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

Last Modified: Wed May 06 2020 05:54:01 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 150 MW
    generation capacity of the proposed solar farm located in Coleambally, in the NSW Riverina district.
  • 380 GWh
    proposed to be generated per year. The solar farm will be connected to TransGrid’s high-voltage transmission network, which sits at the centre of the national electricity grid, with TransGrid providing connection services under a 25-year agreement.
  • 65,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 300,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational. Reduction will be the equivalent of taking 90,000 cars off the road or planting 530,000 trees.
  • 550
    hectares of land will be used for the farm.
  • 567,800
    solar panels will be used. The project will feature single-axis tracking technology, which is more efficient in capturing the sun's energy than fixed solar PV.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: 1) Project owner and developer: Neoen 2) EPC contractor: TBD 3) PPA: EnergyAustralia - 70%, rest to be sold in merchant mode.
  • ? million
    estimated project cost.
  • 400
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • 7
    FTE during operational phase.
  • 2017
    planned start of construction towards the end of the year.
  • 20 Jul 2017
    EnergyAustralia signed a long-term deal to buy 100 MW of the output from the farm.
  • 24 Jan 2018
    The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) commits $30 million in debt finance to the project.
  • 24 Jan 2018
    Neoen Australia’s Head of Solar Development Chris Leonard announced financial close, working with CEFC and other financiers NORD/LB and KfW Ipex.
  • 22 Nov 2018
    Project commissioned. Neoen announces project has commenced fullscale commercial operation.