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At $16 Billion, Australian Solar Project Would Be Biggest In The World

Robert Rapier reports on Forbes that Australia’s $16 billion solar project will be the largest in the world.

The C3 Take
  • This solar project is scheduled to come online by the end of 2027.
  • In order to have a solar project of this size, a large amount of land is required.
  • While it is encouraging to see a clean energy project deployed at this large of a scale, it is important to remember that there is no perfect energy source and no silver bullet to fight climate change. Instead, the world must continue to innovate and use an all of the above energy approach.

“This project would combine the world’s largest solar farm, the largest battery, and longest undersea electricity cable. The 10 gigawatt (GW) solar farm would cover 30,000 acres in Australia’s sunny Northern Territory. That is about the equivalent of 9 million rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. The solar farm would be paired with a 30 gigawatt-hour (GWh) battery storage facility to enable round-the-clock dispatch of renewable power.”

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