Works starts on Sunraysia project in NSW

Construction is underway on the 255MW Sunraysia solar farm being developed by Maoneng near Balranald in New South Wales – one of the biggest PV projects currently being built in Australia.

Decmil, the Australian engineering and construction company contracted to build the solar farm said it was “all systems go” at the site, following financial close on the project in October last year.

The Sunraysia project forms a key element of AGL Energy’s plan to replace its ageing and increasingly decrepit Liddell coal-fired generator in the Hunter Valley with a mix of solar, wind, storage, gas and upgrades to its Bayswater plant.

Sunraysia has a 15 year contract to provide power to AGL, and also has a contract with UNSW in Sydney as part of the university’s plans to reach “carbon neutrality” on energy by 2020. The project may also include a large scale battery storage array.

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