Flow Power has revealed it has installed the first solar panels at Bomen Solar Farm – often referred to as the ‘golden row’.
The panels were the first of more than 310,000 panels that will be installed at Bomen. The Beon development team is taking out all the stops to maximise how much energy the solar farm can generate with:
- Bi-facial Jinko panels that absorb sunlight on both sides
- NextTracker technology that shifts each panel throughout the day to capture energy as the sun moves
- The same technology stops rows of panels from catching shade in the morning and afternoon
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While construction commenced at Bomen Solar Farm back in May, laying the row brings it one step closer to completion.
Last year, Flow Power announced it was adding more than half of Bomen Solar Farm’s output to its portfolio.
Sydney Opera House, Ascham School and Molycop have already committed to buying energy from Bomen when it’s online. This generation will power Flow’s Virtual Generation Agreements and its NSW customers for up to 10 years.
More and more Australian businesses are reshaping their energy through renewables. PPAs, like Flow Power’s, are helping businesses support the growing pipeline of renewable projects, including solar farms like Bomen.
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But the benefits go beyond low cost, clean energy. Once Bomen is fully operational by mid-2020, it will generate enough energy to power 36,000 homes annually. Until then, its construction will provide an important job boost for the Wagga Wagga region. Up to 250 workers will be employed in the construction phase, and the majority will be locals.