Carnegie delivers batteries for 1.6-MW solar plant in Australia
Battery storage for CSIRO. Source: Carnegie Clean Energy
Carnegie Clean Energy Ltd (ASX:CCE) has finished the factory testing of a 2.6-MWh battery storage system for a 1.6-MW solar facility in Australia built for Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
The batteries and a solar inverter system have successfully undergone factory acceptance testing and have been delivered on site at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in Western Australia, Carnegie said on Thursday. They are currently being installed and integrated with a previously installed photovoltaic (PV) array that will be powering CSIRO’s Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope.
Factory acceptance testing was carried out in Belmont. It included a full functionality test of the entire key equipment and control systems and a simulated integration with the existing diesel power station. Carnegie noted that the batteries are the largest ones that have been assembled in Australia so far.
Commissioning of the PV and battery systems is scheduled for the coming months.
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