Gravity storage pioneer to build two batteries next to Australia’s biggest solar farm

Energy Vault | 15 May 2024

The US-based Energy Vault, which has made headlines across the world with its so-called gravity storage technology, has been awarded contracts to build two big batteries at the site of Australia’s biggest solar farm.

The deal was announced jointly by Energy Vault and Acen Renewables, which is building the New England solar farm in NSW, which will be sized at 720 MW when the 320 MW second stage is finished and added to the already complete 400 MW first stage.

Acen has previously flagged its intention to build a 200 MW, 400 MWh battery at the site, and it appears to have decided to deliver that capacity but with two distinct installations, one a 50 MW, 100 MWh battery and the other a 150 MW, 300 MWh battery.

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