Northam Solar Farm on track for mid-year completion

Northam Solar Farm on track for mid-year completion

THE largest solar station under construction in WA is on track to sell power into the State grid by the second half of 2018.

Northam Solar Farm will have 34,000 solar panels to deliver about 24,000 MWh of electricity annually for at least 25 years.

An ASX announcement was made on January 18 after partnership agreements were finalised with co-equity investors Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) and Perth Noongar Foundation.

Carnegie Clean Energy will retain a 50 per cent interest in the 10MW project built on 25 hectares at a cost of about $17 million.

IBA chief executive Rajiv Viswanathan said the project showed indigenous organisations and the private sector could generate positive financial and social returns from new areas of the economy.

Carnegie subsidiary Energy Made Clean and property company Lendlease will design and build the large-scale project.

Early engineering works for the solar station are underway.