Western Australia’s electricity provider Horizon Power is set to receive a financial shot in the arm through the installation of various distributed energy technologies in 90 homes and businesses in the coastal town of Carnarvon, which is home to the state’s first utility-scale energy storage, currently under trial.
Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy Ltd, the renewable energy arm of Israel conglomerate Shikun and Binui will own the plant, which will be located near the village of Zeélim.
The Irish renewable energy developer will employ engineering firm Downer to develop the 150 MW solar energy component of the Port Augusta hybrid plant, with wind giants Vestas contracted to build 225 MW of wind power.
An energy storage event organised by the UK’s Solar Trade Association this week in London showcased the potential for energy storage development in the country. However, what the solar industry is currently targeting most eagerly is co-locating photovoltaics with batteries.
The joint venture firm EPAL, owned by Indian state-owned Energy Efficiency Services Limited and UK based Energy Pro Limited is partnering with leading Swiss battery storage solution provider Leclanché and development partner Deltro Energy.
The island which has been called a ‘postcard from the future’ for its high levels of solar and energy storage is getting ready for 28 MW more solar and 20 MW of batteries.
Current estimates suggest 80% of Puerto Rico is still without power, but thanks to Elon Musk’s efforts at least one children’s hospital has been able to turn the lights on.