24MW

biggest photovoltaic plant in Australia

Located 23 kilometers south of the capital Canberra, Royalla is the biggest photovoltaic plant in service in Australia with 20 MW rated capacity (24 MWp) and around 82,000 solar panels installed on 41 kilometers of fixed structures.

The Royalla PV plant was the first solar installation built by ACCIONA in Australia, acting as a contractor for the development company FRV.

The farm can generate clean energy equivalent to the consumption of around 4,500 homes in the area, avoiding the emission of some 37,000 metric tons of CO2 from coal-fired power stations per year.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Location: Approximately 23 kilometres south of Canberra, ACT, Australia
  • Peak Capacity: 24 MWp
  • Nominal Capacity: 20 MW
  • Technology: Photovoltaic solar with fixed structures
  • Operation Commisisioned: August 2014
  • Owner: FRV
  • Contrator: ACCIONA
  • Energy production: Approximately 4,500 homes

Key aspects 

  • Biggest photovoltaic plant in Australia
  • Clean energy equivalent to the demand from around 4,500 homes.
  • 41 kilometers of fixed structures.
  • 37,000 metric tons of CO2 avoided per year

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