The project includes a 200MW PV array with an integration of 120MWh battery system and extra 95MWh network stability battery. This project brings the most advanced solar PV power generation and storage technology to South Australia. The project will deliver energy security, carbon reduction and hundreds of local jobs. The 200 Mega Watt Ground Mounted Array will be connected to Australian National Grid via a 275,000-volt transmission line.
The project is expected to generate (150) jobs in the development phase, (350) regional jobs in the two year construction phase and (25) regional jobs for the 25 year plus 25-year life of the facility supporting field operations and maintenance activities.
The development includes the establishment of two community funds with the traditional owners the Ngadjuri people and the Regional Goyder Council for sports, education and the Arts. A conservation park for endangered species research and protection is also planned. This is an opportunity for job creation in regional communities whilst participating in the step change to a cleaner world eliminating millions of tonnes of pollutants emitted through conventional coal and gas fired electricity generation.
The location of the project is 110km north of Adelaide, South Australia near Robertstown, out of hundreds in outback South Australia. The site is located in a high solar region on large allotments of pastoral land well suited to board acre PV installation and operation.
Status and Schedule
The project has secured Section 49 crown development approval. Construction of the Solar River Project is anticipated to take 16-18 months, with construction starting in 2019. The project is finalising the construction (EPC) contractor. Once assigned, supplier contracts will be with the EPC directly.
The Solar River project encourages local industry interested in supplying to the project to register an expression of interest (EOI) through the ICN Gateway.SHOW LESS