Tesla’s Aussie Success Paves Way For More Projects

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Australia’s renewable energy sector responds to the success of South Australia’s Tesla lithium ion battery: South Australia will build the world’s largest solar thermal plant, and a Queensland wind farm may be the site of a new record-breaking battery.The Aurora solar plant in Port Augusta, SA, will begin construction this year. The $650 million, 150-megawatt plant uses mirrors and solar power to heat molten salt and generate electricity, and was approved this week by the state government. It will be built by American company SolarReserve, and is expected to create 650 local jobs during construction.In Queensland, French utility Neoen – which partnered with Tesla in SA to create the world’s largest battery – may trump its own creation by building an even larger storage system at the Kaban Green Power Hub, 80 kilometers from Cairns.Garth Heron, Neoen Australia’s head of wind development, told Bloomberg the company was looking to create “a very large battery” up north to deal with “a lot of need for electricity storage up in Queensland.”The South Australian Tesla battery, which is paired with Neoen’s Hornsdale wind farm, has a 100 MW capacity. In December the state government hailed the battery’s effectiveness in dealing with power outages, and Neoen and Tesla have recently announced plans for a second collaboration to build a 20 MW battery in Victoria.More: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/11/big-new-renewable-projects-planned-across-australia-as-tesla-effect-hits Tesla’s Aussie Success Paves Way For More Projectslast_img read more

Bayer signs corporate PPA for output from Iberdrola’s 590MW Pizarro solar project

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Power Technology:Spanish renewables developer Iberdrola has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with pharmaceutical company Bayer to supply 100% renewable electricity. According to the agreement, Iberdrola will supply clean energy generated by its solar photovoltaic (PV) Francisco Pizarro plant to nine Bayer sites in Spain.Bayer’s three factories, five research and development (R&D) centres and the company’s headquarters for Iberia will be powered with clean energy.With an installed capacity of 590MWp, the Francisco Pizarro facility is spread across 1,300ha between the municipalities of Torrecillas de la Tiesa and Aldeacentenera. Claimed to be one of the largest solar facilities in Europe, Francisco Pizarro is expected to become operational next year. Once operational, the plant is expected to annually generate enough clean energy for a population of 375,000 people while offsetting 245,000tpa of carbon emissions.The ten-year PPA agreement will be effective from 2022.The two companies have also signed a PPA in Mexico, under which, Iberdrola agreed to supply clean energy to Bayer from the 105MW Santiago onshore wind farm in the state of Guanajuato.More: Iberdrola to supply green energy to Bayer facilities in Spain Bayer signs corporate PPA for output from Iberdrola’s 590MW Pizarro solar projectlast_img read more