Canadian Solar acquires Aussie solar farm

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Solar giant Canadian Solar has acquired Tetris Energy’s 30MW Mannum Solar Farm in South Australia.

Following the acquisition, the first 5MW stage will commence construction in January with the second 25MW stage to follow later in 2019.

The project is located adjacent to the Mannum 33/132kV substation, which connects to the SA Power Network feeders that are servicing the main Mannum to Adelaide SA Water pumps and pipeline.

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A connection agreement has been entered into with SA Power Networks.

Revenues for the first phase will be supported by a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Flow Power and a separate LGC agreement.

The mid-Murray region is home to several intensive agricultural businesses, which include large-scale dairy, a piggery, and vegetable cool rooms.

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Flow Power has existing supply arrangements in place with some of these customers, including leading wine producer Pernod Ricard Winemakers, which last year announced it would enter into a PPA with Flow Power as part of its commitment to source 100 per cent renewable energy.

Flow Power will look to expand its competitive retail offering on the back of the Mannum Solar Farm PPA.