Risen Energy (Australia) has completed the construction of the 100 megawatt AC Yarranlea Solar Farm and achieved network registration with Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) on January 3.
The Yarranlea Solar Farm is undergoing the staged commissioning procedures.
“The staged procedures we are performing allow us to currently generate 28 megawatts to the grid. This is followed approximately 1 month later with 50% output, and a further month after that to 100% output” said Eric Lee, General Manager Risen Energy (Australia).
“Staging the transition to full output ensures that the network is stable as this is relatively new technology to the Darling Downs area. This commissioning regime ensures that there is minimal potential for disruptions to stable power supplies to the community” said Lee.
Risen Energy has worked closely with Ergon Energy and Powerlink to achieve registration of the Yarranlea Solar Farm and will continue to work with them to complete the smooth transition to full output for the solar farm.
“We are very pleased that we have achieved this milestone by working closely with network providers and anticipate having a fully operational solar facility in a few months, supplying green power the Darling Downs area.” said Lee
Yarranlea Solar Farm
The Yarranlea Solar Farm is located near Pittsworth, about 50km west of Toowoomba on the Darling Downs. The solar farm is approximately 250ha in area and consists of over 360,000 Risen solar panels mounted on a single axis tracking system. The farm will generate and deliver clean, renewable electricity to power up to 32,000 homes.
The Yarranlea Solar Farm is connected to the power grid using the existing Ergon Energy infrastructure, located close to the farm site. This allows transmission of power into the Middle Ridge Bulk Supply Substation, ultimately supplying green power to homes, businesses and industries in the Toowoomba and Darling Downs area.
The completed facility has a projected life of 30 years. At the end of the facility’s useful operating life, all physical infrastructure will be removed, and the land returned to its former agricultural use.
The Yarranlea Solar Farm will contribute to the green footprint of the state in support of the Queensland Government’s Green Policy. Risen Energy (Australia) as the owner of the Yarranlea Solar farm has worked within the Queensland Government’s Solar Farm Guidelines which provide a practical guidance for communities, landowners and project proponents.
“Risen Energy (Australia) has progressed the project from detailed engineering design, through construction, commissioning and ultimately the operation of the solar farm. We used our PV panel technology to supply power to the grid. Ultimately, integrated battery storage will be incorporated in the solar farm to provide continuous power during periods of peak demand” said Lee.
About Risen Energy
Risen Energy (Australia) has had an established presence in the Australian market since 2008, supplying solar PV panels for the retail market. Its long-term goal also includes the funding, constructing and operating commercial and utility-scale solar projects.
Risen Energy was founded in 1986 and is a leading China-based PV solutions provider that is traded as an A-share on China’s Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
Risen Energy has over 10,000 employees globally and are the sixth largest PV module supplier in the world, completing over thousands of grid-connected projects globally, including self-developed projects that they manage directly.