Winton Solar Farm, Victoria, Australia - Project details and construction updates

Last Modified: Mon Apr 20 2020 07:33:59 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 98.8 MW
    planned installed capacity of the Winton Solar Farm located around 25 km south-west of Wangaratta, near the town of Winton, in the shire of Benalla in central north Victoria. . The project is 1 of 6 developments within the state to be awarded a supply agreement through the Victorian Renewable Energy Auction Scheme.
  • 210 GWh
    proposed to be generated per year.
  • 52,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 150,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • 250
    hectares of agricultural land currently used for livestock grazing will be utilized for the project.
  • ?
    Number of modules with the latest single axis tracking technology that will be used.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: 1) Project owner and developer: Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) 2) EPC & O&M: Gransolar 3) PPA: Victoria State
  • ? million
    estimated project cost.
  • 150
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • ?
    FTE during operational phase.
  • 2019
    planned start of construction. The project is expected to be completed in early 2020.
  • 16 Feb 2020
    FRV secures funding for the project by closing a financing agreement with ING and ABN AMRO Bank.
  • 16 Feb 2020
    FRV also announces a Renewable Energy Research Investment Partnership with the University of Melbourne exploring ways to accelerate Victoria’s transition to a sustainable, low-carbon future through technical and regulatory innovation, economic development, and community empowerment.