Photovoltaic Plant

Goonumbla

New South Wales / Australia

Summary

Goonumbla Solar Farm is a 83.70 MW dc PV plant located approximately 10km west of the town of Parkes and 280km North West of Sydney in New South Wales.

The plant consists of approximately 270,000 solar panels installed across the 385-hectare site.

The solar farm is located adjacent to TransGrid 132/66 kV Parkes Substation, ideally situated for exporting the solar farm’s electricity into the existing national electricity grid.

Construction of the project began in July 2019 and the generation with the first kwh in May 2020. The plant has completed construction, and its operations started in August 2020.

Overview

83,70 MW DC
Peak Power
New South Wales / Australia
Location
195 000 MWH/year
Annual production
150 Hectares
Surface
140 000 t/year
CO2 Avoided
45 000
Households supplied
2020
Operation date
In operation
Project status

Community value

Goonumbla Solar Farm project created more than 250 direct local jobs during the construction phase. Six permanent personnel are employed to run the solar farm. Local and regional suppliers have been engaged for the construction.
The project stimulated the local economy, creating new opportunities to local grocery stores, restaurants, cafés, accommodation, transport, material and services.