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Marble Bar and Nullagine Power Stations

Marble Bar's Pippunyah Power Station and the nearby Nullagine Power Station combine state-of-the-art technology to deliver clean energy to two of the country's hottest towns.

The power stations incorporate a single axis tracking solar farm with diesel technology and an energy storage system. This combination of technology can provide high levels of solar energy penetration and a reliable supply of power to the town.

The new power stations:

  • Generate 1048 MWh of solar energy per year
  • Provide 65 per cent of day time energy demand from solar power
  • Save 1100 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year
  • Save between 35-40 per cent diesel consumption per year (405,000 litres of fuel per year)

The Marble Bar and Nullagine Power Station Project received $4.9 million Australian Government funding through the Renewable Remote Power Generation Program (RRPGP). RRPGP is implemented in Western Australia by the Public Utilities Office.

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Last updated: Thursday, 5 April 2012 11:58 AM