Carnegie Presents 10-MW Solar Project in Western Australia

Jon Capistrano
Jon Capistrano
March 29, 2017

Carnegie Clean Energy Ltd is expected to start construction of a 10-MW solar power plant in Western Australia in the middle of the year. The plant is designed to be a battery storage-ready.

This build-own-operate project in Northam will be delivered under the joint venture between Carnegie subsidiary Energy made Clean or EMC and Lendlease Services Pty Ltd announced last December 2016. Commissioning of the project is expected by the end of 2017.

The total investment for the solar park is between $15M to $20M. It will be 100% privately funded and Carnegie also stated that it has a range of funding options that includes shared ownership to make the project a reality. The solar farm costing, design, solar radiation studies, land surveys and electrical output analysis have been completed. It just needs to get and secure council planning approval and network connection approval from Western Power.

Once completed, it can sell power through a power purchase agreement or on a merchant basis into the Wholesale Electricity Market.

Click here to read the full story on Renewables Now

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Trending Posts

The Future of Space-Based Solar Power Image

The Future of Space-Based Solar Power

Gigantic solar installations in space. It sounds fanciful – something out of Star Wars or Star Trek’s universe – but what if it’s actually possible?

Solar Trust Centre Solar Panel Featured Image

The Victorian Government’s Plan for Solar Aggregation

The Victorian government recently made a call for partners in a new solar pilot program. Although a trial program is always a small step, when viewed in context it’s one that provides an insight into where Victoria and other Australian states and territories will need to go in future: to continue to encourage solar panel uptake, while also properly managing the byproduct of it so an oversupply of energy isn’t fed into the grid.