JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. , a provider of high-efficiency solar system products based in China , today reported that Australia’s 70 megawatt Moree Solar Farm (MSF) has commenced to install the segments of solar arrays provided by JA Solar since June. As Moree Solar Farm’s major supplier, JA Solar will keep providing JAP6-315 and JAP6-310 modules to meet all demand of 70 megawatts modules.
Moree Solar Farm is situated 10 km south of Moree, in north of New South Wales. The project is manned by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (“FRV”). Project funding summing up to $164 million, with a $102 million grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency plus $47 million of debt funding from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, was acquired in August 2014, and construction of the farm begun in November 2014.
Andrea Fontana, Australia Country Manager of Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, indicated, “The Moree Solar Farm is currently the largest solar farm under construction in Australia. Once completed, MSF will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of nearly 15,000 New South Wales homes and abate nearly 95,000 tons of carbon pollution each year. Additionally, it will create more than 100 jobs during its construction.”
Xie Jian, President and COO of JA Solar Holdings, included, “Demand in the Australian market has historically been centred on rooftop solar for residential use. As a leading supplier of PV modules in Australia, JA Solar has been focusing on providing its highly-efficient mono-crystalline and poly-crystalline silicon modules for rooftop installations in this market. We are now very pleased not only to see a large-scale project like the Moree Solar Farm in Australia, but also to be a significant contributor to the project. We believe that the launch of MSF will serve as a foundation for potential opportunities to cooperate on more large-scale solar projects in Australia in the future.”