Large-scale solar shines in regional NSW
- New South Wales
- Renewable energy
Powering homes with solar
Three large-scale solar projects in regional New South Wales are providing enough additional renewable energy to supply the equivalent of 41,500 homes.
The three projects, developed by Neoen, feature single-axis tracking technology which is more efficient in capturing the sun's energy than fixed solar PV.
The projects are:
- A 55MW(AC) solar farm 10km west of Parkes consisting of over 200,000 solar panels that is expected to generate enough power for about 20,500 homes
- A 30MW(AC) solar farm south-east of Griffith consisting of about 112,000 solar panels that is expected to generate enough power for about 11,500 homes
- A 25MW (AC) solar farm over two sites, one east of Dubbo and one north of Narromine. The Dubbo Solar Hub is expected to generate enough power for about 9,500 homes
All three projects are feeding solar energy into the grid.
The CEFC has committed almost a total of almost $150 million in finance towards the $230 million total cost of the three projects. The projects also received a total of around $16 million from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
New South Wales, Renewable energy