World’s Largest Solar Energy Project to Power Singapore From Australia
SUN Cable to develop the world’s biggest solar energy project that'll transfer solar power from Australia to Singapore
In our battle against carbon emissions, we need to rely more on renewable and sustainable resources like solar energy. It is available in abundance and is being effectively used as solar power worldwide. The usage and expansion of this abundant energy source are increasing exponentially. Following suit, the world’s largest solar energy project will soon be able to power Singapore from Australia.
A massive $22 billion infrastructure project will transfer Australia’s solar power to Singapore, which is more than 3,100 miles away. Opening in 2027, it’ll be the largest solar farm and battery storage facility in the world. This colossal project would efficiently help in reducing the greenhouse effect.
Solar power in Australia is a fast-growing industry and Singapore is looking to opt for renewable power; they both are combining together to form one of the largest and most ambitious renewable energy projects ever accomplished.
The Australia-Asia Power Link project, led by Australia’s Sun Cable, plans to make an enormous “Powell Creek Solar Precinct” on 12,000 arid land about 800 km south of Darwin. The site receives plentiful solar light, which would be a hub for 17-20 gigawatts of peak solar power generation and some 36-42 GWh of battery storage.
The project would approximately power three million homes in Singapore. Along with this, it has some commendable environmental benefits such as reducing around 11.5 million tons of CO2 emissions, which the company claims to be equivalent to removing 2.5 million cars from the road!
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The power will travel north to the coast through overhead cables, and then it’ll travel northwest to Singapore, following a dog-leg-shaped route. It’ll supply up to 3.2 GW of dispatchable clean energy.
The scale of the project is quite large providing twenty-four hours renewable power supply and with this, the usage of renewable-energy resources would double up, significantly.
Via: New Atlas