Marble Bar and Nullagine Power Stations Build Solar Farm North of Perth

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.

The Author

I took an interest in the Australian energy sector close to ten years ago and since then have monitored the trends, technologies and direction of the Australian Energy Market. I was drawn to the Australian solar market in 2008 and since then have worked heavily in the field. I am partnered with national and international solar energy companies, from manufacturers of solar panel and inverter technology, online software developers that introduce tools to quote, monitor and manage solar power systems and media organisations who like myself, closely monitor the solar and renewable energy sector.

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