Tesla to supply up to 8 MWh of Powerpacks for SpaceX’s Starbase solar farm

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Tesla is going to proviso up to 8 MWh of Powerpacks for SpaceX to grow its star workplace astatine Starbase successful Boca Chica. It’s the latest of galore collaborations betwixt Tesla and SpaceX.

SpaceX has a star workplace astatine its Starbase successful Boca Chica, Texas. It consists of 1 MW of star powerfulness and 3.87 MWh of vigor retention capacity.

New documents uncovered by CNBC amusement that SpaceX plans to grow the star facility:

“The enlargement underway, with operation expected to instrumentality spot implicit 2 years successful all, would adhd 750 kilowatts of powerfulness for a full of 1.6 MWs of energy, and an further artillery strategy enabling up to 8 MW-hours of storage, the documents said.”

The documents amusement that the caller vigor retention capableness is going to dwell of Tesla Powerpacks. It’s the latest of galore collaborations betwixt Musk’s 2 biggest companies, Tesla and SpaceX.

Due to the erstwhile being a nationalist institution and Musk being progressive successful both, Tesla has to study transactions betwixt the companies.

Tesla started providing Powerpacks for SpaceX astatine its Texas facilities backmost successful 2018.

Last year, SpaceX bought $2.8 cardinal worthy of components from Tesla.

Here’s a database of immoderate of the transactions betwixt Tesla and SpaceX for 2021 and the archetypal 4th of 2022:

SpaceX has purchased and whitethorn acquisition successful the aboriginal definite conveyance components from Tesla, including with modifications for non-vehicle applications. The prices for specified components and immoderate associated labour and support, which were negotiated successful bully religion and were accordant with prices offered to different 3rd parties to whom immoderate specified components person been sold, were $2.8 cardinal successful the aggregate successful 2021 and $0.2 cardinal successful the aggregate successful 2022 done March. SpaceX purchased star modules from Tesla for an aggregate $0.04 cardinal successful 2021. The prices were negotiated successful bully faith. SpaceX purchased refurbished powerfulness supplies and related services from Tesla for an aggregate $0.1 cardinal successful 2021. The prices were negotiated successful bully faith.

SpaceX besides licenses bundle from Tesla and the automaker has provided immoderate engineering enactment for the motorboat provider.

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