Perth-based solar developer and systems integrator Sun Brilliance has upsized its planned solar farm near Perth from 25MW to 100MW.
The company announced the project earlier this year, proposing to invest $42 million in the project to be built at Cunerdin, east of Perth.
Encouraged by the response from investors, Sun Brilliance is now planning to invest $160 million in the solar farm, with the power sold into the Wholesale Energy Market rather than through a purchase agreement.
Using single axis tracking, Sun Brilliance says the solar farm will produce 20 percent more electricity than the 102 MW Nyngan solar farm in NSW, Australia’s largest.
WA’s largest solar facilities are currently the 10MW Greenough River Solar Farm completed in 2012 by First Solar for Verve Energy and GE Energy Financial Services, and the 10.5MW far at the deGrussa Copper and Gold mine.