AGL has now commenced construction of the 140 hectare Broken Hill Solar Plant, 5km southwest of Broken Hill. Constuction of the 53MW photovoltaic plant is expected to take 16 months.
AGL’s Project Manager for the Broken Hill Solar Plant, Adam Mackett said this is an important milestone for the Broken Hill project.
“We’ve begun construction on schedule and we expect to employ up to 150 people on site at the peak of construction. This will provide significant financial flow on benefits to the Broken Hill community.
“More than 650,000 solar PV modules will be installed at our Broken Hill Solar Plant and we expect to complete the project by November 2015. Once operational, the plant will produce enough electricity to power more than 17,000 average NSW homes,” said Mr Mackett.