WELCOME TO WANGARATTA SOLAR FARM
Wangaratta Solar Farm is a 20 megawatt (MW) project located alongside the North Wangaratta Industrial Estate.
The development has been progressed in collaboration with the Rural City of Wangaratta which has provided some of the land required under a 25+25 year lease.
Discussions commenced with the council on energy needs in the area in May 2015 which resulted in an original recommendation by Countrywide Energy for the development of a 10MW solar farm at North Wangaratta.
Because the grid connection through Ausnet Services could cope with an energy injection of 20MW, the project was doubled in scale to 20MW.
Development Approval for the project was granted by the council on November 18, 2016.
To generate 20MW of electricity, the project will require upwards of 70,000 solar panels which will be mounted on a single-axis tracking system that follows the sun as it crosses the sky to optimise power generation.