The South Australian Government has supported Planet Ark Power with a $1.95 million grant to install 1.2 MW of solar panels and a 3.4 MWh battery at the IKEA site, to create the first grid-integrated commercial microgrid in South Australia.
The IKEA eleXsys® Microgrid project in Adelaide is a world first. The project will provide low cost clean energy and community grid support with 3 MW of battery storage and a 700 kVAr eleXsys® dedicated grid support feature.
Planet Ark Power’s new technology enables a two-way energy grid, so we can all benefit from lowering green energy costs and improve the capacity for Network EV charging. Provisioning for an initial three rapid chargers for electric IKEA delivery vehicles is underway. Works will be completed in 2021. Public EV charging will also be installed for IKEA customers and staff.