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

Last Modified: Sat May 16 2020 06:37:07 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 20 MW
    generation capacity of the White Rock Solar Farm, located adjacent to the northern end of White Rock Wind Farm, 18 km west of Glen Innes. The development is a pioneering hybrid solar/wind renewable energy facility for the New England Tablelands.
  • 44 GWh
    of electricity will be generated per year.
  • 7,200
    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.
  • 50
    hectares of land will be used for the solar farm.
  • ?
    solar panels will be used.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: Goldwind Australia/Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology, EPC and O&M: UGL Limited, Distributor: TBD
  • $41.4 million
    project cost. $5.4 million grant from the ARENA. $25 million debt from the Agricultural Bank of China Limited Sydney Branch and $11 million equity from Goldwind.
  • 75
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • 3
    FTE during operational phase.
  • 2017
    Construction the farm is scheduled to commence in early 2017 for completion by end of 2017.
  • 10 May 2017
    Goldwind announced it has reached financial close for the farm.
  • 10 May 2017
    UGL Limited awarded EPC and O&M (2 years) contract. EPC and commissioning will generate revenue of $34.2 million over nine months.
  • 10 Jul 2017
    Construction officially commenced. Acting Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce joined Glen Innes Severn Council mayor Steve Toms and the managing director of Goldwind Australia, John Titchen, at the project site on Monday to turn the first sod.