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

Last Modified: Sat May 16 2020 06:26:23 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 10 MW
    installed capacity of the Gullen Range Solar Farm built within the existing Gullen Range Wind Farm, located 28 kms north west of Goulburn in New South Wales. It is one of the early hybrid renewable energy farms - solar and wind - that share the same infrastructure.
  • 22,000 MWh
    of electricity will be generated per year.
  • 3,100
    approximate number of NSW households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • ?
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year.
  • 25
    hectares of land within the existing wind farm range used.
  • 41,760
    ground mounted solar panels used. Monford Group was sub-contracted by Decmil for the installation. In all 8,352 support posts, 696 sets of solar panel frames used to support the solar panels.
  • 3
    major organizations involved: Project Developer: Goldwind,Beijing and Jingneng Clean Energy, EPC: Decmil & Balance Utility Solutions, Distribution: ?
  • $26 million
    estimated project cost. $10 million debt funding from ARENA.
  • 75
    peak jobs during construction phase - average: 30
  • ?
    jobs during operational phase.
  • Jan 2017
    Start of construction.
  • Aug 2017
    Scheduled completion/commissioning.
  • $19 million
    EPC contract awarded to JV of Decmil and Balance Utility Solutions.
  • 22 May 2017
    10,000th solar panel installed!
  • 05 Oct 2017
    The farm starts to officially feed into the grid.
  • 01 Feb 2018
    Official opening of the farm.