Marulan
Solar Farm

A proposed sustainable solar energy system in Southern Tablelands Region, NSW

Location

Southern Tablelands Region, NSW

Development Progress

Planning and Approval

Power Network

Essential Energy

Marulan Solar Farm

About the project

The RAC and Terrain Solar partnership will see Marulan Solar Farm generate enough clean renewable energy to power the equivalent of approximately 56,000 average NSW homes.

The Marulan Solar Farm will have generation capacity of 152 MW (AC), with an associated Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) of 81 MW capacity, 162MWh energy storage.

NSW Department of Planning & Environment recently approved the development application, which can be found here https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/projects/marulan-solar-farm.

The next step is to finalise the grid connection agreement with Essential Energy and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).

The Marulan Solar Farm was announced in October 2022 as the first in several developments Ratch-Australia Corporation (RAC) & Terrain Solar would be partnering.

RAC will build, own, operate and maintain the asset as part of their broader Australian portfolio, with construction expected to start in 2024 and take up around 18 months.

The solar energy produced will be used to send clean, renewable power into the NSW electricity grid to serve the needs of both the local community and broader NSW, supporting the NSW government’s critical Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap.

The project team is committed to engagement through every stage of the project’s life cycle, ensuring the opportunity for local people and interested stakeholders to get in touch and share their views, questions and opinions.

 

Marulan Solar Farm + BESS proposed site and access road
Marulan Solar Farm

Location

Marulan Solar Farm is located in the Goulburn Mulwaree Council area in regional NSW.

Marulan Solar Farm

Community benefits

Ratch-Australia Corporation (RAC) has a strong record working closely with communities in the region having developed the nearby Collector Wind Farm which has been operating since opening in 2021.

RAC is working with the Goulburn Mulwaree Council and the community to identify and support local Marulan community building initiatives

Wherever possible, our goal is to have a workforce that resides in the local area, maximising opportunities for local contractors, subcontractors and suppliers to share the benefits of the project. 

Given that the project will need the right people with the right skills for safe & timely delivery, it may be necessary during the construction stage to bring in workers with the required skills and experience to the region, if we cannot source them locally.

At the peak of construction, it is anticipated the project will provide up to 300 jobs, with opportunities in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, traffic management, and general construction.

A small team will also be required to manage operations for the approximate 30 year lifetime of the project.

We will continue to engage with the community about these opportunities as plans commence. Recruitment would be through formal contractional arrangements, details will be available publicly.

Marulan Solar Farm

Design

The project has been designed within the landscape and topography of the site to minimize proximity and views from neighbouring properties.

The images shown here illustrate typical solar farm infrastructure, with a similar solar farm development that our partner Terrain Solar delivered at Molong in the central west region of NSW.

For more information on the design, view the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIS) and Department of Planning & Environment determination.

Marulan Solar Farm

News

Marulan Solar Farm Community Newsletter-#1 – December 2023

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Marulan Solar Farm Development Approval – August 2023

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New Partnership Brings More Renewable Energy Projects to Fruition – October 2022
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Contact Us

Do you have questions about the project?

Anyone with questions about the project, including local businesses interested in bidding for contracts or individuals seeking employment opportunities during the construction phase can register details and make contact using the form below. Or email anytime to enquiries@ratchaustralia.com or call 24 hours 7 days a week on 1800 280 013.

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