Australian Company Plans $22bn Scheme to Bring Solar Power to Singapore

By: | September 30th, 2021

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By the year 2027, Singapore may be drawing up to 3.2 GW of clean energy from Australia. A gigantic US$22-billion infrastructure project will transport energy about 3, 1000 miles (5,000 km) to Singapore. But for this company will have to construct the world’s largest solar farm and battery storage facility.

The project is led by the Australian firm Sun Cable. The company has plans to build massive solar farms in Northern Australia, which is “one of the most reliably sunny places on Earth”. This project is called ‘The Australia–Asia PowerLink’. 

Following are some of its features:

  • The project will involve installing 120 sq km of photovoltaic panels.
  • This massive solar farm will be so large that it would be visible from space, once finished.
  • The power so generated will be supplied by a 4,200km (2,600 miles) long high voltage direct power cable.
  • The site is capable of generating massive 17-20 GW of peak solar power generation.
  • It will be home to a 36-42 GWh battery storage facility.
  • Sun Cable will send 3.2GW of electricity which is enough to power 11.5 million homes.
  • This project will be about 10 times the size of the 2.245-GW Bhadia Solar Park in India. Bhadia Solar Park is the world’s current largest solar power installation.
  • The project will help in cutting about 11.5 million tons of CO2 emissions. As per the company, it is equivalent to removing 2.5 million cars from the road.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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