Construction of AGL's $300 million, 102MW Nyngan Solar plant commences today with the head contractor, First Solar, mobilising to site.
The plant is expected to take approximately 18 months to complete and expected to be fully operational by June 2015. An estimated 300 direct construction jobs will be created to support the plant’s construction, with the majority of workers expected to be housed in an accommodation camp being built in Nyngan.
The Nyngan Solar Plant will be the largest solar power station in Australia, with more than 1,350,000 thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) modules expected to be installed on the 250 hectare site.
The Nyngan Solar Plant is the first of two large-scale solar PV projects that AGL will deliver with support from the Federal Government’s Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the NSW Government. Construction of the Broken Hill Solar Plant is scheduled to commence in mid 2014, and expected to be completed by the end of 2015.