The Moree Solar Farm is entering the final stages of construction,” Technical manager Tom Best said. “We’ve finalised the installation of the PV modules and the tracking system and we’re currently undertaking commissioning of the PV plant with a view to start generating energy by the end of the year.”

The project has been funded with assistance of a $102 million grant from Australian Renewable Energy Agency – “We’re currently working on the connection arrangements back to the grid and we hope to have those finalised in December so we can energise the plant and then start generating,” Mr Best said.

“We’ll have a full time presence of three staff members on site and then we’ll use local contractors as required for additional services.” The solar farm is expected to supply 15,000 homes.