- Gannawarra Solar Farm connected to the grid and is proceeding through the commissioning process
- To provide renewable power to approximately 18,100 Victorian homesSolar Farm to be integrated with Gannawarra Energy
- Storage System powered by a Tesla Powerpack battery storage system
- Creates ability to provide solar power at night
- Gannawarra Energy Storage System and the Gannawarra Solar Farm will be amongst the largest integrated solar and storage facilities in the world
Sydney, Australia. Australian renewable energy company, Wirsol Energy’s Gannawarra Solar Farm in North-West Victoria is connected to the grid and is energised and is proceeding through the commissioning process. The Solar Farm was developed by, and is owned in conjunction with Edify Energy who have also managed its construction.
The Gannawarra Solar Farm is a 60 Megawatt project and represents the first large-scale solar farm to be constructed and grid connected in Victoria. The commissioning process has commenced and will see the project ramp up over a period of time culminating in full production providing solar power to approximately 18,100 Victorian households. The solar farm is connected on site to Powercor’s 66kV distribution line between Swan Hill and Kerang, providing easy access to Victoria’s power grid.
Mark Hogan – Managing Director
As announced recently by Wirsol Energy, the solar farm, which is spread over 132 hectares, is to be integrated with the Gannawarra Energy Storage System – a 25MW / 50MWh Tesla Powerpack battery – developed by Edify Energy and owned jointly by Wirsol Energy and Edify Energy. Once completed, which is currently scheduled before Summer 2018, the combined solar and storage facility will be one of the largest in the world, enhancing the reliability of the grid in North-West Victoria, and helping underpin future economic growth.
Mark Hogan, Managing Director of WIRSOL Energy said: “The Gannawarra solar farm is in every respect a world leading project and is testament to the future role of solar in enhancing energy supply across Australia.”
“We are now connected to the grid and once through commissioning and in full production 18,100 Victorian households will be drawing solar power. The next step is combining the Gannawarra Energy Storage System powered by a Tesla Powerpack battery to the solar farm, which will set a new benchmark for solar projects in this country. The benefits of these types of projects will resonate with Australian consumers and the broader economy for many years.”
About Wirsol Energy Pty Ltd:
WIRSOL Energy Pty Ltd has been a major player in the large scale renewable energy market since its creation in 2013. Starting in Germany as a subsidiary of the WIRCON Group, the company has grown to develop, construct and operate integrated renewable energy systems, including utility scale solar PV projects across Europe and now as the market leader in Australia.
WIRSOL Energy Pty Ltd has excelled due to its highly developed skill set, particularly in securing high quality sites; facilitating network connection, securing off-take agreements and establishing development financing. WIRSOL’s Australian office is located in Manly, NSW, the beachside suburb of Sydney that is fast becoming Australia’s solar hub. For additional information please visit our website www.wirsol.com.au
About Edify Energy:
Edify Energy is an Australian renewable energy and storage development and investment company, founded by John Cole in 2015. It provides development capital to projects and works with its partners to ensure high quality renewable energy and storage projects are structured, financed, brought into operation and managed.
Edify Energy is funding and supporting the development of a large portfolio of renewable energy and storage projects and is committed to producing clean green electricity for Australian electricity consumers. For more information visit www.edifyenergy.com