Tilt Renewables to build $90m solar farm and also plans pump storage hydro project SA.

Tilt Renewables is set to build a new $90m, 44MW solar farm and 21MW/26MWh battery system connected to their existing wind farm near Snowtown.

The  project, which is subject to development approval, is supported by a $7.125 million grant from the State Government’s Renewable Technology Fund, and will create about 200 jobs during construction.

Tilt Renewables has also announced plans  for a huge 300MW, 1350MWh pumped hydro energy storage project to be constructed in the disused Highbury quarry and will create about 300 jobs during the two to three year construction period.

Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis said both projects would add additional competition to the local grid, resulting in cheaper power prices for South Australians.