Huge 300MW Solar Farm begins construction near Port Augusta

By Giles Parkinson on April 11th 2017 in Renew Economy

The first of two stages of a 300MW solar farm – Australia’s biggest – has begun construction near Port Augusta in South Australia.

The first two stages, totalling 220MW, of the Bungala Project is being built around 12km from Port Augusta, where the state’s last col fired generator closed last May.

Bungala will be built “battery storage ready” and will also likely be the first major solar farm to participate in Australia’s FCAS market (frequency control and ancillary services), using SMA inverter technology to provide voltage control for the grid.

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