New Zealand

Lightsource bp to begin construction on first Australian solar project in 2019

Lightsource bp, a global industry leader in solar development, is pleased to announce that construction will begin on the company’s first Australian project in the coming months. The project was acquired fully permitted from First Solar.

The Wellington Solar Farm, at Goolma Road, Wuuluman, New South Wales, will have an installed capacity of 174MWac, producing 420,000MWh of clean, renewable electricity a year. The installation will generate enough energy to power approximately 70,000 homes, and will provide a carbon emissions saving of 336,000 tonnes, which is the equivalent of taking around 121,500 cars off the road.

A wide range of surveys and assessments were undertaken during the development of the solar farm, covering flooding, fire risk, biodiversity management, traffic planning, noise and visual impact, cultural heritage management and more.

Adam Pegg, Country Manager for Australia at Lightsource BP, commented: “Solar is one of the fastest growing sources of energy worldwide, and at Lightsource BP we’re proud to be accelerating the low-carbon transition across the globe. Installations like the Wellington Solar Farm are a crucial part of meeting the dual challenge – generating more electricity while reducing the amount of carbon emissions created.”

For more information, visit our Wellington Solar Farm project page.

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