Lightsource BP obtains nod for 400MW Oz solar

May 13, 2021 10:26 AM ET
  • Wellington North project in NSW adjoins the 200MW near-complete Wellington PV farm
Lightsource BP obtains nod for 400MW Oz solar
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Lightsource BP has protected preparing approval for upscaling plans for the Wellington North solar project in New South Wales, Australia.

The 400MW (DC) site, obtained from AGL last year, adjoins Lightsource BP's near-complete 200MW (DC) Wellington solar farm.

Once functional, the 600MW center can become the state's largest renewable resource power center.

Lightsource BP country supervisor Adam Pegg claimed: "We are very delighted concerning the planning approval of our Wellington North solar farm; this is an important advance in our ambition to help Australia transition to a lower carbon future."

Wellington North solar farm will certainly utilize 1.2 million bifacial solar panels.

Throughout the planning process, a details event was held to permit participants of the local community to check out and discuss the scheduled proposition, which was "positively received".

Throughout the preparation procedure, Lightsource BP additionally involved with professionals to offer effect analysis and know-how in vital areas, consisting of biodiversity and Indigenous heritage.

Lightsource BP has actually made the project to shield as well as boost 163 ha of indigenous vegetation and fauna environment on the project site, consisting of 232 hollow-bearing trees.

Lightsource BP, in appointment with Indigenous stakeholders, has actually additionally made the project to protect Indigenous heritage things, including two scarred trees which supply Indigenous individuals with a vital link to their society and also their past.

The things located within the development website will be restored and also accumulated prior to building beginning and also moved to an appropriate area on the project website.

With Each Other, Lightsource BP's Wellington North, Wellington, West Wyalong and also Woolooga solar farms exceed over 900MW (DC).

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