Go for 155MW Aussie PV 'flagship'

The projects will use First Solar modules

The projects will use First Solar modules

Australian utility AGL Energy and US thin-film giant First Solar will build 155MW of PV in New South Wales after finally nailing down state and federal funding for the two projects.

The 102MW Nyngan plant and 53MW Broken Hill facility can proceed after securing A$166.7m ($150.6m) from Australia’s renewables support agency Arena and A$64.9m from the New South Wales government, towards a total project cost of about A$450m.

The two represent Australia's biggest solar project to date.

Construction of Nyngan is expected to commence in January 2014, with completion scheduled by mid-2015. Building at Broken Hill will start in July 2014 and is due to be completed around November 2015.

First Solar will provide EPC and modules for both projects, plus five years Log in to read complete article.

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