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 14/12/18:Gullen Range Wind Farm – a proud supporter of the 2018 Open 4s Bowling Tournament. 

The annual Open 4s Tournament was held at The Crookwell Bowling Club in November. This event is hosted by the Crookwell Women’s Bowling Club and was sponsored by Gullen Range Wind Farm. Over 50 players attended, travelling from surrounding areas to compete. A successful day all round.

 

News Update 13/12/18:BJCE Australia spend the morning with Hon. Angus Taylor, MP, Minister for Energy and Member for Hume. 

BJCE Australia’s General Manager, Weiwei Shi, and Deputy General Manager, Derek Powell, were privileged to meet with the Hon. Angus Taylor, MP, Minister for Energy and Member for Hume, in Canberra last week. Discussion focused on Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm and the proposed Biala Wind Farm project, both located in the Hume electorate.

BJCE Australia would like to thank Mr Taylor for his time and for sharing his views on local issues and the energy market with Weiwei and Derek.

 

News Update 11/12/18:Applications for the next Clean Energy Program (CLEP) Stage 2 Funding Round will close on 22nd December 2018.

Applications for the next Stage 2 Funding Round will close on 22nd December 2018. The CLEP provides grants towards implementing clean energy improvements in the community. If your property is within 5km of Gullen Range 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 6/12/18:BJCE Australia presents award at the Crookwell Public School Presentation Night 

On Friday 30th November, Simon Zhao presented an award at the Crookwell Public School Presentation Night. Gullen Range Wind Farm also donated $100.00 for the award. Well done to all of the students who attended.

 

News Update 5/12/18: Clean Energy Program (CLEP) reaching great milestones in the local community.

A total of 39 houses near Gullen Range Wind Farm now have energy improvement measures such as solar panels, solar hot water systems, or better roof or wall insulation thanks to grants valuing more than $250,000 provided by the wind farm under this program. These installations will save those residents money on their power bills for many years to come.

The Clean Energy Program (CLEP) has been so popular, Gullen Range Wind Farm is now voluntarily committing more funding to the program than is required under our commitments to the NSW government. This funding is being brought forward from future years of the CLEP, so that eligible residents don’t have to wait to enjoy the program’s benefits. The grants are approximately $6500 per house and the CLEP is now in its fourth year.

There are a further 50 households who have entered the first stage of the program but are yet to apply for for their grant. These households have had an energy audit completed on their home to identify the best way to improve its energy efficiency and maximise potential power bill savings. They can now apply for their $6500 grant, meaning the CLEP is going to continue to expand in 2019 and 2020.

Read more here

 

News Update 30/11/18: Build ME a Future Day comes to Crookwell High School

Crookwell High School placed a strong second in the Science and Engineering Challenge on Thursday, run in conjunction with the University of Newcastle. Isabel Nelson, Community Engagement Officer for Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm supervised the water turbine challenge.

 

News Update 28/11/18: Email service is now restored.

Please be advised our email service is now restored. You may contact us via [email protected]

 

News Update 27/11/18: Gullen Range Triple Classic Tournament – a success

Gullen Range Wind Farm was proud to sponsor The Gullen Range Triple Classic Bowling tournament which was held over the weekend. Teams from as far as Wagga Wagga, Canberra, Queanbeyan, Taralga, Goulburn, Moruya, Tomakin, and Cootamundra travelled to Crookwell to take part in the event. Read more here.

 

News Update 23/11/18: Scheduled Email System Downtime

Please be advised our email servers will be unavailable from 10am – 5pm on Monday 26th November. This period of downtime will be scheduled for necessary updates to be applied to the servers. Please contact us via 1800 725270.

We apologise for the inconvenience that this may cause.

 

News Update 22/11/18: Basalt Rock Entrance Opens.

Community members gather for the opening of Basalt Rock Entrance on Sunday. Simon Zhao, Site Manager for Gullen Range Wind Farm spoke during the opening and planted a tree at the opening.

 

News Update 17/11/18: K-6 Laggan Public School, Binda Public School and Bigga Public School visit Gullen Range Wind Farm.

On the 6th of November, students enjoyed a tour of Gullen Range Wind Farm. This school visit formed part of the STEM Industry School Partnership Program, which is funded by the NSW Department of Education.

 

News Update 15/11/2018: Showcasing solutions to the toughest of agricultural problems.

Two terms of hard work were celebrated on Wednesday 13th November at Crookwell High School, with students from the high school and local primary schools showing off their Science Technology Engineering Maths (STEM) Projects.

A range of local community leaders and members came along to the Showcase event to view the students’ projects, including staff from Upper Lachlan Council and Mayor John Stafford, Isabel Nelson and Derek Powell from Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm along with many more. Isabel was proud to present the ‘Creativity Prize’, which is awarded to student projects with the most innovative designs. Read more here.

 

News Update 13/11/2018: November tour – a success

Guests enjoyed a tour around the Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm on Tuesday. The next available tour is in March 2019.  To book visit this link.

 

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

 

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

 

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