Battery assembly begins in Adelaide as government embraces solar.

Garry Cox posts:
German company Sonnen has announced it will begin assembling lithium-ion batteries at the former Holden plant in Adelaide within a month.
The plant, which will move to full manufacture as demand ramps up, has been given a massive boost by the new state government’s solar rooftop/battery storage scheme which was launched this week.
Up to 40,000 homes will be able to access grants and low-interest finance for both battery storage and new rooftop solar installations under the $200 million plan.
Developed by the previous government, it is to the great credit of the new LNP team that it has proceeded with this signature project and enabled a new battery industry.
Under the scheme Sonnen batteries will have exclusive access to the scheme for hashtag#manufacturing its first nine weeks of operation, with other imported batteries given access after that.
The scheme could add up to 400MWh of storage to the grid – not quite four times the size of the 100MW/129MWh Tesla big battery next to the Hornsdale wind farm.
SA already gets half its electricity needs from solar and wind power.
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