Australia will send its solar energy to Singapore via a gigantic 4,200 km submarine cable

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Singapore wants energy, renewable energy. Northern Australia is sunny, sun in quantity and that warms his days for hours. some time ago Sun Cable Company realized this scenario and decided to promote a project that, he assures, will create “the largest solar energy infrastructure network in the world.” His data is certainly impressive: a “large solar farm” with 12,000 hectares of panels and 4,200 kilometers of submarine cable between Oceania and Asia.

Australia-Asia PowerLink, as the project has been baptized, integrates several structures of considerable depth. In the Barkly region of northern Australia, he plans to set up some 12,000 hectares of photovoltaic panels capable of generating between 17 and 20 GW.

Part of that energy will be stored in a battery system and another will be channeled through 788 kilometers with a wiring that will largely follow the railway line to darwin. About 31 kilometers east of there, on the shoreline of Murrumujuk, a converter will be installed.

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Of the transported energy, about 800 megawatts will be diverted to boost electricity supply to Darwin’s homes and businesses, and the rest will travel along an underwater power line with three cables running 4,200km and will pass through Indonesia until they reach Singapore.

“AAPowerLink will harness and store solar energy from one of the sunniest places on the planet in Australia’s Northern Territory to transmit it 24/7 to Darwin and Singapore via a transmission system of high voltage direct current company officials saywhich ensures that the supply of wiring will cover up to 15% of Singapore’s total electricity needs.

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From Sun Cable remember that the demand for energy in Southeast Asia grows at an average of 6% per year and forecasts suggest that it will grow by 60% by 2040.

“Demand for renewable electricity is accelerating due to its low cost and Australia has the largest solar resource per capita in the G20 and second in the world. Exists a unique opportunity to export large volumes of renewable energy”, highlights the signaturewhich recalls that Singapore currently relies on gas for around 95% of its electricity generation.

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Start up AAPowerLink It will cost more than 30,000 million of Australian dollars, 20,100 million euros, and will allow the creation of what Sun Cable claims is the largest solar energy infrastructure in the world. Another advantage that the company points out is that it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In northern Australia alone he estimates that will be cut 10%.

The company’s plans include starting the construction of AAPowerLink in 2024 and start supplying power already in 2027. Overall and with updates, he expects the project to have a useful life of seven decades. Only in its first phase will it generate 1,750 jobs.

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Singapore wants energy, renewable energy. Northern Australia is sunny, sun in quantity and that warms his days for hours. some…

Singapore wants energy, renewable energy. Northern Australia is sunny, sun in quantity and that warms his days for hours. some…

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