Neoen’s Coleambally Solar Farm begins full-scale commercial operation

Neoen, France’s leading independent producer of exclusively renewable energy, announced that it has commenced full-scale commercial operations at its Coleambally Solar Farm in New South Wales, Australia.

The 100 per cent Neoen-owned facility is a landmark project for the company and Australia’s renewable energy sector, producing the highest energy output of any solar farm in the country’s National Electricity Market at present.

Commissioned and connected by Neoen to TransGrid’s high voltage transmission network, the Coleambally solar farm is located in the Riverina region. The 550-hectare facility is supported by a 12-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with leading energy retailer EnergyAustralia. Under this agreement, EnergyAustralia will take 70 per cent of the solar farm’s energy output. The remainder will be sold directly to the market.

As the largest currently fully operational photovoltaic (PV) facility in Australia with 567,800 solar PV panels installed, the facility will produce over 390,000 MWh of clean, emission-free, renewable energy per annum, which is enough to power more than 65,000 New South Wales households.

To read more about the Maritime Connection Days in Australia programme, read the full article on the Neoen website here.