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SA funds new energy storage projects


Energy storage projects encompassing batteries, hydrogen fuel cells and thermal energy from waste will be funded by the State Government.

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The State Government announced today that the next round of its Renewable Technology Fund – worth more than $8 million – would support four storage projects.

The Government says the project will create about 50 construction jobs and 10 ongoing positions.

The grant winners include $1.6 million towards a $3.2 million thermal storage project at the Glenelg Waste Water Treatment Plant. The project, using technology developed by Adelaide company 1414 Degrees, will create a 0.25MW/10MWh energy storage device that utilises heat generated from the combustion of biogas.

The Heathgate Resources Beverley mine has been granted $1 million towards a $2.7 million modular and relocatable solar PV and battery storage project. The project will couple 1MW of solar PV with a 1MW/0.5MWh battery which will be integrated with the mine’s on-site gas power plant.

UniSA has been given the largest grant – $3.6 million – for a $7.7 million project at the university’s Mawson Lakes campus. The project, which is expected to cut campus emissions by 35 per cent, will include hydrogen production and a 50kW hydrogen fuel cell, a flow battery, chilled water storage and solar PV.

Schneider Electric and Planet Ark Power will use their $1.95 million grant to support a $13.9 million solar PV and battery project at a major distribution centre in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. The project includes a “micro-grid” management system.

The Government’s Renewable Technology Fund is worth a total of $150 million.

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