Lyon Group announces $1b battery and solar farm for South Australia’s Riverland

Lyon Group announces $1b battery and solar farm for South Australia’s Riverland:

A $1 billion battery and solar farm will be built at Morgan in South Australia’s Riverland by year’s end in a project the proponents describe as “the world’s biggest”.

The builder, Lyon Group, has already proposed a smaller solar farm and battery storage facility, named Kingfisher, in the state’s north.

Lyon partner David Green said the project was 100 per cent equity financed and construction would begin within months, employing 270 workers.

“Riverland Solar Storage’s 330-megawatt solar generation and 100-megawatt battery storage system will be Australia’s biggest solar farm with 3.4 million solar panels and will also include 1.1 million batteries,” he said.

Mr Green said land had already been secured and grid connection was already well advanced.

Work on Lyon’s 120 megawatt Kingfisher project is slated to begin in September next year.

“If the 4.7 million solar panels at Riverland and Kingfisher were placed end to end, they would reach from Adelaide to Brisbane and back, and then all the way to Melbourne,” Mr Green said.

H/t reader kevin a:

““Riverland Solar Storage’s 330-megawatt solar generation and 100-megawatt battery storage system will be Australia’s biggest solar farm with 3.4 million solar panels and will also include 1.1 million batteries,” he said.
Adelaide uses 2000 Mwh at peak every hour.
Battery of only 100 Mwh will last about 3.3 mins at peak usage…
This is madness..
No battery can supply a city at 2000 Mwh for every hour for say 2 days or 48 hours..”

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