Our Assets

Bright Acre Energy boasts a proposed solar portfolio of five utility-scale solar farms, totalling 397MWp of nameplate capacity across the states of Queensland and Victoria by the end of 2018, consisting of 198MWp nameplate capacity that is commercially operational, and 199MWp operational in the near-term.

Amongst these assets are the two largest solar farms in the state of Victoria: the Gannawarra Solar Farm and the Wemen Solar Farm.

The Gannawarra Solar Farm also features a 25MW/50MWh Tesla Battery which is under development and is expected to operate in the National Electricity Market (NEM) in late 2018. This will be the first combined solar and storage facility in Victoria, setting a precedent for future equivalent installations and enhancing the reliability of the grid in North-West Victoria.

Bright Acre Energy is well-positioned to benefit from a broad range of future growth opportunities, through external partnerships. In particular, a Pipeline Agreement between Bright Acre Energy and Wircon Group, gives the Company the exclusive right to acquire approximately 780MWp of projects currently under development in New South Wales, which the Wircon Group has rights to purchase from the current developers. The terms and conditions for the acquisition of each of these projects, including the key parameters for determining the purchase price, have been agreed, should Bright Acre Energy exercise its rights to purchase them.

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Gannawarra Solar Farm
Gannawarra Solar Farm

Operational

Gannawarra Solar Farm

Kerang, Victoria

Capacity: 60MWp
PPA off-taker: EnergyAustralia

Average Homes Powered: 18,100 per year 3
CO2: 137,000 per year

The Gannawarra Energy Storage System is currently being installed at Gannawarra Solar Farm. The 25MW/50MWh Tesla battery combined solar and storage facility creates the ability to provide solar power at night, and will provide a range of direct and indirect benefits to Victorian and Australian consumers. This further demonstrates the enormous potential for integrating large-scale energy storage systems with solar.

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Hamilton
Hamilton Solar Farm
Hamilton Solar Farm

Operational

Hamilton Solar Farm

Collinsville, Queensland

Capacity: 69MWp
PPA off-taker: ERM Power

Average Homes Powered: 23,000 per year 3
CO2: 134,000 per year

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Whitsunday Solar Farm
Whitsunday Solar Farm
Whitsunday Solar Farm

Operational

Whitsunday Solar Farm

Collinsville, Queensland

Capacity: 69MWp
PPA off-taker: State of Queensland

Average Homes Powered: 23,000 per year 3
CO2: 134,000 per year

The Whitsunday Solar Farm was also successful in the competitive ARENA Large-Scale Solar Funding scheme which provided the Solar Farm access to an ARENA grant to assist in its construction.

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Clermont Solar Farm
Clermont Solar Farm
Clermont Solar Farm

Near-term operational

Clermont Solar Farm 4

Clermont, Queensland

Capacity: 89MWp
PPA off-taker: SIMEC ZEN Energy

Average Homes Powered: 31,000 per year 3
CO2: 184,000 per year

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Gannawarra Energy Storage System

Near-term operational

Gannawarra Energy Storage System

Kerang, Victoria

Capacity: 25MW/50MWh

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Wemen Solar Farm

Near-term operational

Wemen Solar Farm 4

Wemen, Victoria

Capacity: 110MWp
PPA off-taker: SIMEC ZEN Energy

Average Homes Powered: 34,000 per year 3
CO2: 256,000 per year

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Pipeline

Bright Acre Energy has the exclusive right to acquire the following projects under a pipeline agreement with Wircon Group, which has the rights to acquire these projects from the current developers. The location of the projects, being New South Wales, will add significant diversification benefits to Bright Acre Energy if these assets become part of the company’s portfolio. These pipeline projects are currently at varying stages of development.

 

Pipeline

Bomen Solar Farm

Bomen, New South Wales

Capacity: 120MWp

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Pipeline

Buronga Energy Station

Buronga, New South Wales

Capacity: 400MWp

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Hay Solar Farm

Hay, New South Wales

Capacity: 140MWp

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Pipeline

Springdale Solar Farm

Springdale, New South Wales

Capacity: 120MWp

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  1. Estimated based on nameplate solar generation capacity. Households powered assumes average use of 6,387.5KWh per annum.
  2. Bright Acre Energy has agreed to acquire the Clermont and Wemen Solar Farms but has not yet completed acquisition of these projects.