The 664-acre 112MW solar farm will be fully completed towards the end of this year but has already started generating power. The project is being developed by global renewable energy developer, service provider and wholesaler, BayWa r.e. and is being constructed by Melbourne-based Beon Energy Solutions.
Once fully operational its 330,000 photovoltaic cells will generate enough power to supply 65,000 Australian homes.
Daniel Gäfke, Managing Director of BayWa r.e. Solar Pte Ltd. “We are delighted that this landmark project for Australia, the state of Victoria and BayWa r.e. is now generating green energy. It’s a tremendous achievement and means our Karadoc solar farm is now contributing directly to Australia’s renewable transition and sustainability goals.”
A large part of the power generated by the Karadoc solar farm will be used by major Australian brewer, Carlton & United Breweries, following the signing of a 12-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) earlier this year.
The brewery, who has committed to source 100 per cent of its electricity from renewables, will draw 74,0000 MWh of solar energy from the plant once fully completed.
BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH (BayWa r.e.):
Across solar and wind, at BayWa r.e we r.e. think energy – how it is produced, stored and best used.
We are a leading global developer, service supplier, wholesaler and energy solutions provider.
We deliver renewable energy solutions worldwide, and have brought 2 GW of energy online, while managing 5 GW of assets.
BayWa r.e is a leading supplier to the solar wholesale market. We also have a rapidly growing energy trading business.
Part of the €16 billion BayWa Group, every day we are working hard to find new solutions, push technological boundaries and actively shape the future of energy.