Perenjori Solar Thermal Project - Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage System, Australia
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Perenjori Solar Thermal Project – Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage System, Australia

By Carmen 02 Sep 2021

The Perenjori Solar Thermal Project – Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage System is a 20,000kW energy storage project located in Perenjori, Western Australia, Australia.

The thermal energy storage project uses molten salt as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2016 and will be commissioned in 2021.

Description

The Perenjori Solar Thermal Project – Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage System is being developed by CSIRO Energy Centre and WestGen Pty. The project is owned by Abengoa Solar (33.33%), a subsidiary of Abengoa, CSIRO Energy Centre (33.33%) and WestGen Pty (33.33%).

The key applications of the project are renewables capacity firming and renewables energy time shift.

Contractors involved

Abengoa Solar, CSIRO Energy Centre and WestGen Pty are the owners. CSIRO Energy Centre and WestGen Pty are the developers. Abengoa Solar is the technology provider for the project.

Additional information

Australian Renewable Energy Agency provided AUS $450,000 funding to Abengoa to conduct a feasibility study.

Methodology

All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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