The solar panels will be provided to households free of charge. REUTERS/David Gray
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Some 50,000 homes in South Australia will receive solar panels and Tesla batteries, the state government announced Sunday, in a landmark plan to turn houses into a giant, interconnected power plant. South Australia is already home to world's biggest battery in an Elon Musk-driven project to provide electricity for more than 30,000 homes.A trial phase will begin with 1,100 public housing properties, each supplied with a 5kW solar panel system Tesla battery.Tesla said in a statement that the virtual power plant would have 250 megawatts of solar energy and 650 megawatt hours of battery storage.
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