FRV seeks nod for 150-MW solar-battery project in S Australia

Fotowatio's Moree solar farm in Australia. Image by Fotowatio (frv.com).

December 3 (Renewables Now) - Spain-based Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, is awaiting permission to build a 100-MW solar park coupled with battery storage capacity in South Australia.

The company has applied for development approval with the South Australian Planning Commission through its local unit FRV Services Australia Pty Ltd. Its proposal envisages the construction of the Chaff Mill solar farm on two vacant sites of agricultural land in the Valleys Council region, as well as an integrated battery storage facility of 50 MW. The selected parcels are located in proximity to an existing substation and a 132-kV transmission line to Waterloo.

Around 360,000 crystalline solar panels mounted on single-axis trackers will be powering the PV farm, according to the application documents. The developer expects that such a power plant will be able to generate around 250,000 MWh of electricity annually. The specific type of panels that will be used has not been selected yet.

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