FRV’s Goonumbla solar farm powers up in New South Wales
13 May 2020 | Source: Renew Economy
The 67.8MW Goonumbla solar farm, developed by international renewable energy company FRV near Parkes in New South Wales, has begun sending power to the grid.
According to Global Roam’s Paul McArdle, the providers of RenewEconomy’s NEM-Watch widget, said the solar farm had sent short bursts of around 1MW of power to the NEM on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Goonumbla is one of eight wind and solar projects that formed part of the landmark deal for cheap and “firmed” renewables for government-owned retailer Snowy Hydro.
The 15-year power purchase deal will provide a total of 888MW of capacity to Snowy Hydro, which it turn aims to deliver – with the help of its existing hydro plants – “firm” renewables at a cost of well below $70/MWh.
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