What technology will be used for the project?Neoen’s Gilgandra Solar Farm will work very similarly to residential solar photovoltaic installations. The project’s solar panels will use solar irradiance to generate direct current, which will then be converted into alternative current with solar inverters, and be stepped up to 66kV to feed the national electricity grid. What remains subject to final design studies is the type of mounting system that will be used for the project: in a context where new technological breakthroughs happen on a regular basis, Neoen will leave this choice opened until the very end of the project’s development stage. Neoen is experienced in financing, constructing and operating several different types of systems including north-facing fixed tilt systems, east/west-facing fixed tilt systems and single-axis tracking systems. Photos of Neoen solar plants with these technologies can be found in the library section of this website.
Neoen anticipates that construction will begin in mid 2019. The construction period will be about 9 months duration.