Cunderdin 128 MWdc Solar Project
Sun Brilliance Power (SBP) is currently developing a 128 MWdc (100 MWac) Solar Photovoltaic Farm to be built in Cunderdin, Western Australia using a Single Axis Tracking Photovoltaic system and the project is expected to have a life of 25 years.
- Development approval, Environmental approval and other relevant approvals have been obtained.
- Sun Brilliance, through its Corporate Advisor KPMG is currently finalising the Investor and the Debt finance and the financial close is expected in 2021.
- Commencement of construction is expected in 2022 and commissioning is expected in 2023.
Sun Brilliance solar farm is being developed on the farming land in the outskirts of Cunderdin in the middle of the state’s wheat belt.
The project was originally envisaged as a 25 MW solar farm, but because of rising prices for wholesale electricity, and large scale renewable energy certificates, and investor interest,it decided to increase the size to 100 MW.
The biggest solar farms in WA to date are the 10 MW Greenough River Solar Farm and the 10.6 MW solar farm at the Degrussa copper mine.
The solar farm will be built purely as a commercial project without any government grants such as those being allocated by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.
The projects tacks up commercially without the additional government assistance.
The Solar Farm will be connected to Western Power’s grid, the South-West Inter connected System, via 132 kV transmission line 2.2 km south of the solar farm, and proposes to build its own 120 MVA,132 kV/22 kV sub-station at the plant site.