Lightsource BP proposes new 100MW PV project in South Australia

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit
Email
The construction phase of the project would also create around 300 skilled construction jobs in the area, as well as two to three long-term jobs during the site’s operation. Image: Lightsource

Lightsource BP and Golder, a consulting company appointed to carry out environmental planning and community engagement, will host a community information event in Mannum, South Australia, in order to discuss Lightsource’s proposal to fund, build and operate a 100MW PV project approximately 3km west of Mannum’s town centre. 

The solar installation would be developed over 218 hectares of land and would generate enough clean energy to power 34,700 households and save 167,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. In addition, the construction phase of the project would also create around 300 skilled construction jobs in the area, as well as two to three long-term jobs during the site’s operation.

The proposed design of the project would ensure that 15 hectares of native vegetation will be retained during construction and development, while impacts on waterways will be avoided. The PV farm is also designed to allow for sheep grazing beneath and between the rows of panels.

Adam Pegg, country manager, Australia, at Lightsource BP said: “We are hosting this information evening to have an open and transparent discussion with residents. It’s an opportunity for us to present our plans, research and further information about our business and have a two- way discussion with residents. During the event, we aim to discuss why the land area has been chosen and the benefits of our proposals.”

The community event in Mannum will be held on 7 August.

Read Next

September 21, 2022
A new consortium has been formed in Queensland with a MOU to build a green ammonia corridor between Australia and Korea.
PV Tech Premium
September 19, 2022
The proliferation of solar requires PV projects to adapt to their grid surroundings, which increasingly entails connecting alongside adjacent technologies, be it energy storage, other renewables or green hydrogen. Amid the growing threat of curtailment, Jules Scully looks at the rise of the ‘solar-plus’ market and the financial models underpinning it.
September 15, 2022
Declan Flanagan, former CEO of Orsted Onshore, has launched a renewables investment platform with an initial capital of US$100 million.
September 6, 2022
Spanish utility giant Iberdrola has committed to invest between €2-3 billion (US$1.99-2.99 billion) in renewables in Australia.
September 5, 2022
Naturgy has bought a large-scale hybrid solar-plus-storage project in development in Australia.
September 1, 2022
The top ten developers for utility-scale solar accounted for 125GW of operational, under construction and contracted projects between July 2020 and June 2021, according to a report from research firm Mercom Capital Group.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinars
September 27, 2022
15:30 AEST (UTC +10)
Solar Media Events
October 4, 2022
New York, USA
On-Demand Webinars, Solar Media Events
October 11, 2022
Virtual event
Upcoming Webinars
October 18, 2022
10am (EDT) / 4pm (CEST)