Juwi Renewable Energy Pty Ltd, the Aussie unit of German renewables developer Juwi AG, on Friday said it will build a hybrid solar-plus-storage complex in the Northern Territory.
The “high penetration” hybrid power solution will be deployed for the town of Jabiru. In addition to the 3.9-MW solar system, the Jabiru Hybrid Renewable Project will consist of a 3-MW/5-MWh battery, integrated with a 4.5-MW diesel generator.
Australian off-grid independent power provider Energy Developments Pty Ltd (EDL) will own and operate the asset.
Juwi expects construction to begin shortly, with the solar farm and battery system planned to be switched on in early 2022. The diesel power station will be completed by the end of this year.
Once the project is fully operational, at least half of Jabiru town’s annual electricity needs will be covered by renewables. With Jabiru Hybrid, Juwi has invested more than EUR 100 million (USD 121.2m) in Australia, the company noted.