MSF is located 10 km south of Moree, off the Newell Highway, in northern New South Wales.
During the site selection process over 50 locations across Australia were identified and assessed for development potential. Moree, known locally as big sky country, and taking its name from a Kamilaroi word meaning ‘rising sun’, was identified as the best location for this large-scale solar project.
The site was selected due to many factors, including the intense levels of solar radiation experienced in the area, a large amount of flat land available, Moree’s good transport links and the site’s proximity to the national electricity grid.
The plant site is in close proximity to strong transmission infrastructure, making connectivity of the plant feasible while minimising the impact on the natural environment.