Infinite Green acquires 11-MW solar farm to power WA electrolyser

Feb 2, 2023 11:35 AM ET
  • Australia's Infinite Green Energy, which last year transformed its name to better reflect its concentrate on green hydrogen, has completed the acquisition of the 11-MW Northam solar park in Western Australia to power a 10-MW electrolyser.
Infinite Green acquires 11-MW solar farm to power WA electrolyser
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Formerly referred to as Infinite Green Energy, the business intends to mount the electrolyser about 100 kilometres northwest of Perth, seeking to generate 4 tonnes of green hydrogen daily. The solar-powered green hydrogen production facility is anticipated to be switched on in 2024.

The MEG HP1 project intends to produce hydrogen for hefty transport. A few of the site's output will be used by waste monitoring business for back-to-base refuse collection vehicles.

The Northam solar park was bought from joint proprietors Indigenous Business Australia as well as Bookitja Pty Ltd, which works as trustee of the Ngangk Trust. Complying With the AUD-8-million (USD 5.7 m/EUR 5.2 m) acquisition, Infinite Green will certainly launch an AUD-3-million capital elevating to aid it take a last financial investment decision on the hydrogen project, the Australian Financial Review reported. According to its chairman Peter Coleman, the solar farm could be broadened to 18 MW, which will certainly enable the connection of a 10-MW electrolyser.

Northam Solar was activated in November 2021. It has in place a power acquisition agreement (PPA) with PepsiCo Australia authorized at end-2021.

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