Solar River Project, South Australia, Australia

Last Modified: Sun Jul 01 2018 09:32:25 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 400 MW
    planned installed capacity of the Solar River Project, located 30 km from Robertstown, north of the Goyder Highway in Outback South Australia. In addition, 270 MWh of battery storage will be installed. The project will be developed in two stages: Stage 1 - 200 MW (PV array), 120 MWh (battery) and Stage 2 - 200 MW (PV array), 150 MWh (battery)
  • ? GWh
    of electricity will be generated annually once the project is operational.
  • 96,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the Stage 1 of project.
  • 8,750,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once Stage 1 is operational.
  • 5,300
    hectares of Australian Crown land available for use. The project will be connected to the national grid by a transmission line to a substation near Robertstown, about 30 km to the southwest.
  • ?
    Number of solar panels that will be used. The Stage 1 array with single axis tracking will measure 3200 metres x 1800 metres.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: Solar River, EPC and O&M: TBD, Distributor: 60% merchant mode, 40% PPA.
  • $450 million
    estimated project cost. The project is not reliant on grants or government support and will be 100 per cent privately funded through a mix of local and international investment.
  • 350
    peak 'regional' jobs during a 2 year construction period of both phases.
  • 45
    FTE during operational phase.
  • Jan 2019
    Planned start of construction with first generation from the site expected in September 2019. Stage 2 is planned to begin construction in early 2020.
  • 26 Jun 2018
    Project receives final development approval.