Walla Walla Solar Farm to generate power for decades
Thanks to a $100 million funding boost from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the 300-megawatt Walla Walla Solar Farm is set to substantially increase the amount of clean energy available to consumers in NSW and Victoria.
ICN NSW is working with Gransolar Construction Australia on construction of the solar farm, located between Albury and Wagga Wagga in southern NSW.
The solar farm will consist of about 700,000 solar panels across the 605‐hectare site and produce enough renewable energy to power about 90,000 NSW homes.
It will connect to the electricity network via an existing transmission line and TransGrid will design and construct an onsite substation.
The solar farm’s photovoltaic (PV) panels will be able to operate in varying daylight conditions including low light and cloudy weather, making them extremely efficient for generating clean electricity with minimal noise, water consumption or waste.
Once complete, Walla Walla Solar Farm is expected to generate power for up to 30 years.
Gransolar is calling for local suppliers in a range or work packages, most of which will remain open into 2024, with construction starting in 2023 and lasting about 16-20 months.
Meanwhile, project owner, FRV Australia has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with Microsoft to provide renewable energy from Walla Walla Solar Farm to its data centres in Australia.
For more information, to register for general updates of submit an expression of interest against any work package, go to the Walla Walla Solar Farm gateway page.