World’s largest single site solar farm approved

The world’s largest lithium-ion battery is being built in Queensland at the site of what is being touted as the world’s largest single site solar farm.

Sunshine Energy Australia has been granted development approval to build a 1500MW solar farm, which will span 2500ha, and a 500MW lithium-ion battery storage facility.

The new battery would well and truly trump Tesla’s 129MW lithium-ion battery storage facility at the Hornsdale power station in South Australia.

Sunshine Energy’s $2 billion renewable energy project,  between Harlin and Kilcoy in south-east Queensland, once fully operational will produce enough green energy to power around 300,000 homes.

The project will comprise 247,000 subarrays of 21 solar modules, with roughly 5.2 million solar panels on the site.

Two substations built by Powerlink will distribute solar generated energy back to the commercial electricity network.

It will connect to the 275kV national distribution network in Queensland. The first 250MW is scheduled for completion by the end of 2019.