A 13 year supply deal with Energy Australia has underpinned the construction of a 100MW solar farm in Manildra, to be delivered by First Solar.
Work on the 42MW facility will begin in the first half of this year, supported in part with $9.8 million in funding through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
The solar farm will deliver more than 120,000 megawatt hours of power each year, or enough to supply up to 14,000 homes.
It will comprise 466,000 thin film photovoltaic modules and NEXTracker single-axis tracking technology, to make it more efficient.
Manildra is one of 12 project announced last September under ARENA’s large scale solar program, which together will deliver 480 MW of energy.