White Rock Solar Farm is a 20 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) development to be located adjacent to the northern end of White Rock Wind Farm (WRWF), 18 km west of Glen Innes.

The project will be hybrid solar-wind renewable energy facility. The project is designed to benefit significantly from sharing part of the wind farm infrastructure, including the grid connection and access tracks. Co-location of wind and solar provides numerous benefits such as complementary energy generation patterns, and reduced environmental impacts and project cost.

A program of site studies, impact assessments and concept design development were completed as part of Development Application that was lodged in March 2016. Development Consent was granted in June 2016.

In September 2016, the project was awarded funding under the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) large scale renewable energy program.

The solar farm would generate around 44,000 megawatt hours (MWh) in the first full year of operation, which is sufficient to power approximately 7,200 NSW homes annually. The expected operational life of the solar farm is 25 years.

Latest News:

Local Emergency Services visit White Rock Solar Farm

Local emergency service professionals from the local region, including representatives from Northern Tablelands Rural Fire Service, NSW Ambulance, Glen Innes SES and Volunteer Rescue Association, participated in a tour of White Rock Solar Farm with emergency preparedness as a key focus.

For a full media release, please see here.

White Rock Solar Farm celebrates start of construction

Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, Member for New England, joined John Titchen, Managing Director of Goldwind Australia, local Mayor of Glen Innes Severn Council and Acting Mayor of Inverell Council at a Ground-Breaking Ceremony to mark the commencement of construction of the project.

For a full media release, please see here.