Tesla big battery fire in Victoria under control after burning more than three days

The inconvenient reality of costly, feel-good UNreliables on display again.

Reblogged to Climatism with comment by ‘Oldbrew’ on prescient UK energy news …

‘Big battery’ alternative…

Britain hits 34-day coal-burning streak
30 July 2021

The grid’s carbon intensity so far in 2021 is already higher than in 2020, marking the first year-on-year increase of this kind since 2012


Oh, the emissions! 🥱

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megafire Big battery fire [image credit: reneweconomy.com.au Three days plus! They hadn’t even started using it. It all sounds so simple on the Tesla megapack website. ‘No assembly is required, all you need to do is connect Megapack’s AC output to your site wiring.’
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A large blaze at Victoria’s “big battery” project has been brought under control by firefighters after burning for more than three days, allowing investigators to begin examining the site, reports The Guardian.

A Tesla battery bank caught fire while it was being set up in Moorabool on Friday morning, and then spread to a second battery.

The fire burned throughout the weekend and into a fourth day, before it was declared under control just after 3pm on Monday.

Fire crews will remain at the site for the next 24 hours “as a precaution in case of re-ignition” and will take temperature readings…

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