Dan Shugar

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Extending Congratulations to Decmil for 255 MW Sunraysia

November 28, 2018

Oakey Solar Farm, Southeast Queensland, Australia. NX Horizon, After Severe Storm, Oct 2018.

Colleagues, NEXTracker is honored to be selected by Decmil for one of the largest PV systems in Australia, the 255 MW Sunraysia, which is pioneering in both size and off-take model. See the press release announcement here.

According to pv magazine, “the solar supply agreement with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) is the first of its kind in Australia – bringing together a retailer (Origin Energy), developer (Maoneng) and corporate (UNSW) with an eye on covering 100% of the University’s electricity demand with solar.” Read the article here

The project will feature cutting edge technology with NX Horizon smart solar trackers future proofed with TrueCapture™ adaptive tracking capability and Jinko Solar’s new Cheetah series mono-PERC PV modules. Energy storage is planned for the project in the future.

The location of the Sunraysia Solar Farm was selected to embed renewable electricity generation closer to metropolitan load centers such as Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney. We’re honored to directly contribute to Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET), which aims to generate 33,000 GWh of electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020, or 23.5 per cent of Australia’s electricity generation.

Decmil Managing Director and Group CEO, Scott Criddle said, “Decmil is looking forward to partnering with NEXTracker on the Sunraysia Solar Farm project. They offer significant experience in delivering smart technology for the renewables sector.”  

Photo Courtesy of Maoneng and pv magazine.

Congratulations, and thank you to project partners Decmil, Origin Energy, UNSW, Maoneng Group, AGL Energy and Don Harwin for driving New South Wales’ visionary energy policy.

Join me in congratulating Decmil on this achievement here on LinkedIn.