Proposed solar plant to store power in shipping container-sized batteries

Jul 23, 2016 News

Proponents of a $300-million solar battery power plant in outback South Australia believe they have enough backing to turn the plan into a reality.

Key points:

  • Large-scale batteries planned for stable power management
  • Developers hope to begin construction in 2017
  • SA has highest electricity prices in the country

The project in Roxby Downs would include about 800,000 solar panels connected to shipping container-sized batteries, which have the ability to manage and store power.

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