$8m grants for en­ergy stor­age

The Australian Energy Review - - NEWS -

THE South Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment has com­mit­ted more than $8 mil­lion to four early-stage en­ergy stor­age projects to strengthen its po­si­tion as a global re­new­able en­ergy leader.

The grants, made avail­able through the Re­new­able Tech­nol­ogy Fund, in­cluded a $1.95 mil­lion grant to­wards Sch­nei­der Elec­tric and Planet Ark Power’s so­lar PV and bat­tery project; a $3.6m grant to­wards Unisa’s hy­dro­gen pro­duc­tion/fuel cell project; $1.6m to­wards a ther­mal stor­age project at Glenelg Waste Water Treat­ment Plant us­ing tech­nol­ogy com­mer­cialised by 1414 De­grees; and $1m to­wards a re­lo­cat­able so­lar PV and bat­tery stor­age project at the Heath­gate Re­sources Bev­er­ley mine.

The projects will cre­ate up to 50 con­struc­tion jobs and 10 op­er­a­tional po­si­tions.

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