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$407m Darlington Point Solar Farm in NSW nears construction


Posted by Monica Gameng

The $407 million Darlington Point Solar Farm development near Griffiths in New South Wales has marked new milestones with project developer Edify Energy together with its partner Octopus Investments reaching financial close, taking the project one step closer to construction.

Once the 275MW solar farm is up and operational, it is expected to generate up to 685,000MWh of renewable energy, which is enough to power up to 115,000 homes annually. Aside from the solar farm, this development will also include a 100MW battery storage system.

“We are excited to add the largest solar farm in Australia to our portfolio of developed, financed and operational projects. Delivering a portfolio of energy and battery storage projects that will power over 280,000 Australian homes is something we are proud of,” Edify Energy Chief Executive John Cole said.

DPSF-Fact-Sheet-June-2018-1Project site (source: Edify Energy)

Construction of the project is anticipated to create up to 400 jobs during its peak.

The project has also marked other milestones, including the signing of a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Delta Electricity for about 55 per cent of the output from the solar farm; as well as the awarding of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operation and maintenance (O&M) contracts to Signal Energy Australia and Canadian Solar.

The Darlington Point Solar Farm is expected to begin generating power in 2020.

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Source: Edify Energy; Renew Economy; PV Magazine; PV Tech

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.