About Moree Solar Farm

Moree Solar Farm (MSF) has a capacity of 56MWac (70MWp) and will generate enough electricity to supply around 24,000 homes.

MWac refers to power in alternating current, whereas MWp refers to the installed capacity of the modules, measured in direct current. Solar farm developers often install more panels than the capability of the inverters are rated for in order to generate the maximum possible volume of electricity throughout the day.

The inverters convert the energy produced by the modules from direct current to alternating current suitable for injection into the grid.

  • MSF is located 10 km south of Moree, in northern New South Wales.
  • Construction of the plant was completed in 2016 and it has an operating life of around 30 years.
  • The technology used is solar PV-Polycrystalline modules with horizontal tracking.

  • Peak Power: 56 MW AC
    Annual Production: 210,000 MWh/Year
    CO2 Avoided: 150,000 t/Year
    Households Supplied: 24,000 Homes
    Surface: 306 Hectares
    Operation Start: 2016
    System Type: Solar photovoltaic with single axis tracking

    Commited to Shine

    • FRV is the owner and developer of Moree Solar Farm.
    • In FRV, we are leaders in providing comprehensive renewable energy solutions across the globe. We believe in improving energy performance and competitiveness and transforming these solutions into the most economic, sustainable and accessible options for our clients, investors, governments and, of course, users.
    • FRV’s global approach, long-term commitment, and use of efficient and diverse technologies makes us a leader in the solar industry.

    Bright Prospects

    Moree Solar Farm delivers significant benefits to the community:

    • It created job opportunities during construction and operation. Around 100 workers were required to construct the project and its operation creates around 5-10 direct and indirect jobs
    • It brings investment to the area, and delivers additional indirect economic opportunities such as workers using local cafés, accommodation and petrol stations
    • It delivers new clean electricity to meet the region’s energy needs and helps further the development of the Australian clean energy industry, and
    • It supports local community initiatives. MSF aims to be an active member of the local community and continues to support it through annual community enhancement funding, engagement with local schools, sports clubs etc.
    • All planning documents submitted, along with decision documents can be viewed using this link

    Powering the Future

    • The estimated annual greenhouse gas emissions reduced by the project are 95,000 tonnes CO2 equivalent.
    • The project saves approx. 165,000 mega litres of clean drinking water compared to a coal-fired power station.