When it was built, the Greenough River Solar Farm was the first commercial scale asset of its kind in Australia. Now, we’re expanding it by 30 megawatts to four times its current size. Construction is due to be completed by 2020.
Greenough River Solar Farm was constructed in 2012 as a 10MW fixed panel solar farm. Located approximately 50 kilometres southeast of Geraldton in Western Australia the Greenough River Solar Farm was the first utility-scale solar plant in Australia to be commissioned and operational, comprising 150,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. Local landholders have leased portions of their properties to Bright Energy Investments.
The clean, affordable and sustainable energy generated by the first stage of the solar farm is being purchased by the WA Water Corporation to help offset the energy requirements of the Southern Seawater Desalination Plant, near Binningup.
Greenough River Solar Farm Stage 1 is maintained by a local resident.
Helping the environment
The first stage of the Greenough River Solar Farm produces electricity when it is needed the most, during the day. The solar farm displaces approximately 20,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, which is the equivalent of taking 3,000 cars off the road.
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