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

Last Modified: Mon Sep 07 2020 07:27:50 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 275 MW
    generation capacity of the Darlington Point Solar Farm located approximately 10km south of the town of Darlington Point in western-NSW, on land adjacent to TransGrid’s Darlington Point substation at Donald Ross Drive. The project also has approval for a 100 MWh battery storage system.
  • 685 GWh
    proposed to be generated per year.
  • 130,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 600,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • 975
    hectares of grazing land, adjacent to TransGrid’s Darlington Point substation at Donald Ross Drive, will be used.
  • 820,000
    Canadian Solar HiKu modules (CS3W-P) averaging over 400 W per module will be installed on single-axis solar tracking systems.
  • 5
    major organisations involved: 1) Project owner and developer: Octopus Investments, Edify Energy 2) EPC & O&M: Signal Energy, Canadian Solar 3) PPA: Delta Energy.
  • $450 million
    estimated project cost - $353 million while the battery storage component of the project - which is set to be built at a later date - will cost $54 million.
  • 300
    peak jobs during construction phase
  • 5
    FTE during operational phase.
  • 07 Dec 2018
    NSW Department of Planning and Environment grants Development Consent in accordance with the State Significant Development process.
  • 18 Dec 2018
    Delta Electricity, owner of the Vales Point coal generator, signs PPA for 150 MW of the solar farm’s capacity along with LGCs.
  • 14 Jan 2019
    Edify Energy and Europe based solar investor Octopus Investments announce financial closure.
  • 16 Jan 2019
    Signal Energy along with Canadian Solar appointed as EPC for the project.
  • 11 Mar 2019
    Array Technologies chosen to supply its DuraTrack HZ v3 solar trackers.
  • 11 Apr 2019
    AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, appointed by Octopus Investments and Edify Energy as their project manager and technical advisor.
  • Oct 2019
    The first 2 Power Conditioning Units arrive at the site.
  • 19 Aug 2020
    Octopus Investments and Edify Energy announce that the project has now completed the generator registration process and connected to the National Electricity Market.