Bomen Solar Farm Newsletter #1
1 March 2018
Welcome to the first newsletter of the Bomen Solar Farm – a proposed 120 megawatt (MW) solar farm located on land zoned for industrial use, 7 km north-east of the city of Wagga Wagga.
The farm will be situated on approximately 250 hectares of land zoned for industrial use, and if approved should produce sufficient electricity to power approximately 35,000 Australian homes over the course of a year.
The solar farm will consist of photovoltaic (PV) modules mounted on a single axis tracking structure will follow the sun from east to west each day. The tracking structure will be mounted on piles that are screwed or driven into the ground. Underground cabling will connect the modules to power conversion stations containing electrical switchgear, inverters and transformers. These stations will then connect to the existing North Wagga substation near the site. The solar panels are designed to reduce reflection and absorb sunlight with minimal glare.
A number of specialist studies have been completed and include biodiversity, flooding and hydrology, cultural heritage, bushfire, visual amenity, noise and vibration, soils, contamination, waste, utilities, socio-economic, trafffic land use, air quality and electromagnetic fields. These all form part of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will be submitted with the planning application to the DP&E.
Download Bomen Solar Farm Newsletter #1March 2018 Newsletter here.