World’s Biggest Battery 2.0 Cements South Australia’s Role As World Leader in Renewable Storage
Solar Citizens has welcomed the news that South Australia will become home to the world’s biggest battery, again. SIMEC ZEN Energy will build a battery even bigger than the Tesla battery in Port Augusta to support its investment in large-scale solar in Whyalla after receiving a loan from the South Australian Government.
“The world’s biggest battery 2.0 shows that South Australia is a world leader in renewable energy and storage. While Federal politicians handed lumps of coal around parliament, South Australia has been using its leadership role to support practical solutions that will make our electricity cleaner, cheaper and more reliable,” Dan Spencer South Australian Campaigner with Solar Citizens said.
“Just in the last year South Australia has attracted the country’s first battery manufacturer, broken world records for new large battery technology and secured the world’s largest solar thermal tower with storage to be built in Port Augusta. All of these projects mean new jobs for South Australia,” Mr Spencer said.
“South Australians are proud that we lead the way and no matter what the result on Saturday it’s clear that the Federal Government’s attempt to slam the brakes on clean energy in South Australia was doomed to fail. In the 21st century, if you back technology from the 1950s over smarter, cleaner 21st century technology you are bound to lose,” Mr Spencer said.
“With one day till polling day, only Steven Marshall opposes keeping a strong South Australian renewable energy target. Mr Marshall has 24 hours to turn his no into yes and back the South Australian community who know that renewables and storage is the surest way to reduce power prices and cut pollution,” Mr Spencer said.
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