Zhenfa applies for ACT solar

Sydney-based company Zhenfa Solar Power has lodged a development application for a 2MW solar photovoltaic (PV) farm in Tuggeranong in the ACT.

Zhenfa Solar Power is a subsidiary of Chinese energy company Zhenfa New Energy, and the project Zhenfa’s first outside of China.

The $5 million project would be funded from Zhenfa and construction would entail a land-based PV system and associated infrastructure, as reported by Energy Business News.

If successful, the project would be developed and constructed with project partner AECOM.

An estimated 8000 solar panels would be installed on the 2MW facility, across 12ha of a 19ha site, according to Energy Business News.

The solar PV farm would be the first for Zhenfa outside of China. If approval is granted, the project is expected to begin construction later this year.