Our Solar Farm
The energy produced is exported directly into the grid with a portion being using to power the Laverton Steelworks as well as providing renewable energy to offset the Melbourne tram network as part of the Victoria government’s Solar Trams Initiative.
The solar farm provides many benefits to the surrounding community including: a $15,000 annual Community Benefit Fund, employment for 6 local workers and opportunities for local businesses.
Initial development of our solar farm began in 2016.
The location for the solar farm was chosen based on the plentiful sunlight and the close proximity to local transmission lines.
Construction began in October 2018 and was completed 9 months later in July 2019 at a cost of $198 million.
The solar farm was officially opened on 13 July 2019 by The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change
Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio
Minister for Energy
Environment and Climate Change
We are proud to partner with Downer Group who designed, built and now maintain the solar farm.
25 years of affordable clean power