Swan Hill Solar Farm, Victoria, Australia

Last Modified: Thu Apr 23 2020 06:02:18 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 19 MW
    installed capacity of Swan Hill Solar Farm(aka Blackwire Reserve Solar Farm), located in Blackwire Reserve, west of Swan Hill.
  • 37,700 MWh
    of electricity will be generated per year.
  • 6,300
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 1 million tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions over its 25 year lifetime, once the farm is operational.
  • ?
    hectares of land will be used for the solar farm.
  • 50,000
    solar modules will be mounted on a single tracker mounting system.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: Australia Solar Group, EPC and O&M: RCR Tomlinson Ltd, Distribution: TBD.
  • $32 million
    project cost. Australian funds manager Impact Investment Group (IIG) has committed to fund the construction and operation.
  • 60
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • ?
    FTE during operational phase.
  • Aug 2017
    Planned commencement of construction.
  • Nov 2017
    Impact Investment Group achieves financial close on the project after securing $16.5 million in debt funding through specialist fund manager Infradebt.
  • Dec 2017
    Councillors had their first look at the solar farm. Power is expected to be feeding into the grid by mid-2018.
  • 19 Jul 2018
    Formal opening of the farm.