NEXTracker™ announced it has been selected by Decmil to supply its smart solar tracker, NX Horizon™ for the Sunraysia Solar Farm. The Sunraysia Solar Farm is owned and operated by both John Laing and Maoneng Australia and managed by Maoneng Australia. The Sunraysia Solar Farm will deliver power to AGL (Australia Gas and Light) Energy via a 15-year contract.
"NEXTracker is honored to be selected by Decmil to supply 255 megawatts of our smart solar tracker, and to one of the first projects in Australia structured with a long-term offtaker as the end-user," said Dan Shugar, NEXTracker CEO. "We also applaud AGL Energy's transition to provide more renewable energy options to its customers for cleaner and more affordable energy."
Decmil Managing Director and Group CEO, Scott Criddle, said: "Decmil is looking forward to partnering with NEXTracker on the Sunraysia Solar Farm project. They offer significant experience in delivering smart technology for the renewables sector."
The project site location was selected to embed renewable electricity generation closer to metropolitan load centers such as Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney. The Sunraysia Solar Farm aims to directly contribute to meet Australia's Renewable Energy Target.
The Sunraysia Solar Farm also has a contract with the University of New South Wales in Sydney as part of the University's plan to reach "carbon neutrality" on energy by 2020. At the height of construction, close to 400 people will be working and living in Balranald, contributing to significant economic growth and job opportunities to the region.