Parkes Solar Farm
Henry Parkes Way, Parkes NSW 2870
The Parkes Solar Farm is a project consisting of 210 hectares of ground mounted solar panels approximately 10km west of Parkes in New South Wales.
The aim of this project is to develop an environmentally and economically sound solar farm.
Parkes Solar Farm will generate approximately 138,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean, renewable electricity into the national power grid each year, thereby making a major contribution to Australia’s greenhouse gas reductions. This reduction will be equivalent to taking either 38,000 cars off the road or planting 195,000 trees, producing enough electricity to power approximately 21,000 homes with renewable energy.
In a context where solar energy has not yet reached parity with other Australian large-scale generation technologies like wind energy, the construction of the Parkes Solar Farm is still dependent on government subsidies to proceed in the short term.
Piles to install
Tracker rows to install
PV Modules to install