Lightsource bp unveils plan for 400-MWp solar complex in New South Wales

Solar power plant. Image source: Lightsource bp.

April 19 (Renewables Now) - Lightsource bp, the UK-based solar developer half-owned by BP Plc (LON:BP), has tabled plans for the construction of a 400-MW DC solar park with battery storage in New South Wales, Australia.

The company has scheduled two community information sessions to present its Gundary Solar Farm proposal. The events are due to be held on April 30 and May 14, the developer’s website shows.

To be located near Goulburn, within the local government area of Goulburn-Mulwaree Council, the solar-battery complex is expected to produce 800,000 MWh of electricity per year. Its annual output will be enough to cover the consumption of 133,000 homes, Lightsource BP estimates.

According to the developer, the project is still in the early stages. It will require an investment of some AUD 540 million (USD 398m/EUR 369.5m) to install the capacity.

Lightsource BP has committed to expanding its global solar portfolio to 25 GW by 2025. In Australia, it has a large pipeline of projects under planning, under development or construction. Among them are the 840 MW DC Sandy Creek and 520 MW DC Goulburn River in New South Wales.

(AUD 1.0 = USD 0.737/EUR 0.684)

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