CS Energy has unveiled a timelapse video showcasing the construction of its $150 million Tesla Megapack project in Queensland. The Megapack has quickly become the preferred choice for large utility-scale energy storage projects.
Introduced by Tesla in 2019, the Megapack is the company’s third stationary energy storage product, following the Powerwall and Powerpack. A single Megapack unit is a container-sized battery system with a capacity of 3 MWh, complete with integrated modules, inverters, and thermal systems. Thanks to its larger size and integrated power electronics, Tesla claims that the Megapack is 60% more energy-dense than the Powerpack. The Megapack is also delivered to the installation site, pre-assembled and ready to install.
Last year, Tesla enhanced the Megapack with an increased capacity of 3.9 MWh and a slightly larger physical footprint. This development has significantly aided Tesla in increasing its energy storage capacity deployment by 222% year-over-year.
CS Energy’s Chinchilla Battery system, located in Queensland, is a testament to the Megapack’s success. The 200 MWh Megapack system was brought in by the Australian energy company and recent timelapse footage highlights the project’s construction progress.
The completion of the Chinchilla Battery system is expected to optimize the state’s use of renewable energy and enhance grid stability. Tesla is adopting a two-pronged approach in the Australian energy market: large-scale energy storage projects through the Megapack, such as the Chinchilla Battery system, and leveraging distributed energy storage assets like the Powerwall.
Additionally, Tesla has expressed its intention to launch Tesla Electric, a new service, in Australia, with a focus on maximizing the utilization of distributed energy storage assets. With the continued popularity and success of the Megapack, Tesla is poised to further revolutionize the energy industry in Australia.
– CS Energy