April 15 (Renewables Now) – Australian energy and fuel firm Alinta Vitality has filed a proposal to place a 90-MW (AC) photo voltaic farm close to its gas-fired energy plant within the Pilbara area of Western Australia.
In response to paperwork submitted to the Environmental Safety Authority of Western Australia, Alinta would find the venture some 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) south of the city of Port Hedland and will construct the photo voltaic farm in phases. The Port Hedland photo voltaic farm can be related by way of a 2-kilometre transmission line to the present switchyard on the gas-fired energy plant.
Alinta Vitality’s prospects in Port Hedland space have adopted vital decarbonisation targets, motivating the corporate to contemplate renewables as an alternative choice to present thermal energy technology, Alinta mentioned in its proposal. It went on to elucidate how the Port Hedland photo voltaic venture and the selection of web site have been the one possible answer, because the space isn’t appropriate for a wind farm attributable to cyclonic winds and the dearth of transmission infrastructure. Additionally, the corporate doesn’t have entry to giant patches of land apart from the proposed web site to develop large-scale photo voltaic, Alinta added.
The Port Hedland photo voltaic farm proposal is at the moment within the public remark stage.