Wirsol wins planning nod for Aussie solar-battery hybrid park

Aug 5, 2022 01:38 PM ET
  • Renewable energy group Wirsol, part of Germany's Wircon Group, has acquired planning permission for a 235-MWp solar park with up to 270 MWh of battery storage in New South Wales, Australia.
Wirsol wins planning nod for Aussie solar-battery hybrid park
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Maryvale Solar and Energy Storage project has actually been gotten rid of by the Aussie state's Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Wirsol said previously this week.

The proposed complex is readied to be set up 37 kilometres southeast of Dubbo, with its construction slated to start late in 2023. The site of the project, covering around 350 ha (865 acres), will accommodate the solar (PV) arrays as well as will likewise be used for sheep grazing, as soon as the capacity ended up being procedure.

A lithium-ion battery storage facility of between 190 MWh and 270 MWh will be integrated with the solar park, which is arranged to go online in early 2025. The outcome of the facility is anticipated to be adequate to cover the electrical power demand of around 82,000 typical households.

Grid application for the project is presently underway, Wirsol said. It noted that the DC-coupling of solar generation and energy storage entails linking both elements directly right into the inverters at the site, permitting it to operate as a predictable and dispatchable generation property.

Wirsol acquired the project from Photon Energy Pty Ltd and Polpo Investments Ltd and also prolonged the capacity of the solar component from the original 160 MWp.

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