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Cohuna Solar PV Project

Located in the Shire of Gannawarra, in the Australian State of Victoria, Cohuna Solar PV Project is approximately 8 km south of the Cohuna township.

The project

The Sun of Australia

Cohuna Solar farm is a utilility scale solar farm using highly efficient solar technology, bi-facial modules, which can absorb light irradiance from both sides of the module and so are able to capture additional energy from light reflected from the ground. 

Technology

Solar

Status

Under Construction

Capacity

34 MW

Production

77 GW/h

CO2 Emissions avoided

70,200 tons over 12 months

“We are aiming to go further: by 2050, we want to become an entirely carbon-neutral company”

Ernesto Ciorra, Innovation & Sustainability
Timeline

The Cohuna "Sustainable Building Site” model

Construction of the Cohuna solar park is following our “Sustainable Building Site” model, a collection of best practices aimed at minimizing the impact of plant construction on the environment, waste, water and people. Energy derived from renewable resources is being used inside the Cohuna building site, thereby minimizing C02 emissions. The waste produced is being recycled, and concrete, measurable actions are being taken to mitigate resource use. As construction progresses, further mitigating actions will be planned and carried out.

Tracker Supporting Structure Installation Complete

A total of 1,103 units of tracker structures were installed on site. The solar panels are fixed to the tracking system and track the angle of the sun along a single axis to obtain the maximum amount of energy possible. 

Cabin Units installed complete

Paragraph: Seven cabins housing the inverters, which convert the power from DC to AC, were installed. Three are located in the south site and four on the north site.

Solar panel installation completed

A total of 86,688 solar panels were installed split between 54,768 on the north site and 31,920 on the south site. The modules installed are bi-faced panels that harness sunlight on both sides to achieve improved efficiency in energy generation.

Work progress status

Status of construction phase

Construction of the Cohuna solar park is following our “Sustainable Building Site” model, a collection of best practices aimed at minimizing the impact of plant construction on the environment, waste, water and people. Energy derived from renewable resources is being used inside the Cohuna building site, thereby minimizing C02 emissions. The waste produced is being recycled, and concrete, measurable actions are being taken to mitigate resource use. As construction progresses, further mitigating actions will be planned and carried out.

*Last update: june 2020

Construction 98%

Construction 98% Status of construction phase

Workers 699

Workers 699 50% came from Gannawarra Shire

Investment 19.2

Investment 19.2 Million dollars of investment on local companies

Emissions 62.3

Emissions 62.3 Tons of Greenhouse emissions avoided

Works 150

Works 150 Thousand of working hours

Consumption 87,1

Consumption 87,1 MWh of electricity consumption entirely from renewable sources

Waste 1426

Waste 1426 Tons of waste produced

Recycling 1423

Recycling 1423 Tons of waste transferred to recycling sites (99%)

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Contact Info

David Peace

Community Liaison Officer

Sunny Rutherford

Sustainability Manager EGP Australia

Emanuele Polimanti

Head of Sustainability EGP Asia and Oceania
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