Hybrid PV – Battery-Hydrogen System for Microgrids

September 23rd, 2020

Hybrid PV – Battery-Hydrogen System for Microgrids

A feasibility study is investigating a renewable-based stand-alone microgrid with hybrid hydrogen-battery-based energy storage for an indigenous community in the Pilbara.

Main proponents:

Murdoch University

Main end-use classification:

Microgrid / regional applications


Under development

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Western Australia, Australia

Announced funding:

AUD$75,000 – Western Australian Government Renewable Hydrogen Fund (feasibility study)

Project description

Murdoch University is conducting a feasibility study into a stand-alone power system for an indigenous community in the Pilbara using 100 per cent renewable energy.  The study will develop a stand-alone microgrid with a hybrid hydrogen-battery-based energy storage system through a partnership approach with local communities. It is intended that the approach developed could be transferrable to other regions of Western Australia or ‘exported’ to regional developing island states.


January 2020: The feasibility study for this project is one of seven feasibility studies to which funds were allocated in January 2020 by the Western Australian government under its Renewable Hydrogen Fund.


Last reviewed: August 2021