PROJECT SCOPE Cost: $50.4 million Completed: mid-2017 Construction: Downer Utilities Australia Pty Ltd will build the solar farm and Energex will build the infrastructure to connect the solar farm to the distribution network. Energy retailer: Diamond Energy – The 15 megawatt solar farm will be built on 24 hectares of a 49 hectare site in Valdora. – It will be the fifth largest solar farm in Australia. – At its peak, the solar farm will generate 15,000 kilowatts of electricity from the sun into the Energex network. The electricity generated over one year is enough to power about 5000 homes. – Downer will install more than 57,000 PV (photovoltaic) modules (solar panels), close to 1500 support structures, and six inverter stations. – 36,000 trees will be planted to create a 10m – wide x 470 metre long green buffer area.

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