Marble Bar’s Pippunyah Power Station located north or Perth and the nearby Nullagine Power Station combine state-of-the-art technology to deliver clean solar energy to two of the country’s hottest towns.
The power stations incorporate a single axis tracking solar farm with diesel technology and an energy storage system. This combination of technology can provide high levels of solar energy penetration and a reliable supply of power to the town.
The new power stations:
- Generate 1048 MWh of solar energy per year
- Provide 65 per cent of day time energy demand from solar power
- Save 1100 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year
- Save between 35-40 per cent diesel consumption per year (405,000 litres of fuel per year)
The Marble Bar and Nullagine Power Station Project received $4.9 million Australian Government funding through the Renewable Remote Power Generation Program (RRPGP). RRPGP is implemented in Western Australia by the Public Utilities Office.