Western Australia puts battery storage, solar at heart of economic recovery stimulus package

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Merredin solar farm, a 100MW+ project just completed in Western Australia – one of the first big solar farms in the state. Image: Risen Energy.

Western Australia will invest AU$56.3 million (US$40.11 million) in solar power as part of a new renewable energy plan designed to kickstart the state’s economy following the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The stimulus package, which consists of a total AU$66.3 million (US$47.23 million) spend on green energy technologies, will see the development of 50 standalone power systems and the installation of nine battery energy storage systems.

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