NEWCASTLE, Australia – New energy giant TerraPower is looking to bring the storm of activity to the NSW capital of Sydney, with the announcement of a solar-powered superstorm forecast to begin on Tuesday.
In a statement to News24, TerraPower said it had been “pursuing several projects around the world, and looking to take this one to Australia”.
“Our team at TerraPower has developed a range of solutions for customers to take advantage of, from a ‘satellite-like’ system to a ‘cloud-sourced’ system that will create a ‘storm’ that will generate power to help provide power to their homes and businesses,” it said.
“We have been in discussions with several power companies and are in the process of developing a commercial-scale system.”
The first phase of this project will involve two solar farms on the NSW coast and will then be extended to other locations in the country.
“The company, which has been working on a “solar-powered storm” since 2014, said it hoped to start work on a satellite-like system by the end of the year.
TerraPower’s chief executive, Mike Denton, said in an interview that the superstorm was the biggest ever solar-driven system in the world.”
This is a new and unique opportunity for us to develop our solar power technology in Australia, to develop new solar farms and solar farms that we will sell on the global market,” he said.
The company is in the final stages of setting up a $3 billion solar farm in NSW.
The project is being developed by TerraPower’s sister company, TerraSolar.
Terrapower said the project was part of a global effort to develop solar power in Australia.”
Our plan is to create a commercial solar-solar plant in New Zealand, where it will be the world’s first solar-based, solar-produced solar farm,” it added.
Terracorpower has been planning to set up a 500MW “satellite farm” in the New Zealand state of Tauranga, with a plan to sell power to the market as soon as 2018.
The firm said the New York-based company had also begun work on an experimental project in the US state of Texas.”
I think that’s where we’re going to end up, and the big advantage is that we have all these technologies in the pipeline,” Mr Denton said.