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

Last Modified: Sat May 16 2020 05:13:36 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 100 MW
    planned installed capacity of the Hay Solar Farm located approximately 6 kilometres north-east of the Hay township and is a joint venture between Overland Sun Farming and Island Green Power UK Limited (IGP).
  • ? GWh
    proposed to be generated per year.
  • 41,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm.
  • ? tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • 660
    hectares of land will be used for the farm. A purpose-built transmission line from the site will connect to the Essential Energy 132 kilovolt electricity distribution network that originates at the Hay Substation.
  • 300,000
    solar panels will be used on mounting structures across the site.
  • 4
    major organisations involved: 1) Project owner and developer: Innogy, Overland Sun Farming 2) EPC and O&M: TBD 3) Distribution: TBD.
  • $150 million
    estimated project cost.
  • 100
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • 5
    FTE during operational phase.
  • 3Q2018
    Expected start of construction and likely to be in full commercial operation by the end of 2019.
  • 29 Dec 2017
    Planning consent awarded by the NSW State Government.
  • May 2019
    Modification application for a 29 MWh battery system approved.