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Solar cell plant to charge 1.1 million batteries
A huge Australian solar plant will soon be able to store more solar energy than any other plant in the world. The plant, which will be built in the Riverland region in SA, will be equipped with 3.4 million solar panels. When completed, the plant will have a capacity of 330 megawatts, and no less than 1.1 million batteries will store the huge quantity of energy which the plant will be generating. (This isn't the Tesla battery, it's a different project.)
Building the plant is Lyon Group, an Australian firm specialising in green energy solutions. The company expects to invest a billion dollars in the facility, which will cover an area of 4,000 square metres.
BY THE NUMBERS
At 330 megawatts, the new plant can supply power for about 330,000 Australian households. From a full charge, batteries can supply 100 megawatts for four hours – more than any other plant. A solar cell plant in India has a larger generation capacity of 648 megawatts, but a lower storage capacity. Storage is the future!
3.4 million solar panels and 1.1 million batteries will store solar energy.