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.
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.
The latest solar farm news is below. You can view all our news here.
We officially launched Australia’s first co-located wind and solar farm today. Weiwei Shi, General Manager of BJCE Australia said, “This is a historic moment for clean energy in Australia. Gullen Solar Farm is an important demonstration project -right at the forefront of renewable energy integration technology. It proves the advantages of co-locating energy infrastructure, which effectively minimises costs and environmental impacts. Together with our 73-turbine wind farm, the combined facility can power more than 70,000 average homes”. To find out more, please click on the media release below:
You can view the Launch photos here.
According to the Australian Energy Market Commision (AEMC), electricity prices are forecast to fall over the next two years as more renewable generation, such as wind and solar, comes online. Find out more about the AEMC’s report by clicking here.
Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm were excited to recently host twenty students from Goulburn High School. During their tour of Australia’s first hybrid wind and solar farm, the students also had the opportunity to explore inside the base of one of our wind turbines and see 42,000 solar panels up close! The pupils were really engaged and asked our engineers some great questions. Check out a photo of their visit here.
If you would like more information, please visit the Biala Wind Farm website here.