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

Last Modified: Sat May 16 2020 08:04:53 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 56 MW
    generation capacity of the Moree Solar Farm, located about 10 km south of Moree in New South Wales.
  • 145 GWh
    of electricity will be generated per year.
  • 24,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 95,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year.
  • 280
    hectares of land used for the solar farm. Over 50 locations across Australia were identified and assessed for development potential. Of these Moree, known locally as big sky country, was selected due to the intense levels of solar radiation experienced in the area, the large amount of flat land available, good transport links and proximity to the national electricity grid.
  • 222,000
    solar PV panels used. Type: Single-Axis Tracking so the panels can tilt to face the sun as the earth rotates.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), EPC and O&M: Green Light Contractors Pty Ltd. - subsidiary of Elecnor, Distributor: Origin Energy
  • $164 million
    approximate project cost. $101.7 million grant from ARENA. $46 million debt finance from CEFC.
  • 150
    peak jobs during construction phase with more than three quarters awarded to local workers.
  • 5
    FTE during operational phase.
  • 05 Nov 2014
    SOD turning ceremony
  • 01 Mar 2016
    Moree Solar Farm starts feeding into the grid.
  • 31 Mar 2016
    Origin Energy Limited (Origin) enters into a landmark 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) which covers 100 per cent of the output from the farm.
  • 03 Mar 2017
    Official opening of the farm.