Float­ing so­lar farm opened

The Australian Energy Review - - NEWS - NSW

AUS­TRALIA’S largest float­ing so­lar farm has of­fi­cially opened in north­ern NSW.

The 100 kilo­watt (kw) project, in col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Lis­more City Coun­cil and Farm­ing the Sun, sits on the sur­face of an over­flow pond at the East Lis­more Sewage Treat­ment Plant and will gen­er­ate about 180,000kwh of en­ergy an­nu­ally; about 12 per cent of the treat­ment plant’s power needs.

The project com­prises 1200 floats, 280 so­lar PV mod­ules, and 15 on­shore and in wa­ter an­chors and re­strain­ing sys­tems.

It is one of the key el­e­ments of the coun­cil’s Re­new­able En­ergy Mas­ter Plan to self-gen­er­ate elec­tric­ity from re­new­able sources by 2023.

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