FRV’s Sebastopol Solar Farm goes fully operational

Aerial photo of Sebastopol Solar Farm
Sebastopol Solar Farm

Global sustainable energy developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has announced that its 90MW Sebastopol Solar Farm in New South Wales has met requirements to start commercial operation and is now up and running.

The Sebastopol solar farm generated first power in December 2021 while parts of it were still under construction, FRV said in a statement. Now at full capacity, it can generate around 200,000MWh net per year, or enough to power up to 40,000 households.

The solar farm was built by Beon Energy Solutions.

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When the project reached commissioning stage, Beon general manager Glen Thomson said, “To complete the project on time in the middle of a global pandemic and significant COVID-19 outbreaks in New South Wales and Victoria, with an outstanding safety performance throughout highlights the commitment and skills of all of the workers and businesses involved. Beon is extremely proud to have delivered another large-scale renewable project for this region,” he said.

Beon employed more than 200 workers through the construction phase of the project, this included the employment of 73 locals—many of whom were previously unemployed.