Northam Solar Farm Site

Northam Solar Farm Site Artist Impression

The Northam Solar Farm

The Northam Solar Farm will be located on Ballardong Noongar Boodja (country), on the outskirts of the historic wheatbelt town of Northam approximately 100 km from Perth. The 10MW Northam Solar Farm will consist of 33,600 solar panels and will be constructed over 25 hectares (around 0.25 km2). The solar farm will provide renewable, sustainable, zero emission, electricity, powered by Western Australia’s Wheatbelt sunshine.

The solar farm will deliver enough energy to power approximately 4,000 households (24,000 MWh) every year for the life of the project, and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17,000 tonnes per year - the equivalent of taking 3,500 cars off the road.

Community

As the solar farm will reside on traditional Aboriginal land the Indigenous community is an important and welcome stakeholder. The project Steering Committee is well-guided by representatives of Indigenous Business Australia and Bookitja (a subsidiary of the Perth Noongar Foundation) with the intention that the actions of the Partnership will include increasing Indigenous engagement with a culturally sensitive approach.

Progress

The Northam Solar Farm construction is currently underway and has several key stages it will progress through to completion.

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