Australia launches 20 MW Royalla Solar Farm, its biggest PV park
(SeeNews) – Sep 3, 2014 – Australia's 20-MW Royalla Solar Farm, considered its biggest photovoltaic (PV) facility, has been officially inaugurated today in Royalla, near the capital Canberra.
The facility was developed by Spanish solar power group Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV). Its 83,000 PV panels cover an area of over 50 hectares (124 acres) and will generate enough electricity to supply around 4,500 Canberra homes, saving the emission of 950 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) a year.
The construction of the facility took approximately a year and resulted in the creation of 100 jobs, according to sources from the company, quoted by Effecom.
This is FRV’s first large-scale solar farm. The company operates in other solar energy emerging markets such as the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, Spain’s foreign minister, and the ACT environment Minister Simon Corbell.