BP’s Solar Farm Australia | Fossil Fuels To Renewables
Posted: 30 Nov 2020
Tagged: Renewable Energy | Solar Farm | Solar Panels |
The 420,000MW solar array has started sending small amounts of solar energy to the NSW grid after becoming the latest project in the state to be registered.
Through BP’s partnership with Lightsource BP and Sterling and Wilson, the solar farm has been constructed and finalised ahead of its December 2020 schedule.
The BP Wellington solar project was designed, constructed and set to operate on behalf of Snowy Hydro NSW which has been responsible for eight other long term solar and wind projects in the area.
The Wellington Solar Farm is set to produce 420,000MWh of clean renewable electricity per year. That’s enough to power 70,000 homes in the area and save 336,000 metric tonnes of carbon emissions per year.
The BP Lightsource is a subsect of BP industries that focuses on driving low-carbon projects and renewable energy solutions.
Lightsource BP has been developing Australian solar farm projects since 2010 with the aim of reaching net-zero emissions by 2030.
It’s commitment to sustainable energy sets the course for BP’s future as renewable energy projects become more prominent than fossil fuel ones.
To date Lightsource has achieved:
- 3GW worth of solar projects.
- 16GW of global project developments across 14 countries.
- 110 schools have been powered from the projects.
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