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

Last Modified: Sat May 23 2020 01:44:00 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 150 MW
    planned generation capacity of Canadian Solar's Gunnedah Solar Farm located approximately nine kilometers north-east of the township of Gunnedah.
  • 293 GWh
    electricity that will be generated each year.
  • 23,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • ? tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year.
  • 302 hectares
    Land that will be used for construction within an existing 763-hectare farm on Orange Grove Road, and sheep grazing will continue in the solar farm area.
  • ?
    Canadian Solar’s BiKu bifacial modules installed on a single axis tracking system.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: 1) Project owner and developer: Canadian Solar, Photon Energy, Polpo Investments 2) EPC & O&M: ? 3) PPA: Amazon
  • $200 million
    estimated project cost.
  • 100
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • 10
    FTE during operational phase.
  • Mar 2019
    Project granted planning consent by the Independent Planning Commission (IPC). The project was referred to the commission by the Department of Planning (DPE) in late 2018 because the department received more than 25 public objections.
  • 02 Sep 2019
    Photon Energy sells its 25% stake in the project to Canadian Solar.
  • 17 Feb 2020
    Amazon Web Services commits to purchase 60 MW of power from the project.