Sunraysia Solar Farm
255MWDC utility-scale solar PV project.

Scheduled for completion in 2020, Sunraysia Solar Farm is a utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) farm near Balranald in southern New South Wales.

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The solar farm generates approximately 255MWDC of electricity, which is enough to power more than 50,000 homes. It is design and built by Decmil - one of the best solar PV construction companies.


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Sunraysia Solar Farm Pty Ltd involves the development of a utility scale solar photovoltaic (PV) farm near Balranald in southern New South Wales; the Sunraysia Solar Farm will have a total capacity of 255MWp which shall be completed in 1 stage.

The Balranald Solar Farm proposal would provide the following benefits, specific to Australia's commitments

Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions required to meet our energy demands

Assisting the transition towards cleaner electricity generation

Direct contribution to help in meeting the RET

Additionally, the proposal would allow for the

Provision of embedded electricity generation, to supply into the Australian grid closer to the main consumption centres.

Provision of social and economic benefits, through the provision of direct and indirect employment opportunities during construction and operation of the project

The Balranald Solar Farm proposal site is located around 17km south of the Balranald town centre and around 140km south east of Mildura, within the Balranald Shire Council Local Government Area (LGA). The site is accessed from Yanga Way (also known as Mallee Highway and Tooleybuc-Balranald Road) located to the east.


Given the capital cost of the project, its development application will be assessed by the NSW Department of Planning.

In this context, a Scoping Report for the Sunraysia Solar Farm has been lodged with the state planning in May 2016.

These requirements are now being used as a basis for the current Environmental Impact Assessment undertaken by Sunraysia Solar Farm Two Pty Ltd.

Studies undertaken will include

Heritage (including Aboriginal heritage);

Visual amenity;

Noise assessment;

Soils and water;

Traffic assessment;


The Sunraysia Solar Farm site comprises of around 1000 hectares of private freehold land. Below is a preliminary layout based on the technical assessment and consultation undertaken to date.

This preliminary layout provides for up to 200 megawatts peak AC (MWp) of solar panels; however, it may be amended to reflect the results of on-going technical assessments and discussions with the local community and regulators.

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Layout As Built



Engagement with the local community is a critical objective of the Sunraysia project and is integral to this project. We would like to ensure that open dialogue can occur with local residents, stakeholders and the wider community in an easy and efficient manner. We are also proud to sponsor the local community.

Further details


This report identifies and assesses the environmental issues associated with the construction, operation, upgrade and decommissioning of the proposed project.

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We’re committed to promote a solar future.

MAONENG Australia is proud to be the developer of this major renewable energy project, set to be one of Australia’s largest utility scale Solar PV power plant.


Maoneng is an Australian owned renewable energy company focused on development, delivery, operations and long term ownership of utility scale solar and battery assets, critical for powering a sustainable world.

Maoneng pride themselves on being early embracers of technology and market innovations. Investments we have made in broadening our focus to the battery sector have been recognised in the AGL contract for 400MWh of battery storage in NSW.

Maoneng’s have delivered over 300 MW of solar energy solutions and have a development pipeline comprising of approximately 2000 MW of utility scale solar and battery energy projects across the APAC region.


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