First Solar to Deliver 48.5MW Manildra Solar Farm in Australia
Company's installed capacity to surpass 400MW in
"Today's milestone is a testament to the ability and experience of First
Solar's development and delivery team, and we congratulate ARENA and
EnergyAustralia on their commitment to commercially viable projects,"
"We have witnessed unprecedented cost reductions in large-scale solar in recent years. As the appetite for this asset class continues to grow, timely and reliable project delivery will be the strongest driver of future cost reductions, cementing solar as a competitive energy source in Australia," Curtis said.
Located one kilometer east of Manildra in regional NSW, the
"Customers rightly expect access to reliable, affordable and cleaner
supplies of energy, which means the industry needs to evolve," said
EnergyAustralia Managing Director
Once complete, the project is expected to produce enough solar energy to serve the needs of approximately 14,000 average NSW homes and displace more than 91,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year - the equivalent of taking about 24,000 cars off the road.
"Construction will soon begin at the site, creating new economic
opportunities for Australian businesses and families in the local
region," Frischknecht said. "By supporting innovators like
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