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

Last Modified: Sat May 16 2020 07:26:28 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 115 MW
    planned installed capacity of the Metz Solar Farm, located located 20 km to the east of Armidale, off the Waterfall Way, in the New South Wales Tablelands.
  • ? GWh
    of electricity will be generated per year.
  • 40,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 225,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational. The farm will also save approximately 350,000 mega litres of clean drinking water compared to a coal-fired power station.
  • ?
    hectares of land will be used for the solar farm. During the site selection process over 15 different locations in the Armidale area were considered.
  • 400,000
    solar panels will be used. They would either be mounted in a fixed tilted position or on a single axis tracking system that would track the sun during the day.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: Clenergy, Infinergy Pacific, EPC and O&M: TBD, PPA: Snowy Hydro.
  • $130 million
    estimated project cost.
  • 150
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • 15
    FTE during operational phase.
  • 2018
    Expected start of construction in spring of the year with around a year needed to complete construction.
  • 26 Jul 2017
    Project receives development approval from the NSW government.
  • Mar 2018
    Chinese-Australian BoS provider and project developer Clenergy acquires 100% stake in the project.
  • 07 Nov 2018
    PPA signed with Snowy Hydro.