incident was also more worrying as it involved the elite Revolutionary Guard unit.
Berkeley 'March 4 Trump' rally sparks violent clash
Similar clashes and police crackdowns were also reported elsewhere in the USA , including Virginia and Pennsylvania. In several cities, Trump supporters were met by anti-Trump demonstrators, resulting in violent clashes and arrests.