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

Last Modified: Sun May 17 2020 06:28:38 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 67.8 MW
    generation capacity of the Goonumbla Solar Farm located approximately 10 km west of Parkes in New South Wales.
  • 195 GWh
    electricity that will be generated each year.
  • 45,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 140,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year.
  • 385 hectares
    Size of site - rural land currently used for crops and grazing.
  • 230,000
    Number of solar panels used.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: 1) Project owner and developer: FRV 2) EPC & O&M: GranSolar 3) PPA: 15 year with Snowy Hydro
  • ?
    estimated project cost.
  • 150
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • 5
    FTE during operational phase.
  • Dec 2016
    Project granted planning consent by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, with no objections received.
  • Nov 2018
    Project secures 15 year PPA with Snowy Hydro - 1 of 8 projects signed up by Snowy Hydro at a price of less than $70/MWh.
  • Jul 2019
    FRV announces financial close having finalized a financing agreement with DZ Bank and ING, with the latter providing the lion’s share.
  • 08 May 2020
    Project starts feeding power into the national grid. The build ran right on schedule, with construction taking a mere eight months from breaking ground to outputting energy.