Vestas To Build First Large-scale Battery Storage Project For Wind, Solar

Vestas To Build First Large-scale Battery Storage Project For Wind, Solar

Denmark’s Vestas will help to build the world’s first utility-scale project that uses battery technology to store power from both wind and solar sources, it said on Thursday.

The project in Australia aims to bring down the cost of renewable energy production and help secure a steady supply of renewable power to the grid regardless of weather conditions.

It will use batteries supplied by U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Inc and is expected to generate enough power to supply more than 35,000 average Australian homes.

“Hybrid solutions combining wind, solar and storage hold a huge potential for Australia,” said Clive Turton, head of Vestas in the Asia Pacific.

The Danish wind turbine maker said it had teamed up with project developer Windlab and Quanta Services. Read More…

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