Lyon Group to install 3.4 million solar panels, 1.1 million batteries in SA

Lyon Group is a group of companies that invest in Australasia in the energy, water, agricultural sectors. Today they’ve announced they’re going to build a battery and solar farm worth $1 billion. This...

Lyon Group is a group of companies that invest in Australasia in the energy, water, agricultural sectors. Today they’ve announced they’re going to build a battery and solar farm worth $1 billion.

This massive energy project will be built in Morgan, South Australia. Despite the scale of the project, they are expecting the project to create employing 270 jobs with construction starting soon and completion before the end of 2017.

The massive 330-megawatt solar farm, will use a mind blowing 3.4 million solar panels, will combine with a 100-megawatt battery storage system made up of a massive 1.1 million batteries.

Lyon Group has form with an existing plan to add a solar farm and battery storage facility, named Kingfisher. Stage 2 of that project will deliver 100 megawatts of solar PV and 20 megawatts of battery storage.

Lyon partner David Green said if the 4.7 million solar panels were placed end to end, they would reach from Adelaide to Brisbane and back, and then all the way to Melbourne.

Given their experience in this field, Lyon Group will also apply for South Australia’s recently announced Battery tender. Expressions of interest close tomorrow, with bids expected from Zen Energy, Tesla Energy and many others.

More information at abc.net.au

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