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

Last Modified: Fri May 08 2020 04:21:27 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 195 MW
    planned installed capacity of the Currawarra Solar Farm located around 25km north east of Deniliquin, New South Wales. The project is located within the Edward River Council area.
  • 461 GWh
    of electricity will be generated in the first year. (195MW power rating x 24hrs per day x 365 days per year x 27.0% capacity factor = *461,214 MWh per year)
  • 77,900
    approximate number of NSW households that can be powered by the farm each year (assuming the average household electricity use is 5,920 kWh per annum).
  • 153,916
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational. (461,214 MWh x 0.33372 tonnes/MWh = ~153,916 tonnes)
  • 750
    hectares of farm land used predominately for cropping available for the project.
  • 667,000
    solar panels mounted on either a fixed or single axis tracking system.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: RES Australia, EPC and O&M: TBD, Distributor: TBD
  • ?
    estimated project cost.
  • 330
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • 4
    FTE during operational phase.
  • 2H2018
    Expected commencement of construction with nearly 18 months to completion.
  • 25 May 2018
    Planning consent obtained from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.
  • $50,000
    Size of the annual community fund that will be set up by RES Australia. This fund will be managed locally and used to support local projects, community groups and organisations over the project lifetime. Input will be sought from the community to inform and shape how the fund could be implemented.