Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in New Zealand.
A new project put in motion in South Australia in order to help with the region’s energy problems is likely to become the largest solar plus battery project in the world.
Lyon Group, an energy company backed by Mitsubishi, Blackstone and Magnetar Capital, has announced that it secured land and is in the “advanced stages” of negotiations for a grid connection on a 330 MW solar farm linked to a 100 MW/400 MWh battery installation.
The solar farm alone is of a significant size, but we have seen larger projects in the past. It’s the energy storage system that is the most impressive part. In term of li-ion battery installations, we are talking about 5 times bigger than Tesla’s 20 MW/80 MWh Powerpack station with Southern California Edison and about twice the size of the biggest projects currently in development.
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