December 2 : Spain-based EPC contractor GRS announced on Tuesday it has connected to the grid a 39-MWp photovoltaic (PV) plant in Australia’s New South Wales state.
Named Molong Solar Farm, the plant is comprised of 89,088 PV modules mounted on 1,024 solar trackers across a 80-hectares (197.7 acres) area. The company built it on behalf of Amp Energy.
First power from the plants was lauded last week, which was a preliminary step for the commissioning and grid-connection process. The solar park is expected to generate approximately 78,000 MWh per year, enough power to meet the demand of about 11,000 Australian homes and offset some 53,585 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually.
Molong Solar is the fourth solar farm that GRS connects to Australia’s power network. The Spanish firm says it has 550 MW of awarded projects in the country.