Gannawarra Solar Farm

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Gannawarra Solar Farm
CountryAustralia
Location13km west of Kerang
Coordinates35°44′08″S 143°46′54″E / 35.735459°S 143.781739°E / -35.735459; 143.781739Coordinates: 35°44′08″S 143°46′54″E / 35.735459°S 143.781739°E / -35.735459; 143.781739
Commission dateApril 2018
Owner(s)Wirsol (94.9%), Edify Energy (5.1%)
Solar farm
TypeFlat-panel PV
Site area132.4 hectares (327 acres)
Power generation
Nameplate capacity50.61 MW
Capacity factor26.6%
Annual net output118 GW·h
Storage capacity50 MW·h
External links
Websitegannawarra solar farm

Gannawarra Solar Farm is a photovoltaic solar power station in the Gannawarra Shire, 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) west of Kerang in the Australian state of Victoria. It generates up to 60 MWdc electricity[1] and exports up to 50.61 MWAC to the National Electricity Market at 66 kV.[2]

Solar Choice was the originating developer of the Gannawarra Solar Farm securing the site and development approvals in 2013.[3] It was first connected to the grid by Powercor Australia in April 2018. It is 94.9% owned by Wirsol, a brand of Wircon GmbH and 5.1% owned by the developer Edify Energy who will also execute the operations and maintenance contract. It consists of JA Solar modules with ATI DuraTrack mounting system and SMA 2500 SC-EV inverters. It was financed in a single package with the Whitsunday Solar Farm and Hamilton Solar Farm, both in Queensland.[1] The engineering, procurement, and construction was provided by RCR Tomlinson.[4]

The Gannawarra Solar Farm is integrated with an Energy Storage System consisting of a 25 MW / 50 MW·h Tesla Powerpack battery.[1] This is also being provided through RCR Tomlinson.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gannawarra Solar Farm". Wirsol. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Generation Information Page". Australian Energy Market Operator. 31 July 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  3. ^ Parkinson, Giles (18 April 2018). "Gannawarra Solar Farm connects to grid (battery coming soon)". Solar Choice.
  4. ^ a b "Gannawarra Solar Farm". RCR Tomlinson. Retrieved 4 August 2018.