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Sun Cable, the world’s biggest solar PV and battery storage project, is about to get a lot bigger after the company crunched the numbers on scale and technology costs, and decided that bigger is even better.

The Sun Cable project, backed by billionaires Mike Cannon-Brookes and Andrew Forrest – started out as a 10GW solar project in 2019, before increasing its planned capacity to 14GW, as well as between 20 and 30 gigawatt hours of battery storage.

Its detailed plans and timelines are starting to take shape, and in late September the company is expected to announced the details of its expansion, and possibly reveal some new customers.

“The project is getting bigger,” Sun Cable CEO David Griffin told RenewEconomy.

“With the passage of time we been able to undertake a lot more research into the nature of the resource – the solar resource – and the technology roadmap for photovoltaics and storage, and the load profile of our prospective customers.

[Giles Parkinson]

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