Photon Energy details two major solar projects from 1GW Australia pipeline

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit
Email
Credit: Photon Energy

Photon Energy has provided details of two more major utility-scale solar PV projects that it is developing in New South Wales, Australia, as part of a 1GW pipeline in the state.

The first 253MW project at Suntop will require 400 hectares of land, while the 155MW Gunnedah plant will require 205 hectares. Photon expects to commence construction in 2019.

Both projects are being co-developed with a local joint venture partner. Photon Energy has also signed a grid connection process agreement with Transgrid, the operator of the major high voltage transmission network in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

The firm is also working on a 316MW solar project at Gunning in NSW as part of the pipeline.

Photon Energy has mandated advisory firm Pottinger to advise on the raising of development capital for the full pipeline.

“Given the attractive economics of PV power plants in Australia on the back of continuously falling investment costs, our Australian PV project pipeline is on track of becoming the most valuable asset in our group,” explained Georg Hotar, chief executive of Photon Energy NV.

Australia has seen a strong of major PV project announcements over the last year.

Read Next

August 17, 2022
Lightsource bp has started construction on its 400MW Wellington North and 90MW Wunghnu solar farms in New South Wales and Victoria, respectively.
August 16, 2022
Australia’s Northern Territory has struck a deal with French energy major Total Eren to develop a 1GW green hydrogen project in the city of Darwin that will be powered by 2GW of solar PV.
August 8, 2022
A introduction to Yingli Solar’s new YLM 3.0 Pro 415W module for both residential installations and commercial projects
August 5, 2022
Germany solar developer Wirsol Energy has received development approval for its Maryvale solar and energy storage project in New South Wales (NSW) by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
August 3, 2022
Last week, the Australian federal government proposed legislation that will lock-in Australia’s commitment to achieve net zero by 2050 as well as providing greater oversight and accountability over progress on climate change in a sharp departure from the previous administration.
PV Tech Premium
July 29, 2022
Sun Cable, the developer of an installation that bids to transmit renewable electricity from Australia to Singapore, will use proven technologies that have been deployed at projects around the world.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinars
September 7, 2022
15:30 AEST (UTC +10)
Solar Media Events
September 14, 2022
London
Solar Media Events
October 4, 2022
New York, USA
Solar Media Events
October 11, 2022
Virtual event