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Final Panel Installed at the Largest Solar Project in Australia

Posted 20 April 2015 10:36 PM by First Solar

Last week, First Solar put into place the last module at the Nyngan Solar Plant in New South Wales (NSW), officially marking the capstone of Australia’s largest solar project. The 102MW (AC) Nyngan Solar Plant, owned by AGL Energy Limited, will produce enough electricity each year to power over 33,300 average homes in NSW.

First Solar provided EPC services for the project, which will not only be the largest PV plant in the Southern Hemisphere, but also a major achievement for the utility-scale solar industry in Australia. The 1.36 million modules that make up the Nyngan Solar Plant have a higher energy yield than traditional crystalline silicon modules, particularly in hot climates. This advanced technology produces no carbon emissions and will require no water during operation.

In addition to providing a robust renewable energy source to citizens across NSW, construction of the Nyngan Solar Plant created more than 250 on-site jobs, as well as off-site jobs needed to supply material including design, management and support of the project. Local sourcing accounted for over 55 percent of the total procurement spend on the plant.

To learn more about the Nyngan Solar Plant, please see our press release.