FRV’s first hybrid solar-plus-storage project goes live

Aerial photo of FRV Australia's hybrid solar-plus-storage project in Dalby, Queensland
FRV Australia's hybrid solar-plus-storage project in Dalby, Queensland

Renewables developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) Australia has announced the operationality of its first hybrid project, located in Dalby, Queensland.

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The facility consists of a 2.45MW solar photovoltaic (PV) and 2.54MW/5MWh battery energy storage system (BESS).

Occupying a total area of 30ha, the Dalby project is one of the first developments in the country to combine photovoltaic power generation with a battery system sharing the same point of connection to the national grid.

This is significant, because the combination of solar PV and battery storage helps improve energy efficiency and grid resilience, while allowing for significant reductions in CO2 emissions.

The Dalby hybrid will generate enough electricity to supply more than 1,680 households, contributing to cutting and avoiding 3,553 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.

The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) Contractor for the project was Gransolar.

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FRV Australia CEO Carlo Frigerio said, “Dalby is a small but strategic project for us. It is in line with the pioneering spirit of FRV Australia, being always at the forefront of the energy transition and technology to create a better future for all of us.”

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