Australia fast-tracks massive solar-plus-battery project to export power to Singapore

The 30GWh battery farm would far outdo any project so far on the planet for size – pictured is the world’s current biggest, the Hornsdale Power Reserve in South Australia (129MWh, undergoing expansion of an extra 64.5MWh). Image: Neoen-Tesla.

A renewable energy project that could provide up to 20% of Singapore’s electricity needs has been fast tracked by the Australian government. 

Major Project Status has been granted to Sun Cable’s proposed Australian-ASEAN Power Link (AAPL), which would be one of the world’s largest dispatchable renewable electricity systems, supported by the “world’s largest battery and solar farm”, to be located in the Barkly region, Northern Territory.

The AU$22 billion (US$15.79 billion) project features a 4,500km high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system connecting a 10GW solar / 30GWh storage facility near Darwin with Singapore and eventually Indonesia. 

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