Lyon began the development of Lakeland Solar Storage, Australia’s first grid connected utility-scale solar PV and battery storage project, in 2012. The project set a landmark for Australia and was globally recognised for its innovation and leadership.
Lyon is progressing a number of large, centralised battery energy storage projects across Australia. Most of these projects are grid connected and part of the pipeline of integrated solar PV and battery storage projects being developed by the Lyon Group through two of its subsidiaries, Lyon Solar and Lyon Battery Storage.
The project portfolio within the scope of the Lyon Market Services Tender includes:
Cape York Solar Storage will occupy approximately 200 hectares of land, about three kilometres south of Lakeland, adjacent to the Mulligan Highway. It will connect to the existing Ergon electricity transmission line that runs through the site. The project was announced in September 2016. Formal community consultation sessions commenced in March 2017.
|Storage peak / capacity||20MW / 80MWh (depending on configuration)|
Riverland Solar Storage will occupy approximately 600 hectares of land, and be located two kilometres to the east of the North-West Bend Sub Station. The site fronts the highway east of Morgan and was previously used for cattle grazing. It will connect to the two existing ElectraNet transmission lines that run through the site. The project was announced in March 2017. Formal community consultation sessions commenced in May 2017.
|Storage capacity||100MW / 400MWh (depending on configuration)|
Nowingi Solar Storage will occupy approximately 600 hectares of land, and be located 35 kilometres south of Red Cliffs Terminal Substation in north-west Victoria. The site fronts the highway about half way between Mildura and Ouyen and was previously used for wheat farming. It will connect to existing Ausnet transmission lines that run through the site. The project was announced in June 2017. Formal community consultation sessions will commence shortly.
|Storage capacity||80MW/160MWh (depending on configuration)|
Lyon’s solar storage project sites have been chosen because they have:
- strong solar resources
- large and flat parcels of land
- an existing power line running through the site for easy connection to the electricity grid
- already been cleared of native vegetation
- no immediately adjacent neighbours
- highway access, which is beneficial during construction
Lyon works with recognised EPC companies to deliver its projects. Lyon is committed to its projects meeting best practice safety, environmental and community standards.
Lyon and its EPC procurement teams are working to define the supply chain requirements of these projects. This includes identifying opportunities for local engagement and employment during the construction and operating phases of the project.
Lyon is also developing projects in the Philippines and in other Asian countries.