Horsham Solar Farm
Project Capacity
130MW
Project Cost
$200 million
Project Area
196 hectares
Technology
Horizontal Tracking or Fixed
Local Government Area
Horsham Rural City Council
Grid Connection
Horsham Terminal Substation

The Horsham Solar Farm is a utility scale renewable energy project with an output measuring up to 130 megawatt (MW) that will generate clean and renewable electricity from the power of the sun.

The $200-million-dollar project is located approximately 5km east of Horsham CBD in the Rural City of Horsham. The site is currently used for agricultural purposes, mainly cropping activities. The project site was chosen as it has proximity to the AusNet Services network, good road network access and relatively flat land.

The solar farm will cover an area of approximately 196 hectares (485 acres) and comprise approximately 340,000 solar photovoltaic modules, known more commonly as ‘PV Modules’ or ‘solar panels’. The solar panels are identical in type but larger in size to those used in residential solar installations located on homes throughout Australia.

The solar panels will be installed on ground-mounted frames that will slowly track the daily horizontal movement of the sun. The solar panels will generate direct current (‘DC’) electricity that will be inverted to alternating current (‘AC’) via containerized power conversion units. The power conversion units located within the site will feed AC electricity into an onsite power reticulation system before the power is centrally collected and dispatched to the local electricity distribution network via AusNet Services transmission network.