A $1 billion solar farm and battery storage project is soon to be built in South Australia’s Riverland region.
The system will include 3.4 million solar panels and 1.1 million batteries, making it the biggest of its kind, according to battery storage developer Lyon Group.
Construction is due to begin in the next few months, with the system expected to be operational by the end of the year.
Lyon Group partner David Green said the system “will significantly enhance the capacity available in the South Australian market”. It is expected to enable 330MW of power generation and at least 100MW of storage.
Premier Jay Weatherill praised the initiative, and said Lyon Group was among several to express interest in building a 100MW battery as part of the SA government’s new power plan, which will be announced this month.