Astronergy/Chint Solar has successfully commissioned the Goonumbla photovoltaic plant in New South Wales, built for Fotowatio Renewables Ventures (FRV) as part of a joint venture with the Spanish EPC contractor Gransolar (GRS). Astronergy supplied 269,235 high efficiency solar modules as well as EPC services for the project and, since its founding in 2006, the company has now successfully delivered over 10GW of solar modules to global projects. Astronergy and GRS are now about to commence grid connection tests, once the plant has been successfully registered with AEMO.
Located about 10 kilometers west of the city of Parkes and 280 kilometers northwest of Sydney, the Goonumbla plant has 69.75 MW AC of installed capacity that will produce approximately 195,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean energy per year, guaranteeing the energy supply for 45,000 homes in the state and simultaneously eliminating the annual emission of approximately 140,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Dr. Lu Chuan, Astronergy’s CEO, commented: “This is a great milestone for Astronergy in the Australian market. The long-term trackable record of our PV modules and successful EPC projects around the world has earned us a good reputation and we will continue to be totally committed to delivering quality products and services to our partners.”