Gullen Solar Farm

The Gullen Solar Farm project is an operational solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant with an installed capacity of 10MW. The solar farm is co-located within the existing Gullen Range Wind Farm making Gullen Range the first large-scale co-located wind and solar farm in Australia. 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. Construction of the solar farm was supported by a grant from ARENA.

The solar farm consists of 42,000 solar panels and first generated electricity in 2017. It produces 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: 11/11/19:  BJCE Australia joins the 2019 Relay for Life community celebrations.

BJCE Australia recently joined the 2019 Goulburn Relay For Life fundraising event, which raises money to help the fight against cancer. BJCE Australia’s Derek Powell (Deputy General Manager) and Simon Zhao (Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm’s Site Manager) attended the event to support the amazing efforts of over 500 participants. Derek also enjoyed chatting with radio host, Banksy on Goulburn’s 2GN radio show. BJCE Australia was delighted to be one of the major sponsors for the event. You can read more here.

 

News Update: 8/11/19: November tour – sold out!

Tickets for the November tour have sold out. The next Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm tour will be announced in 2020. To find out more about the tours and make a booking, please contact Crookwell Visitor Information Centre via their website here or call 02 4832 1988.

 

News Update: 28/10/19: Clean Energy Council Wind and Solar Farm Open Day – a success!

BJCE Australia is proud to have participated in the Clean Energy Council Wind and Solar Farm Open Day on Sunday 27th of October. 
 

News Update: 28/10/19: BJCE Australia impressed by the STEM Showcase of student renewable projects

Students from Crookwell High School and five local primary schools recently enjoyed showcasing their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) projects to the local community and industry. As part of the STEM School Industry Partnership program (SISP), students were tasked with developing products that enhance the use of renewable energy in everyday life. Isabel Nelson, BJCE’s Community Engagement Officer, was honoured to assist with judging the impressive renewable projects, which ranged from solar-powered boats and wheelchairs to energy efficient homes powered by wind and solar. Isabel was also proud to present the ‘Creativity Prize’, which is awarded to student projects with the most innovative designs. A range of local community leaders came along to the Showcase event including staff from Upper Lachlan Council and Mayor John Stafford, as well as some of the other SISP Industry partners: Pearson Engineering, Cullerin Wind Farm, Go Terra and Woodlawn Bioreactor. Read more here.
 
Funded by the Department of Education and coordinated by Regional Development Australia Southern Inland, the SISP is a program linking industry with local schools, focussed on how STEM skills and knowledge can solve real-world problems. BJCE Australia is excited to be a part of the Program.
 

News Update: 20/10/19: Members from Engineer Australia enjoy a visit to Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm

BJCE Australia recently enjoyed hosting members from Engineer Australia  at Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm. Engineers Australia is the largest and most diverse body of engineers in Australia.

 

News Update: 16/10/19: November tour announced

Our next tour will be on the 19th of November 2019. To book click here.

 

News Update: 15/10/19: More than 50 homes now benefit from cheaper electricity bills because of Gullen Range Wind Farm’s Clean Energy Program

 

News Update: 27/09/19: Students from The University of New South Wales (UNSW) enjoy a visit to Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm

 

News Update: 24/09/19: BJCE Australia is proud to be a major sponsor of the 2019 Goulburn Relay For Life.