Frasers Solar Farm, Victoria, Australia

Last Modified: Sat Jun 22 2019 16:41:44 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 75 MW
    planned installed capacity of the Frasers Solar Farm, located about 2 km south of the town of Toongabbie in Eastern Victoria.
  • ? MWh
    of electricity will be generated per year by the farm once operational.
  • 25,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 157,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • 110
    hectares of land will be used for the solar farm. The proposed site predominantly has an even surface and was generally cleared for agriculture, minimising any potential environmental impacts of development. The project also presents a new opportunity for vertical farming, which means, having multiple layers of productive functions within the same footprint. For example, the top layer will be the solar panels generating clean electricity. The middle layer will be the sheep which will graze on the lower layer grass land. The sheep will also enjoy shading and protection provided by the panels.
  • ?
    solar panels with single-axis trackers will be used.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: South Energy, EPC and O&M: TBD, PPA: TBD.
  • $110 million
    estimated project cost.
  • ?
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • ?
    FTE during operational phase.
  • 2020
    Expected start of construction with expected operations late 2021.