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

Last Modified: Fri May 08 2020 04:25:48 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 115 MW
    planned installed capacity of the Hillston Solar Farm located on open land that is around 3.5 km south from the town of Hillston in the Riverina region of south-western New South Wales.
  • ? GWh
    proposed to be generated per year.
  • 32,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm.
  • ? tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • 300
    hectares of land will be used for the farm. The site was identified by OVERLAND because of its location adjacent to the Essential Energy 132kV substation, the large open areas of land that have been cleared for wheat, cereal and cotton production and the high numbers of sunny days that occur in this region.
  • 300,000
    solar panels will be used on mounting structures across the site.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: 1) Project owner and developer: Innogy 2) EPC and O&M: Belectric 3) Distribution: TBD.
  • $100 million
    estimated project cost.
  • 200
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • 7
    FTE during operational phase.
  • 3Q2018
    Expected start of construction and likely to be in full commercial operation by the end of 2019.
  • 26 Oct 2017
    Planning consent awarded by the NSW State Government.
  • 15 Feb 2018
    German energy giant Innogy purchases the farm from Overland.
  • Feb 2018
    Innogy awards EPC and O&M contract to its subsidiary Belectric.