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World’s largest solar-plus-storage facility in Australia OK’d by state

August 15, 2022

Renew Economy:

Plans to build a 300MW solar plant with a world-leading 3.6GWh of storage capacity in South Australia continue to make solid progress, with the project receiving Crown Sponsorship from the state government for development approval.

Dutch-based Photon Energy, which is developing the project using Australian technology developed by RayGen, says this means the approvals process is undertaken directly with the SA department of energy, as a development of public infrastructure.

“The proposed development complies with the requirements of the Technical Regulator in relation to the security and stability of the State’s power system,” Photon says in its half-year results report.

“In parallel, Photon Energy has applied for grid connection for the project to the Electranet transmission network and has engaged a grid connection consultant to manage the process and conduct Grid Performance Studies which will be submitted for approval.”

The project was put on the development map for South Australia in November of 2021, when the Photon revealed it had secured 1,200 hectares of land for what it said would be the biggest solar and storage project in the world.

[Sophie Vorrath]

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