A solar energy storage project in Queensland has raised concerns about the price of electricity to consumers.
The project, Solar Power 2, is being developed by Cottesloe Solar in partnership with solar developer, TPG Energy.
Cottasloe has a partnership with TPG to install about 5,000 megawatts of solar energy.
The company is using a mix of solar modules and batteries to generate power.
The batteries are being sourced from a local power station.
TPG has also partnered with Cottisloe to build a pilot solar thermal plant in the state.
But the company has told the ABC it will not be producing electricity from the project.
Solar Energy Storage project source ABC News | YouTube: Solar Power2 project, Cottysloe project Cottelloe solar energy project manager Andrew O’Neill said the project had a number of benefits for Queensland.
“We are able to provide solar energy to customers, we can sell it to the market and also we can supply the power to the Cottascasloe Power Station which is currently providing power to Cottsloe.”
Mr O’Donnell said the facility would allow for a further boost to the state’s renewable energy sector.
“If we had a larger capacity we would be able to have more capacity than we are currently,” he said.
“That is our primary focus.”
The project has been criticised for its price tag, and its potential impact on the state energy market.
Solar Power1 project, Tpg Energy1 project TPG Solar is an Australian-based energy storage and energy management company.
It provides energy storage systems to energy companies including energy giants including Powercorp.
The Cottashloe project, which is in the process of being built, is the largest of its kind in Australia.
Cottage Solar Energy Project, Cottage solar energy company, Cootesloe solar, Coteesloe Cottemann, Cootsloe, Queensland, Australia, A solar storage system on a solar farm at Cottiesloe in Queensland, Queensland.
(Supplied: Cottamann) Mr O’mann said the solar thermal power plant was a first for the Cootasolee region.
“It’s a really exciting opportunity and a really great opportunity to get into this market,” he told ABC Radio Brisbane.
The electricity storage system was to be installed at Cootamann Solar Energy in Cottlandsloe.
The site has a total capacity of about 5.3MW, and is expected to generate enough power to supply about 100 homes for about three months.
The local power company, the Coteysloe Power station, is expected be able power up to 300 homes in the community, Mr Oamann said.
The solar thermal project would be built on a site that has previously been used to produce solar power.
“There are many locations in Queensland that produce solar energy but these are very large sites that are located in the suburbs, so we think that is an opportunity to have some of these sites in a remote location,” Mr Oamas said.
Solar energy projects are not cheap Solar energy storage projects are relatively new in Australia and have been developed mostly by large energy companies.
Some of the most ambitious projects have been funded by private investors, but others have come from private developers.
The cost of a solar energy energy storage system varies depending on the size of the project and the location.
The price of a kilowatt hour of electricity can range from $300 to $600.
Some solar energy projects, like the Cootsoles solar project, require large power plants to generate electricity.
The Queensland Government says the cost of building solar energy batteries will be $20 million to $25 million, and the cost for a solar thermal system will be around $20,000.
“While it is possible to build more solar energy battery storage sites, we do not see the cost to install them as being prohibitive,” the state said in a statement.
“As such, it is our view that this is the first project of its type to be developed in Queensland in the last 20 years.”
The ABC has contacted the Cotasolees Power station for comment.
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is also investigating whether the project will breach the Renewable Energy Target (RET).
AEMO said it was not able to comment on the case because the RET was not yet in place.
The RET allows renewable energy projects to go ahead if they meet certain criteria.
Those criteria include an 80 per cent reduction in emissions over the life of the facility.
The Energy Efficiency Association (EEA) said the Cotsoles project was an example of what the RET could achieve.
“The RET is already a real incentive for developers to develop renewable energy storage sites and to make them economically viable,” EEA CEO Greg Stewart said.
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