Molycop visits Wind and Solar farm

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Following on from Molycop’s landmark renewable energy agreement, Brett Allan, General Manager, Supply Chain and Strategic Sourcing Molycop Australia took the opportunity to visit the Sapphire Wind Farm and attend the golden row ceremony at the Bomen Solar Farm, commemorating the installation of the first array of solar panels on site.

Sapphire Wind Farm is NSW’s largest wind farm.  In operation since November 2018, the 270MW farm features 75 turbines, generating approximately 850 GWH per annum, enough to power 115,000 homes.

“Local, clean, affordable – at Sapphire, we are so proud of what this project represents: community members coming together to support clean energy with ease and convenience,” said Mr Allan. “We are grateful for the support of Flow Power and the entire Sapphire team on such a great facility.”

The Bomen Solar Farm, located in the industrial precinct of Bomen, NSW, is currently under construction and is expected to be fully operational in the second quarter of 2020.  Spanning 250 hectares and more than 300,000 solar panels, the project will generate enough electricity to power 36,000 homes annually once completed.  The construction of this site has spin off benefits for the local community, bringing 250 jobs to the region during construction and providing $1m in community funding for local initiatives.

“Congratulations to Spark Infrastructure and Beon Energy Solutions for this excellent facility which is helping to make solar a reality for Wagga Wagga residents and businesses, as well as reducing state-wide emissions in support of NSW clean energy and climate goals,” said Mr Allan.

“This event is a testament to the innovation happening throughout our community as Wagga Wagga continues to lead the way in fostering clean, renewable and affordable energy solutions,” said Economic Development Office Dominic Kennedy. “We congratulate Spark Infrastructure on this impressive launch and thank them for their commitment to our local community.”