Marble Bar plays host to world’s first Solar Diesel Power Station
WA’s Mines and Petroleum Minister, Norman Moore, recently cut the red ribbon at the Horizon Power’s Pippunyah Solar Diesel Power Station, the first of its kind in the world, located at Western Australia’s Pilbara region at Marble Bar, a place known for its heat. Costing around $34 million, this one’s powered by Australia’s biggest sun-tracking solar panel farm. Marble Bar holds the world record for the most consecutive days of maximum temperatures too. The station will soak in the sun, generating 1048 megawatt hours of solar energy annually and fulfilling 65% day time energy demand. The station will also keep away 1119 tons of greenhouse gas emissions while saving up to 35% to 40% annually.
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Australia sure is using the sun’s energy in just the right way, juicing itself up with solar power as much as it can.