Australia’s 5B confirmed yesterday its Maverick system has been selected as the preferred technology for Sun Cable’s 10GW solar farm.
Sun Cable’s proposed Australia-Singapore Power Link is a $20 billion project to be constructed at a site near Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory that will also incorporate a 20-30 GWh battery storage facility. The project, which gained Major Project Status last month, will export electricity to Singapore via a 3,750 kilometre undersea HVDC cable.
5B is the manufacturer of Maverick; a modular, pre-fabricated solar panel and racking solution including ballast shipped in “blocks” weighing 2.6 and 5.6 tonnes (15.2kWp and 34.2kWp). Here’s a look at how the 5B Maverick system works.