Parkes Solar Farm, New South Wales, Australia - Project details and construction updates

Last Modified: Sat May 16 2020 05:28:38 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 55 MW
    generation capacity of the Parkes Solar Farm located 10 km west of Parkes.
  • 138 GWh
    electricity that will be generated each year.
  • 20,500
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • ? tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, equivalent to taking either 38,000 cars off the road or planting 195,000 trees, .
  • 210
    hectares of land will be used for the farm.
  • 206,000
    solar panels used. The project features single-axis tracking technology, which is more efficient in capturing the sun's energy than fixed solar PV. Array Technologies DuraTrack HZ v3 used as the tracking system. Installation services of nearly 30,000 piles and 2,300 tracker rows provided by TranexSolar
  • 3
    major organisations involved: 1) Project owner and developer: Neoen 2) EPC contractor: Bouygues Construction Australia 3) Power distribution: ENGIE.
  • $114.0 million
    estimated project cost.
  • $? million
    $ ? in long term debt financing by CEFC. $6.75 million grant funding by ARENA.
  • ?
    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.
  • Jul 2017
    Installation of solar panels in progress.
  • 01 May 2018
    Farm starts feeding power into the grid.