Carnegie secures site for WA solar farm

Carnegie Clean Energy has been successful in an application to negotiate 100MW solar and 20MWh battery site in Western Australia.

After a competitive process, the Western Australian Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI), in collaboration with LandCorp, has awarded it in-principle approval to negotiate a lease for 250ha within the buffer zone of the Mungari Strategic Industrial Area, to build, own and operate a solar farm.

The proposed solar farm will be up to 100MW and include up to 20MWh of battery storage.

The MSIA is located approximately 26km southwest of Kalgoorlie and 13km northeast of Coolgardie, along the Great Eastern Highway.

“Carnegie has a strong track record of developing greenfield sites into shovel ready renewable projects rapidly and responsibly, most recently with its Northam Solar Farm,” managing director Dr Michael Ottaviano said.

“We are excited to play a role in the development of the MSIA, which has an important role in the future economic prosperity of the Eastern Goldfields and look forward to working closely with local industries seeking sources of clean power generation, the state government, local governments and other key stakeholders in bringing this project to fruition.”

The development of the Mungari Solar Farm is conditional on reaching suitable lease arrangements with Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage and the results of a feasibility study, including consultation with Western Power for grid connection.