Australian renewable energy investment firm Providence Asset Group is to develop 39 solar farms, each of which will be paired with 30MWh of storage. The company has unveiled plans to expand into the state of Victoria with five solar operational solar farms and a further six under construction. All of the facilities will feature “advanced hybrid storage technology”, including hydrogen storage and traditional lithium-ion batteries. Those plans follow Providence’s announcement last month to invest AU$500 million (US$359 million) on 28 solar projects in New South Wales, all featuring 30MWh of storage. The company is working with the University of New South Wales to develop hydrogen storage, which it says enables the storage of surplus electricity “more cost-effectively than the lithium batteries currently in use”. Under Providence’s plan for both New South Wales and Victoria, the storage component could accommodate up to 1.2GWh of clean energy.
PV Tech 13th Oct 2020 read more »
SCOTLAND is on track for hydrogen-powered trains as part of a new rail revolution that is set to see the energy of the future providing green public transport all over Scotland. The first trains powered by the new fuel are now being trialled and manufactured in the UK, and the refuelling infrastructure currently planned for Glasgow would be able to provide power for major public transport projects such as trains and buses, according industry expert Mark Griffin, who is the hydrogen lead at BOC.
Herald 14th Oct 2020 read more »