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December 6, 2021

Bannerton Orchard Solar PV Park, Australia

By Carmen

Bannerton Orchard Solar PV Park is an 110MW solar PV power project. It is located in Victoria, Australia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2017 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in July 2019.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 110 110 Active Victoria, Australia Foresight Solar Australia (UK); Syncline Energy

Description

The project was developed by Foresight Solar Australia (UK) and Syncline Energy. Foresight Group, KDB Infrastructure Investment Asset Management and Hanwha Energy Corporation Singapore are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 48.5%, 48.5% and 3% respectively.

Bannerton Orchard Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 192 hectares.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 40,000 households, offsetting 88,400t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $78.964m.

Development Status

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The project construction commenced in 2017 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in July 2019.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Alinta Energy under a power purchase agreement for a period of 17 years. The contracted capacity is 88MW.

Contractors Involved

UGL was selected to render EPC services for the solar PV power project.

Hanwha Q CELLS was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company provided 319,406 modules each with 345W of nameplate capacity.

The inverters were procured from SMA Solar Technology for the project.

UGL is the O&M contractor for the solar PV power project for a period of 2 years.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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