A 70-MW Moree Solar Farm (MSF) in Australia has begun to install the batches of solar modules provided by JA Solar since June. As MSF’s exclusive supplier, JA Solar will keep delivering JAP6-315 and JAP6-310 modules to meet all demand of 70-MW modules. Early this year, MSF was acknowledged by IJ Global as the best solar transaction of 2014 in the Asia Pacific region. The award recognizes excellence, achievement and innovation in energy and infrastructure finance.
MSF is located 10 km south of Moree, in northern New South Wales. The project is owned by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV). Project financing totaling $164 million, including a $102 million grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and $47 million of debt financing from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, was secured in August 2014, and construction of the farm broke ground in November 2014.
“The Moree Solar Farm is currently the largest solar farm under construction in Australia,” said Andrea Fontana, Australia Country Manager of FRV. “Once completed, MSF will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of nearly 15,000 New South Wales homes and abate nearly 95,000 tons of carbon pollution each year. Additionally, it will create more than 100 jobs during its construction.”
— Solar Builder magazine