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Battery added to support more solar in Australia’s hottest town

Battery added to support more solar in Australia’s hottest town

A town in north-western Western Australia that is famous for its record-breaking stretches of sweltering heat has been fitted with a community-scale battery energy storage system, in a bid to accommodate more rooftop solar and, no doubt, power more local air conditioning.

WA energy minister Bill Johnston on Wednesday announced the installation of the 582kW/583kWh BESS at Marble Bar, commissioned by state-owned regional utility Horizon Power and delivered by local outfit Hybrid Systems Australia.

The East Pilbara town of Marble Bar – population 600 – calls itself Australia’s hottest…

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