October 03, 2017

Gullen Solar Farm and Gullen Range Wind Farm are excited to announce the launch of their Wind and Solar Farm Tours. The first tour will take place on Tuesday, 24th October at 11.30am (advance bookings essential). The tours are a great opportunity for the community to visit Australia’s first hybrid wind and solar farm, which is located along SERREE‘s (South East Region of Renewable Energy Excellence) Renewable Energy Trail.

Come and see how a wind and solar farm works. Get up close to a wind turbine and a solar array. Find out more about renewable energy.

The tours will feature:

  • A minibus tour of Gullen Range Wind Farm
  • A minibus tour of Gullen Solar Farm
  • Complimentary light refreshments and a mini information display at the Crookwell Hotel Motel
  • A tour quiz for children

We are also running a colouring-in competition for pre-schoolers, infants (K-2) and primary (3-6). Taking part is easy! The sheet will be available at the tours and you can also download it here.

For more information and to make a booking, click here.

Media release – Minibus Tours to shine a light on Australia’s First Hybrid Wind and Solar Farm

 

June 21, 2017

You can download our latest Gullen Solar Farm construction update for neighbours on the link below:

June Gullen Solar Farm construction update for neighbours

 

June 12, 2017

Gullen Solar Farm and Gullen Range Wind Farm were excited to recently host forty Year 8 students from Crookwell High School. The students were given a mini tour of both the solar farm and wind farm. They had an opportunity to get up close to a solar panel array, see inside a wind turbine and learn about solar and wind energy. With the sun shining and the wind blowing, it was a perfect day to explain to the students how co-located solar and wind plants can work very well together.

Media release – Crookwell High School Students energised by Visit to Australia’s First Hybrid Wind and Solar Farm

 

May 09, 2017

You can download our latest Gullen Solar Farm construction update for neighbours on the link below:

May Gullen Solar Farm construction update for neighbours

 

April 12, 2017

You can download our latest Gullen Solar Farm construction update for neighbours on the link below:

April Gullen Solar Farm construction update for neighbours

 

March 22, 2017

You can download our latest Gullen Solar Farm construction update for neighbours on the link below:

Gullen Solar Farm construction update for neighbours

 

February 23, 2017

You can download our latest Gullen Solar Farm construction update for neighbours on the link below:

Gullen Solar Farm construction update for neighbours

 

January 31, 2017

Gullen Solar Farm is the first co-located wind and solar project in Australia. Scientific American recently ran a story about Gullen Solar Farm and the benefit that co-location offers. You can read the article here:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/wind-and-solar-are-better-together/

 

October 5, 2016

Gullen Solar will be holding a Community Information Session at Bannister Hall on Wednesday, 19th October at 5pm. We’ll be throwing a few snags on the BBQ, so if you want to drop by and have a bite to eat and a chat, we’re quite happy to let you know the latest on construction plans for the solar farm.

If you have any queries, please visit the ‘contact us‘ section of the website and get in touch.

 

October 4, 2016

The big news for the solar farm is that it has been purchased by New Gullen Range Wind Farm Pty. Ltd. (NGRWF). In simple terms, this means that the solar farm and the wind farm are now controlled by the same group of people. It means less of Tom Frood from Goldwind and more of Derek Powell, Steph Frogatt and Isabel Nelson from NGRWF.

The solar farm was developed by Goldwind and they were the 100% owners of Gullen Solar Pty. Ltd. In mid-September, NGRWF purchased 100% of Gullen Solar Pty. Ltd. NGRWF is 75% owned by Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy Co., Ltd. (BJCE) and 25% by Goldwind (Capital) Australia Pty. Ltd., so Goldwind maintains a 25% stake in the project. Goldwind and BJCE continue to work closely together on both the wind and solar farms.

Gullen Solar Pty. Ltd. and NGRWF have commenced upgrade works on Bannister Hall and Storriers Lanes. The cost of these works is approximately $700,000. Gullen Solar has worked with Upper Lachlan Shire Council to agree a specification for the upgrade that will ensure a low maintenance road will be available for the community in years to come. We are very happy to be providing these works. Goulburn based contractor, Divalls heavy Haulage, will be undertaking these works. Apologies for any inconvenience, but I’m sure you agree it’ll be great to do without these potholes.

Looking forward from the roadworks, Gullen Solar has appointed Decmil Australia Pty. Ltd. (Decmil) and Balance Utility Solutions Pty. Ltd. (Balance) to construct the solar farm. Decmil and Balance are Perth based companies which will be using local subcontractors for the construction works. Works are due to start at the end of November, pending approval of various preconstruction requirements with Upper Lachlan Shire Council. Decmil and Balance are working to prepare these preconstruction documents at present.

The Gullen Solar project is supported by funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

If you have any queries, please visit the ‘contact us‘ section of this website and get in touch.

 

July 25, 2016

Media Release 25/07/2016

Goldwind Australia and New Gullen Range Wind Farm would like to jointly announce that Gullen Solar Farm achieved the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Financial Close Milestone on the 15th July 2016. Please read the relevant announcement below.

Media Release – Gullen Solar Farm reaches key ARENA Milestone

 

July 6, 2016

Media Release 06/07/2016

Goldwind Australia is pleased to announce that Gullen Solar Farm has obtained development consent from Upper Lachlan Shire Council as a result of a determination by the Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel (SJRPP) on 22nd June 2016. Please read the relevant announcement below.

Media Release – Gullen Solar Farm gets planning approval

 

June 22, 2016

Approval of Development Application DA 7/2016

Following a Meeting held at Upper Lachlan Shire Council on Wednesday 22nd June 2016 , the Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel determined to approve the development application DA 7/2016 Gullen Solar Farm subject to Conditions of the Supplementary Council Assessment Report.

 

May 25, 2016

3rd COMMUNITY INFORMATION DAY

Wednesday 25th May 2016, 11.30 am – 2pm

Lions Club Community BBQ, IGA Crookwell

On the day Gullen Solar Farm will sponsor a Crookwell Lions Club Fundraiser BBQ near the Crookwell IGA. All proceeds from the BBQ will go directly to the Lions Club.

Wednesday 25th May 2016, 4pm – 7pm

Bannister Hall, Bannister Lane

The community is invited to drop in, find out the latest about the proposed development and provide feedback. Members of the Gullen Solar Farm team will be available to answer questions and discuss the plans.

For more information click on the link below:

Community Information Day 25th May 2016

 

Nov 17, 2015

2nd COMMUNITY INFORMATION DAY

Wednesday 25th November 2015, 4pm – 7pm

Bannister Hall, Bannister Lane

The community is invited to drop in, find out the latest about the proposed development and provide feedback. Members of the Gullen Solar Farm team will be available to answer questions and discuss the plans.

For more information click on the link below:

Community Information Day 25th November 2015

 

June 22, 2015

Goldwind Australia Pty Ltd and Gullen Solar Farm Pty Ltd regret that an article published on 5th February 2015 on RenewEconomy.com.au implies that Goldwind Australia is the owner of Gullen Range Wind Farm. This is inaccurate and we wish to clarify that Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy Co., Ltd. is the majority owner of Gullen Range Wind Farm. Goldwind Australia and Gullen Solar Farm had no involvement in the article, nor were we provided the opportunity to review the contents prior to publication. A notice has been issued to the publisher of RenewEconomy seeking a retraction or clarification.

 

Feb 20,2015

Click below links to view the Community Information Day 19/02/2015 Information Sheets and Maps:

Project Description

Feasibility

Project Concept and Benefits

Construction Grid and Access

Operation

Planning and Timescales

Solar Facts

Project Indicative Layout

Project Study Area

 

Feb 6, 2015

Community Information Day to take place on the 19th February 2015 for more information click on the link below:

Community Information Day 19.02.2015

 

Jan 14, 2015

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