Glenrowan West Solar Farm, Victoria, Australia - Project details and construction updates

Last Modified: Wed Jun 10 2020 05:36:43 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 149 MW
    (DC) planned generation capacity of Glenrowan West Solar Farm located at a site south-west of the town of Glenrowan, between Benalla and Wangaratta.
  • 216 GWh
    of electricity will be generated per year.
  • 41,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 110,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • 323
    hectares of land will be used for the solar farm.
  • 373,000
    Jink Solar's 395 W and 400 W photovoltaic modules will be utilized.
  • 4
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: Wirtgen Invest, Wirsol, EPC: Signal Energy, O&M: Wirsol, WiNRG, PPA: ?.
  • $120 million
    project cost.
  • 350
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • ?
    FTE during operational phase.
  • Feb 2020
    Planned commencement of installation with completion scheduled for 2021.
  • Nov 2017
    Wirsol acquires the farm from Overland Sun Farming.
  • 2018
    Approval obtained from Benalla Rural City Council.
  • Feb 2020
    Signal Energy appointed as EPC contractor.
  • Jan 2020
    German-based family investment company, Wirtgen Invest, makes its first foray into the Australia solar market, buying the “shovel-ready” project.
  • Feb 2020
    Signal Energy appointed as EPC contractor.
  • May 2020
    Works undertaken in fencing, substation preparation, roads and laydown areas. Mobilisation of mechanical contractors underway, ready to commence piling operations in Jun.
  • Jun 2020
    Jinko Solar begin deliveries of the 395W and 400W photovoltaic modules. Piling operations soon.