The Solar River Project Stage 1 – Battery Energy Storage System is a 100,000kW energy storage project located in Robertstown, South Australia, Australia. The rated storage capacity of the project is 300,000kWh.

The project was announced in 2017 and will be commissioned in 2021.


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

Contractors involved

GE Renewable Energy is the technology provider for the project.

GE Renewable Energy is the system integrator.

Additional information

The storage system is designed to capture the energy produced by the solar sources, for use in time of power demand, which can increase the availability of the plant and enable optimal use of the solar PVs. The energy storage system, called the Reservoir, will be coupled to a large 200 MW photovoltaic generation plant.


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