A 1.6MW solar array installed at one of Australia’s leading star-gazing facilities has this week been joined by storage, with 2.6MWh of battery storage delivered to the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory, in outback Western Australia.
The battery system – pictured above, en route to the MRO, approximately 800km northeast of Perth, by project developers Carnegie Clean Energy – is being described as Australia’s largest.
Carnegie said on Thursday that the batteries, along with a 1.6MW solar inverter, were now undergoing on-site installation and integration with the previously installed PV array, and were expected to be commissioned in the coming months.
EMC, which is now wholly owned by Carnegie, was appointed by the CSIRO to engineer, procure and construct the power station at the MRO in 2015…
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