Photon unveils plans for 300 MW/3.6 GWh solar-storage combo in Australia
Source: Photon Energy Australia (www.photonenergy.com.au).
Amsterdam-based renewables developer Photon Energy NV (WSE:PEN) on Wednesday announced plans to develop a 300-MW solar generation project paired with an energy storage system of 3.6 GWh.
The proposed storage capacity would make Photon’s system the largest of its kind in the world, excluding pumped hydro, surpassing the 3-GWh capacity of the Ouarzazate Solar Power Station in Morocco, according to the company.
Photon said it has secured 1,200 hectares (2,965 acres) of land in South Australia to develop the project, which based on preliminary designs, will feature 300 MW of solar with a grid connection capacity of 150 MW.
The company would use the solar and energy storage technology developed by its investee, Australia’s RayGen Resources Pty Ltd.
The permitting and grid-connection processes have just started. Photon Energy expects to reach the ready-to-build stage by the end of 2023, it said.
“We are very excited to be developing this innovative and globally significant solar energy storage project in South Australia,” said Michael Gartner, CTO of Photon Energy Group and Managing Director of Photon Energy Australia.
“The enviable solar resource and need for energy storage due to high penetration of renewables in this region is a perfect match for RayGen’s technology.”
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