Project Overview

The Wellington Solar Farm will occupy 490 Ha of land approximately two kilometres northeast of the town of Wellington in New South Wales. The project will further diversify New South Wales’ energy portfolio and create 200 jobs at construction peak.

The 174 MW project will be powered by more than 440,000 First Solar advanced thin film PV modules, producing enough solar energy to power 46,000 homes in NSW and displace the equivalent of more than 305,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year – equivalent to taking 81,000 cars off the road.

 

Community

First Solar is committed to the communities in which it operates. We will always engage neighbours, community groups, environmental groups and business organisations to ensure that Wellington Solar Farm remains a valued and respected member of the Wellington community.

Wherever possible, First Solar seeks to partner with local businesses and suppliers. 

The Wellington Solar Farm supports Australia in its efforts toward providing 23.5 per cent of its energy from renewable resources by 2020, while further establishing regional NSW as a leader in renewable energy. Construction of the project is on schedule to commence at the end of 2018.

 

Development Approval

First Solar received planning approval for the Wellington Solar Farm on 25 May 2018.

Full details regarding the determination are available to view on the Department of Planning and Environment’s website.

 

Project Benefits

  • Enough to power 46,000 average homes
  • Displaces 305,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually – equivalent to taking 81,000 cars off the road
  • Lowest environmental impact of any PV technology
  • No water used for electricity generation
  • Significant economic and environmental benefits for regional NSW

 

Environment

First Solar projects strive to minimise environmental impact while maximising clean energy output. When in operation, our systems generate electricity with no water use, no air emissions, and no waste production, with the smallest carbon footprint of any PV technology available.

 

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