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

Last Modified: Fri May 08 2020 04:13:55 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 29 MW
    planned installed capacity of the proposed solar farm located approximately approximately 5 km north of Walgett town.
  • 63 GWh
    proposed to be generated per year.
  • 9,600
    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.
  • 90
    hectares of land will be used for the farm.
  • ?
    solar panels will be used.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: 1) Project owner and developer: Epuron Island GP 2) EPC contractor: TBD 3) PPA: University of Sydney
  • $40 million
    estimated project cost.
  • ?
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • ?
    FTE during operational phase.
  • ?
    planned start of construction.
  • 26 Jul 2017
    Planning approval obtained from NSW government.
  • 13 Nov 2018
    The University of Technology Sydney signs a 12 year power purchase agreement with the project amounting the equivalent of half its annual electricity demand (27,000 MWh ). This is the 3rd such renewable energy PPA signed by the University.