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Tesla builds its 'largest energy storage system in Asia'

IANS  |  San Francisco 

In a bid to reduce demand and provide emergency backup power to trains in Japan, has claimed to develop its largest power storage system in

According to Tesla, it has installed a of 42 Powerpacks at a train station in Japan's that can provide sufficient backup power to safely move a train and its passengers to the nearest station in the event of a power outage.

"In the event of a grid outage, this installation is designed to provide emergency backup power to safely move a train and its passengers to the nearest station," tweeted.

The 42 battery system will also help reduce demand on the grid during peak hours," the tech added.

According to reports, said the 7 megawatt-hours (MWh) system is its largest storage project in Asia, and the fourth largest in the greater (APAC) region.

Launched in partnership with Kintetsu, a in Japan's Osaka, the new Tesla system is a fully integrated, AC-connected system that can connect to a building or The system contains 16 individual battery pods, each with an isolated DC-DC converter.

Tesla said it managed to install all the hardware in only two days.



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First Published: Thu, March 28 2019. 05:44 IST