Photon Energy has announced the commissioning of its first utility-scale solar power plants in Australia. Construction on the Leeton and Fivebough plants in New South Wales began in October 2020, and the two plants have a combined capacity of 14.6 MW. They will generate a combined 27.8 GWh annually. No PPAs are yet in place.
The two solar facilities utilise bi-facial modules on single-axis trackers with a grid connection owned and operated by Essential Energy.
Photon Energy Engineering Australia handled EPC for the contracts, and Photon Energy Operations Australia will provide long-term O&M services.
Michael Gartner, CTO of Photon Energy Group, said: “Today marks another milestone for Photon Energy with the commissioning of the first utility-scale plants in Australia to be added to our portfolio, which will help the Group in reducing the seasonality of electricity generation revenues globally. Our merchant approach in Australia paves the way for gid-competitive assets to be developed and added to our European markets and elsewhere in the world.”