We currently operate two wind farms in South Australia and have plans to develop three major solar farms across Queensland and New South Wales.
Proposed Silverleaf Solar Farm
ENGIE is proposing to develop and operate the Silverleaf Solar Farm, about five kilometres north-west of Narrabri in New South Wales.
Once constructed, it would have a capacity of about 120 megawatts using solar photovoltaic panels to produce electricity. The project also includes a step-up electrical substation, site office and storage area, and potential for future development of a battery energy storage system.
- Expected to create up to 100 jobs during the peak of construction
- Capacity of 120 MW
- Solar Photovoltaic Panels
- Located 5km north west of Narrabri, NSW
- Stationed across 330 hectares of rural land
The proposed solar farm site is about 330 hectares, and is located on two rural private properties in the Narrabri local government area.
How does solar power work?add add
Solar energy is an unlimited source of free energy that can be converted into electricity using a range of ever-improving techniques. Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are currently the most widespread type of solar PV technology, however other types of solar PV are being developed that can be integrated into buildings, such as flexible PV and even PV paint. Have a look at the great work of Heliatek.
According to the International Energy Agency, renewable power capacity is set to expand by 50% between 2019 and 2024, led by solar PV. Solar energy could account for as much as 16% of total electricity production by 2050 (compared to 1.8% in 2016).
That’s why companies like ENGIE are investing in solar energy, an inexhaustible energy source with low CO2 emissions which sustainably meets our emerging energy needs.
Supplier and employment opportunities
ENGIE has a robust local engagement strategy and is firmly committed to creating jobs for local people and engaging with Indigenous and local suppliers. Whether it’s earthworks, infrastructure, building contractors, machinery operators and engineering, or accommodation, administration, catering, freight and cleaners – a number of skills and suppliers will be required by our head contractor during the construction phase of the project, including opportunities for local and Indigenous suppliers.
The proposed project will be delivered for and on behalf of ENGIE via ‘head contractors.’ The head contractors will be responsible for subcontracting a range of skills and suppliers. As part of our key objectives for the project, ENGIE will continue to work closely with its head contractors to ensure the delivery and quality of opportunities for local and Indigenous people and suppliers.
To register your interest, please contact the team on 1800 845 067 or email [email protected]