innogy is developing a new solar photovoltaic plant at Limondale with a planned installed capacity of 349 megawatts. This large-scale plant will be located in Australia at Balranald, New South Wales. The solar farm will be made up of approximately 872,000 panels and cover an area of 900 hectares which is equivalent in size to around 415 football fields. Full commercial operation is expected mid of 2020.
At a glance
|Location:||14 kilometres south of Balranald, west of the intersection of Yanga Way with Balranald Road.|
|Area covered:||900 hectares|
|Number of modules:||approx. 872,000 panels|
|Installed capacity:||349 MWp|
|Full commercial operation:||expected mid of 2020|
Benefits of the project
It is anticipated that the project will provide a number of benefits to the local and wider community including:
- creating employment opportunities, including a peak workforce of between 300-400 contractors during construction and up to seven full-time positions during operations;
- generate enough electricity to power up to 105,000 homes each year;
- assisting New South Wales to meet the renewable energy targets established under the NSW Government’s Renewable Energy Action Plan;
- contribute to the Commonwealth Government’s target of 33,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) of renewable energy generated by 2020; and
- play a role in increasing energy security by contributing to a more diverse energy mix.