Solar Flagships Program
Broken Hill and Nyngan solar plants
In June 2012, AGL was awarded funding under Round One of the Solar Flagships Program to build a 106 MW solar power station in Nyngan and 53 MW solar power station in Broken Hill.
- The project is the first of its kind in Australia and one of the largest solar power projects in the world. It will help lay the foundations for a large-scale solar industry in Australia.
- The NSW Government is supporting the $450m project with a $64.85m grant. Around 485 regional jobs would be supported during construction, in addition to new permanent positions providing ongoing economic benefits to western NSW.
- As part of the project, the University of New South Wales and University of Queensland will use the plant to undertake cutting-edge research, including a power systems interface laboratory at the University of New South Wales.
Page last updated: 27 July 2012