Moree Solar Farm becomes the fourth of the Large-Scale Solar Farms outputting to the NEM (but 3rd publishing data)


A quick note today including a snapshot from this morning focused on highlighting the inclusion of output from Moree Solar Farm into the “Large Solar” category included for the NSW region within NEM-Watch:

Moree Solar Farm output recently available to include in Large Solar total for NSW

We see in this chart the output from the 4 (actually 3*) large-solar farms in NSW have a collective output peaking up at 160MW yesterday.

*  unfortunately this excludes Royalla, as noted below

Keen observers will also have noted this in the free widgets we’ve developed in conjunction with RenewEconomy:

1)  Our NEM-Watch Widget here (and also embedded a growing number of other places across the web); and

2)  Our new, internationally-focused LiveGen™ Widget here.

To trend over time, we power up the NEM-Review companion product and run a quick query to see the average daily output from all four as follows:

2016-02-23-trended-daily-solar-output

Note that Royalla sadly only made a brief appearance in the AEMO data set back in April 2015 but there has been no data published for Royalla since that time.  We’ve not followed this up with AEMO to understand why – it might be some form of technical issues in obtaining the data, or it might be because of some form of commercial confidentiality.


PS – as noted here, the project is funded by FRV with the support of the Australian government through a grant of AUD$101.7 million from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA – see this note) and debt on commercial terms from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC – see this note).

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One of three founders of Global-Roam back in 2000, Paul has been CEO of the company since that time. As an author on WattClarity, Paul's focus has been to help make the electricity market more understandable.

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