Half way mark reached at AGL’s Broken Hill Solar Plant
AGL has reached another milestone in the construction of the Broken Hill Solar plant in western New South Wales, with half of the plant’s 650,000 solar PV modules now installed. AGL expects that first generation from the 53 megawatt solar plant will be achieved in the next few months, and it remains on track to be fully operational by the end of 2015. Once fully operational, the Broken Hill plant will produce enough renewable energy to power 17,000 homes annually.
AGL will provide an update on the construction progress and other aspects of the project at a community information session on Wednesday 1 July. This session is open to the public and AGL encourages people to come along and ask any questions they may have. Details are on AGL’s website.
AGL will deliver the project in partnership with the Federal Government’s ARENA, the New South Wales Government, the Broken Hill City Council, the local community and project partners First Solar. It is the second of two solar plants that AGL is building in western New South Wales. The 102 megawatt Nyngan Solar Plant remains on track to be fully operational next month. When completed, the two plants will be Australia’s largest utility-scale solar projects.
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