Photon Energy to develop 316MW solar farm in NSW

Photon Energy NV has announced it is developing a 316MW solar power plant near Gunning in New South Wales.

The project would be the state’s biggest PV project and one of the largest planned in Australia, comparable in size to conventional utility-scale power stations.

“Gunning is to date the largest solar project Photon Energy is developing with a view of making a material contribution to Australia’s goal of meeting its renewable energy target”, Photon Energy Australia managing director Michael Gartner said.

The solar power plant, which would be constructed on 590 ha of land, is currently going through the Permitting and Grid Connection process.

The project is progressing through the NSW government State Significant Development process.

At the same time the grid connection process is underway with Transgrid for the design of a substation for approximately 300MW AC to be connected to Transgrid’s 330KV network.

Construction could start in early 2019.

Photon Energy is also developing further large-scale solar power plants with a combined capacity of 42MW in Australia.