$5m Shoalhaven Community Solar Farm just weeks away from being commissioned
Article by Robert Crawford, South Coast Register
The $5 million Shoalhaven Community Solar Farm is set to come on line by the middle of December. The last of 8,000 solar panels are being installed this week system commissioning will follow shortly thereafter.
The first solar farm to be established on the South Coast, the project covers 10 hectares and will generate over 6000 megawatts of clean energy a year.
The project has been co-developed by Repower Shoalhaven and the Melbourne based energy retailer Flow Power, with 20 per cent of the project’s output already purchased by the City of Sydney as part of their renewable energy power purchase, while the rest will be offered to other Shoalhaven businesses.
Convenor of the sub committee behind the construction the solar farm, Bob Hayward said businesses should be looking to “sign up to renewable energy rather than any other form as part of the transition to decarbonise the economy.”
“Any business who spends more than $3,000 a month on its electricity bill would be wise to talk to us.”
A community open day at the Shoalhaven Community Solar Farm is planned for early 2022.