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First Wind, Solar, Battery Utility Scale Energy Installation: Kennedy Energy Park

by gmoke Tue Sep 4th, 2018 at 01:45:59 AM EST

"Kennedy Energy Park is a world-first wind, solar and energy storage facility located in Flinders Shire in central north Queensland [Australia]. The project is owned by Windlab and Eurus. Construction has commenced and it will be generating by late 2018."

43 MW wind from 12 Vestas wind machines (67 meter/ 220 foot blade length)
15MW solar
2 MW/4 MWH battery

Kennedy Energy Park will generate around 210,000 megawatt hours of electricity a year, enough to power  more than 35,000 average Australian homes.

https://kennedyenergypark.com.au


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re: storage

I skimmed the "knowledge sharing" report. The discussion is dominated by finance and planning complexity for "hybrid" installation and transmission. This information is discouraging to me, although it's easy to understand why the remote location of the site propagates real and imaginary impairment of ROI.

On the other hand, the demand doesn't seem to justify a hybrid schema. Something doesn't jibe, even if storage is only meant to power turbines.

I'm curious then how this pilot compares to solar+storage installations in New Zealand. I noticed in passing. I don't remember scale limit, but iirc ring network for battery. Also that is a Musk product.

Does that ring any bells?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Sep 16th, 2018 at 04:17:11 PM EST
Tesla battery

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Sep 16th, 2018 at 04:24:09 PM EST
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and inverters

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Sep 16th, 2018 at 04:26:06 PM EST
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