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Final solar PV modules installed at Broken Hill

Theo Comino
12 October 2015

AGL's Broken Hill Solar Plant in western New South Wales today moved towards its final stages of completion with the last of the 677,760 solar PV modules being installed.

AGL Executive General Manager Group Operations, Doug Jackson, today installed the final modules together with project partner representatives; NSW Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy, the Hon Anthony Roberts; NSW Minister for Environment, the Hon Mark Speakman; Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Acting CEO, Ian Kay; First Solar’s Project Manager, Samantha Coras; and Broken Hill City Council representatives including Councillor Christine Adams.

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"Today the Plant generates up to 27 MW of renewable energy into the grid and the remaining 26 MW is expected to be brought online this month. Renewable technology like our Broken Hill Solar Plant and its sister plant at Nyngan, play an important part in AGL’s transition towards a decarbonised economy. Broken Hill will contribute to the more than 1,900 MW of renewable capacity AGL currently has in operation or under development," said Mr Jackson.

Once completed the Broken Hill Solar Plant will have a capacity of 53 MW and be the second largest in Australia behind it's sister plant in Nygan. It will produce enough renewable energy to power more than 17,000 homes annually.

The Nyngan and Broken Hill Solar Plants have been constructed with $166.7 million funding support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and $64.9 million from the NSW Government. Both plants have been constructed in partnership with First Solar, local councils, and local communities.

For more information visit the Broken Hill Solar Plant page on our website.