Total Eren plans 2-GW solar farm with huge green H2 hub in Australia

Aug 16, 2022 09:13 AM ET
  • French renewable power manufacturer Total Eren has actually authorized a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the building of a 2-GW-plus solar park that will be powering a 1-GW green hydrogen production complex in Australia's Northern Territory.
Total Eren plans 2-GW solar farm with huge green H2 hub in Australia
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The Paris-based firm is recommending to install the capacity near Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory. The pact with the local government, which lays out Total Eren's partnership with authorities, was joined Monday.

Called the Darwin H2 Hub, the site will become house to a huge electrolyser that will make it possible for the manufacturing of greater than 80,000 tonnes of green hydrogen every year. The output is prepared to be used both to domestic as well as international business.

The photovoltaic (PV) component of the enormous scheme will certainly span a total location of 4,000 acres (1,619 ha).

Total Eren, the renewable resource arm of French power group TotalEnergies, estimates that the project has the prospective to create over 2,000 jobs throughout construction and 175 recurring jobs.

"Our plan is to accelerate the advancement of the project to supply green hydrogen and likewise the chance to give renewable energy which sustains the decarbonisation prepares for energy-intensive markets in the Territory," said Kam Ho, handling supervisor of Total Eren Australia.

Globally, Total Eren operates greater than 3.5 GW of wind and solar PV capacity.

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