Solar system replaces coal-fired plant



Renewables firm Pangea Energy and vanadium battery producer CellCube have agreed to build a 50 MW/200 MWh storage system alongside a solar farm in South Australia. This will provide some of the power which used to be supplied by the 784 MW coal-fired Port Augusta power stations which were closed in 2016. Construction of the storage system is expected to begin before the end of the year, with plans to be operational in 2020. Pangea Energy recently signed the letter of intent with Canadian energy storage systems manufacturer CellCube. Developed across 79 ha in Port Augusta, the US$200-million project is the latest in a string of solar and wind farms proposed for South Australia’s Mid North. CellCube says its vanadium redox flow energy storage systems can maintain 99% residual energy capacity after 11 000 cycles. The company also offers support for 25 years with no degradation or augmentation like that needed for Li-ion batteries.

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