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Answer to Renewable Power’s Top Problem Emerges in the Outback

  • Kennedy Energy Park a pioneer of solar-wind-battery projects
  • Green power developers seeking to solve issue of steady supply
Wind turbines at Kennedy Energy Park in Queensland.
Wind turbines at Kennedy Energy Park in Queensland.
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The answer to the renewable energy industry’s biggest challenge is emerging in the Australian outback.

Early next year, one of the first power projects that combine solar and wind generation with battery storage is planning to start up in northern Queensland state. The Kennedy Energy Park, just outside the sleepy town of Hughendon, will combine 43 megawatts of wind and 20 megawatts of solar with a 2-megawatt Tesla Inc. lithium-ion battery.