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

Last Modified: Sat May 16 2020 08:12:40 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 53 MW
    generation installed capacity of the Broken Solar Farm located approximately 5 km south-west of Broken Hill Township in New South Wales, Australia.
  • 126 GWh
    proposed to be generated per year.
  • 17,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 105,840 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • 140
    hectares of land in Broken Hill, which at one time boasted the world's most successful silver mine
  • 678,000
    solar panels will be used. The solar panels will be installed on ground-mounted frames that will slowly track the daily horizontal movement of the sun.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: AGEL Energy, EPC: First Solar, Distribution: AGL Energy.
  • $150 million
    estimated project cost.
  • $? million
    grant funding provided by ARENA.
  • 150
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • ?
    jobs during operational phase.
  • Jul 2014
    Start of construction.
  • 20 Jan 2016
    Official opening of the farm.