Floating solar farm opened
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.