A newcomer to Australian solar, Indonesia’s Terregra Renewables, has announced plans to start construction of a 5 MW Moyhall Solar Farm in South Australia, its second solar project Down Under.
The project located around 7 km south of Naracoorte was waved through by the planning authorities in August 2018. According to the developer, construction is scheduled to commence in March, and last until August this year.
“The Moyhall Solar Farm is another addition to Terregra’s growing pipeline of solar projects,” said Graham Pearson, Director of Terregra Renewables.
This project announcement comes hot on the heels of Terregra’s appointment of Balance Utility Solutions as the EPC contractor on the 5 MW Mobilong Solar Farm north of Murray Bridge in South Australia.
“Terregra Renewables is committed to South Australia and focused on strategically developing high quality solar assets that add to grid capacity while helping the local region.”
The 5 MW Moyhall Solar Farm will include approximately 16,100 PV modules and two containerized inverters.
Terregra’s investment in the South Australian solar sector has reached almost $16 million in South Australia and will create approximately 80 jobs during the construction of the Moyhall and Mobilong solar farms.
“At every step of the process we have received generous support from the South Australian government and the Naracoorte Lucindale Council. We are pleased that we can now start work and hope that our project provides a boost to the local economy,” Pearson said.
The announcement was welcomed by SA Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan, noting that Terregra Renewables’ investment further enhances the state’s burgeoning renewable energy sector.
“Terregra Renewables’ $7.6 million investment will increase South Australia’s energy supply, stimulate the local economy and create local jobs,” said Minister van Holst Pellekaan.
Terregra Renewables is owned by the listed Indonesian company PT Terregra Asia Energy Tbk. The developer expects to have 35 MW of projects constructed throughout 2019. In Indonesia, it plans to develop, build and operate more than 500 MW over the next five years.