Signal Energy Australia Pty Ltd, the Australian subsidiary of Signal Energy LLC, has been selected by Edify Energy and Octopus Investments to build the 333MWdc/275MWac Darlington Point Solar Plant in western New South Wales (NSW).
Signal Energy, LLC is a leading design/build general contractor providing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to the renewable energy industry.
This is Signal’s second project in Australia, and when completed, it will be the largest solar project in the country, producing enough electricity to meet the needs of more than 115,000 NSW homes and displacing more than 600,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
This will also be Signal Energy Australia’s second partnership with Canadian Solar, who will supply the solar modules for the project.
Signal Energy president, Greg Pawson, said construction starts in March 2019 and will be complete in 2020.
"The solar plant will be built on approximately 2,000 acres near Darlington Point, NSW," he said.
"Over 820,000 of Canadian Solar’s 1500V high efficiency HiKu (CS3W-P) will be installed on single-axis tracking systems."
Dr. Shawn Qu, CEO and chair of Canadian Solar, said the company will supply its
high efficiency and industry-leading 1500V and 400W multi-crystalline solar modules to the large-scale solar power plant.
"Our work with Darlington Point Solar Farm further demonstrates our strengths as a systems solutions provider with global experience," Qu said.
"We are committed to work closely with local Australian communities in creating new jobs and to provide customers in Australia with affordable and reliable solar energy.”
Signal Energy is the renewable energy subsidiary of EMJ Corporation. Signal Energy Australia opened January 2018 and is headquartered in Sydney.
Details at www.signalenergy.com
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