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08:02 GMT 02/05/2021 (updated 08:25 GMT 02/05/2021) Get a short url
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The world's largest grid-scale solar battery is being built in a small town in New South Wales, Australia and has an output of up to 1,200 megawatts, The Sydney Morning Herald reported on Friday.
The project is led by CEP Energy, which specializes in installing solar batteries on factory and warehouse roofs across the country.
The world's largest battery is being built in the town of Kurri Kurri in the Hunter Valley, one of the so-called renewable energy zones into which the Australian state has been divided to support and accelerate such projects.
“Large batteries, including the one planned by CEP Energy for the Hunter, will play an important role in bridging the gaps created by the gradual shutdown of coal and gas-generating facilities, including the nearby Liddell power station,” the former said NSW Labor Prime Minister Morris Iemma, who now heads CEP Energy, said, as quoted by the newspaper.
The Hunter Valley battery is expected to be completed by 2023. Australia, rich in coal and gas, remains a leader in the global fossil fuel trade.