Metz Solar Farm will be constructed on private land approximately 15 kilometres from Armidale in New South Wales.
The proposed solar farm will be installed across the 430-hectare site. The solar farm will generate renewable energy to supply up to 40,000 Australian households each year; more than half of the total 66,000 households in the region. The solar farm will connect to the existing Transgrid 132 kV transmission line. The solar farm layout avoids most environmental constraints and has been designed to minimise the removal of remnant native vegetation.
The total power of the plant will be 115 MWac rated power at the point of interconnection at the Transgrid 132kV Transmission Line and 141.1 MWdc peak power (at Standard Test Conditions) at the module DC connections.
Who is developing the project?
- FRV Services Australia is the owner of the Metz Solar Farm project.
- The project’s previous owner, Clenergy sold the project development rights to FRV in November 2020.
- FRV, as new owners, are committed to developing a reliable and safe clean energy asset for the region and continuing community engagement throughout the project’s lifetime.