Gullen Solar Farm

The Gullen Solar Farm project is the development of a 10 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant. The solar farm is co-located within the existing Gullen Range Wind Farm and occupies an area of approximately 28 hectares. Locating the solar farm adjacent to the wind farm minimises required infrastructure (such as roads, power lines and telecommunications), meaning a reduction in environmental impact and project cost.

The solar farm consists of 42,000 solar panels and first generated electricity in 2017. It will produce approximately 22,000 megawatt-hours of clean renewable energy each year, which is enough energy to supply approximately 3,100 NSW homes. The operating life of the solar farm will be 25 – 30 years.

BJCE Australia is proud to be a founding signatory of the Clean Energy Council’s Best Practice Charter for Renewable Energy Developments. The charter is a voluntary set of commitments to reflect our promise to develop and operate projects in a socially responsible way. The charter can be downloaded here.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like further information, or if you would like to provide feedback or lodge a complaint about the solar farm.

News

The latest solar farm news is below. You can view all our news here.

News Update 09/11/2018: Councillor Brian McCormack OAM to officially open the basalt rock entrance to the reserve this weekend. 

The annual ‘Music in the Park’ concert will be held on Sunday 18th November 2018. More details here. Gullen Range Wind Farm provided a grant for $8,000 to Kiamma Landcare Group through the Community Enhancement Fund. If you would like to find out more about our Community Fund grants, please click here.

 

News Update 31/10/2018:Crookwell High School visit Gullen Range

On Thursday 25th October, Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm hosted Year 8 students from Crookwell High School.

 

News Update 24/10/2018:National Wind Farm Open Day

BJCE Australia is proud to have participated in the Clean Energy Council National Wind Farm Open Day on Sunday 21st of October.

 

News Update 8/10/2018:New board of Regional Development Australia Southern Inland (RDASI) visit Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm.

On Tuesday morning, the new board of Regional Development Australia Southern Inland (RDASI) visited Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm.

Read more here.

 

News Update 28/09/2018:November tours are sold out!

Our next available tour is in January 2019. To book visit this link.

 

News Update 24/09/2018:October tours are sold out!

Our next available tour is in November. Limited seats remain. To book visit this link.

 

News Update 20/09/2018:Crookwell Public School proves to be a big fan of Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm

On Wednesday the 5th of September, Crookwell Public School students from Year 3 and 4 were treated to a tour of Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm – Australia’s first co-located wind and solar project.

 

News Update 14/09/2018: Industry helping students solve problems of the future

On Monday, Years 8 mentors from Crookwell High School visited Year 5 students at Crookwell Public School to assist the students with their Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM) projects, as part of the STEM Industry School Partnership Program funded by the NSW Department of Education. Also joining in on the day were two industry representatives from Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm, Isabel Nelson and Simon Zhao, and Project Officer at Regional Development Australia Southern Inland (RDASI), Camilla Staff.

 

News Update 10/09/2018:Crookwell Green Devils secure 2018 George Tooke Shield in grand final victory

The Crookwell Green Devils defeated North Canberra Bears 22 – 16 to become the Premiers of the 2018 George Tooke Shield. Congratulations boys! BJCE Australia has been a proud sponsor of the Crookwell Devils for the last three years with Gullen Range Wind Farm and Biala Wind Farm.

 

News Update 10/09/2018:Clean Energy Program Stage 2 Funding Round will close on 22nd September

Applications for the next Clean Energy Program Stage 2 Funding Round will close on 22nd September. The Clean Energy Program provides grants towards implementing clean energy improvements in the community. If your property is within 5km of the wind farm, you may be eligible to apply for a grant to install solar panels, solar hot water, wall insulation or double glazed windows on your house. To find out more, click here or contact us.

 

News Update 5/09/2018:Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm Tour Competition Winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered our colouring competition and congratulations to our three awesome winners Elsie, Annie and Charlie who will each receive a Target voucher!

 

News Update 30/08/2018:Gullen Range Wind Farm Sponsorship lends a helping hand to Wollondilly Soldiers Football Club

Gullen Range Wind Farm has sponsored local Goulburn soccer club, Wollondilly Soldiers Football Club, for the 2018 season. The $800 donation has financed new strips for the Under-13’s soccer team

 

News Update 27/08/2018: Students get hooked on STEM

Crookwell High School hosted five primary schools from the Upper Lachlan area to participate in their ‘STEM Hook Day’. The day was designed to introduce students from Crookwell High School and their feeder schools to the STEM Industry School Partnership Program (SISP) and get them excited about the upcoming STEM Project.

 

News Update 22/08/2018: Gullen Range Wind Farm Open Day!

On Sunday 21 October, Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm is hosting a special public tour to celebrate national wind farm open day!

The tour has sold out – you can register on our waitlist via link.

Wind energy is playing a major part as Australia transitions towards a renewable energy future, and so far in 2018 wind has contributed approximately $2 billion in investment and created over 2,000 jobs.

Wind Farm Open Day is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with Australia’s clean energy future.

 

News Update 1/8/2018:BJCE Australia recognised for excellence in the Clean Energy Council Annual Awards

 

News Update 31/7/2018:Clean Energy Council’s launches their Best Practice Charter for Renewable Energy Development

 

News Update 31/7/2018:UNSW Sunswift Solar Car Racing Team visit Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm.