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

Last Modified: Sat May 16 2020 07:00:45 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 40 MW
    planned installed capacity of the proposed solar farm located at Yoogali near Griffith in NSW. Originally planned as a 30 MW project, later approved for an additional 10 MW.
  • 69.2 GWh
    proposed to be generated per year.
  • 12,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • ?
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • 110
    hectares of land will be used for the farm. The site contains room for potential future project expansion. It is positioned ideally in terms of both solar resources and access to the National Electricity Market. Land within the immediate surrounding area of the site is predominately used as agricultural land with viticulture, citrus, cereal crops and improved pastures most prominent.
  • ?
    solar panels will be used.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: 1) Project owner and developer: Suntech Power Japan Corporation 2) EPC contractor: TBD 3) Power distribution: TBD.
  • $62 million
    estimated project cost.
  • 100
    peak direct jobs during construction along with 350 indirect jobs.
  • ?
    FTE during operational phase.
  • Jun 2016
    Development Consent granted by the New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment.
  • ?
    planned start of construction. The project will become fully operational in ?
  • 07 Jul 2018
    Connection Agreement & Project Agreement Signed with TransGrid.
  • 15 Jan 2019
    Connection Agreement & Project Agreement Signed with TransGrid for an additional 10 MW.