JA Solar to Power the Largest Solar Farm in Australia

published: 2015-09-01 16:59 | editor: | category: News

The Moree Solar Farm (MSF) in Australia will utilize JA Solar’s PV modules for the 70MW solar systems. Starting from June, 2015, JA solar has delivered JAP6-315 and JAP6-310 modules for the MSF, which was acknowledged by IJ Global as the best solar transaction of 2014 in the Asia Pacific region.

MSF is located 10 km south of Moree, in northern New South Wales. The project is owned by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV). Project financing totaling $164 million, including a $102 million grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and $47 million of debt financing from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, was secured in August 2014, and construction of the farm broke ground in November 2014.

Andrea Fontana, Australia Country Manager of FRV, commented, "The Moree Solar Farm is currently the largest solar farm under construction in Australia. Once completed, MSF will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of nearly 15,000 New South Wales homes and abate nearly 95,000 tons of carbon pollution each year. Additionally, it will create more than 100 jobs during its construction."

"Demand in the Australian market has historically been centered on rooftop solar for residential use,” noted Xie Jian, President and COO of JA Solar. “And JA Solar has been focusing on providing its highly-efficient mono-crystalline and poly-crystalline silicon modules for rooftop installations in this market.” 

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