About Goonumbla Solar Farm

The project is located approximately 10km west of the town of Parkes and 280km North West of Sydney in New South Wales. The solar farm will be connected directly into the adjacent substation.

Connection Capacity: 68.7 MWac
Annual Production: 195,000 MWh/in Year One
CO2 Avoided: 140,000 t/In Year One
Households Supplied: 45,000 Homes
Surface: 385 Hectares
Expected Operations Date: 2020
System Type: Solar photovoltaic with single axis tracking

Committed to Shine

  • FRV Services Australia acquired this project and is now the developer of the Goonumbla Solar Farm project.
  • The planning application for Goonumbla Solar Farm was submitted in September 2016. The application was assessed and determined by the State as it is a State Significant Development.
  • Development approval was obtained in December 2016.
  • All planning documents submitted, along with decision documents can be viewed using the following link; here

Bright Prospects

The project will deliver significant benefits to the community:
  • It creates job opportunities during construction and operation. It is estimated that up to 150 workers will be required to construct the project. During operation up to 5 jobs will be created.
  • It brings investment to the area and delivers additional indirect economic opportunities to local businesses including local grocery stores, restaurants, cafés, accommodation providers and petrol stations.
  • It delivers clean, zero emissions electricity to meet the region’s energy needs and helps further the development of the Australian clean energy industry.

Powering The Future

  • The technology to be used is solar photovoltaic modules with a horizontal, single-axis tracking system.
  • Final plan layout can be viewed using the following link.
  • For more information, click here to download the project factsheet.