Byford Solar Farm, Western Australia, Australia

Last Modified: Mon Jul 31 2017 05:06:18 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 30 MW
    planned installed capacity of the Byford Solar Farm, located just 35kms south-east of the Perth CBD, in the shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.
  • 80 GWh
    of electricity will be generated per year.
  • ?
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 67,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • 75
    hectares of cleared dairy land will be used for the solar farm.
  • ?
    solar panels will be used.
  • 4
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: WestGen, EPC and O&M: JV between Perth-based WBHO Infrastructure and Singapore-based Phoenix Solar , Distribution: Kleenheat/Wesfarmers.
  • $70 million
    estimated project cost.
  • 100
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • ?
    FTE during operational phase.
  • ?
    Development approval obtained.
  • May 2017
    Kleenheat, the gas and electricity retailing unit of industrial conglomerate Wesfarmers signs a landmark 10-year off take agreement to buy the output from the farm.
  • Jul 2017
    A joint venture between Perth-based WBHO Infrastructure and Singapore-based Phoenix Solar has secured the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.