Engie gets go-ahead for Silverleaf Solar Farm

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French renewables company Engie has been given the go-ahead from the Department of Planning and Environment for its proposed $191 million Silverleaf Solar Farm to be developed just north of Narrabri in the New England region of New South Wales.

According to PV Magazine, Silverleaf Solar Farm will be built on a 330ha parcel of land north of Narrabri and will comprise approximately 440,000 solar panels installed on single axis trackers.

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A transmission corridor will also be constructed, supporting 132kV powerlines that will connect to Transgrid’s existing Narrabri substation.

The project builds on Engie’s Australian portfolio which includes 1.1GW of operating gas-fired power plants, 165MW of operating wind farms and a 2GW pipeline of solar, wind and large-scale batteries under development.

Engie has not yet announced a start date for construction of Silverleaf Solar Farm.

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