Dubbo Solar Farm in Regional New South Wales - Project details and construction updates

Last Modified: Fri May 08 2020 04:48:50 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 25 MW
    generation capacity of the Dubbo Solar Farm, proposed over two sites, in Narromine and South Keswick.
  • ? GWh
    proposed to be generated per year.
  • 10,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • ? tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • 80
    hectares of land will be used for the farm.
  • 80,000
    solar panels will be used. The project will feature single-axis tracking technology, which is more efficient in capturing the sun's energy than fixed solar PV. Array Technologies DuraTrack HZ v3 will be used as the tracking system.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: 1) Project owner and developer: Neoen 2) EPC contractor: Bouygues Construction Australia 3) Power distribution: Neoen on merchant basis.
  • $51.8 million
    estimated project cost.
  • $? million
    $ ? in long term debt funding by CEFC. $ 4.95 million grant funding by ARENA.
  • 175
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • ?
    FTE during operational phase.
  • 2017
    planned start of construction. The project will become fully operational in ?
  • 23 Jan 2017
    Farm achieves financial close after Neon secured financing from Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC). The CEFC will provide a combined funding of $150 million for 3 of Neon's solar farms in NSW - Griffith, Dubbo and Parkes.
  • Feb 2017
    Start of construction.
  • 08 Dec 2017
    NSW Government signs a 10 year contract for offtake of power from the farm. The contract, which commences on 1 July 2019 and expires 31 December 2030, will meet 15.6 per cent of the Government’s obligations under the Renewable Energy Target.
  • Mar 2018
    Farm is connected to the grid and expected to start generating soon.
  • May 2018
    Project is fully operational.