Ecogeneration reported that Schneider Electric and Planet Ark Power received a grant of $1.5 million from the South Australian government to help in building a $13.9 million solar and battery pilot project.
The project combines solar power and battery technology and will be optimized by the Schneider Electric micro-grid management system. The system is then integrated with an advanced distribution management system in delivering a more secure and reliable energy back to the grid.
The grant is part of South Australia’s $150 million renewable technology Fund, Designed to support projects in:
- Renewable generation
- Bulk energy storage
- Hydrogen infrastructure
It will also include a grid-connected micro-grid with 2.9 megawatt-hours of smart battery storage, demand management, new integration of networks and up to 6 megawatts of rooftop solar power