The first panels have now been installed at White Rock Solar Farm, located adjacent to White Rock Wind Farm, 20 km west of Glen Innes.
The development is a solar – wind hybrid renewable energy facility.
Dan Ford, Goldwind Owner’s Representative for the project said reaching this project milestone demonstrates constructi on is well underway .
‘Construction of the civil works on the boundary fence and access and internal roads has been completed and r ecent activity on site has seen significant progress in structural work on frame s and pile installation.’ Said Dan.
‘The first of the solar panels have now been installed. In total 72,000 panels will be installed over the coming months. Once operational, the solar farm will have the capacity to generate electricity to supply the equivalent of approximately 7,200 average NSW homes.’ Said Dan.
Alongside the wind farm project, White Rock Solar Farm represents a significant economic investment for the region. Up to 75 people are expected to be on site at construction peak with two ongoing operational and maintenance staff.
White Rock Solar is Goldwind’s second wind – solar hybrid project following the 10MW Gullen Solar project in the Southern Tablelands of NSW,