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Oversize transformer arrives at Winton Solar Farm site

October 26, 2020

A new 80 tonne electrical transformer – the size of a small house – has been successfully delivered by an oversize truck to the Winton Solar Farm site, marking an important milestone in the construction of the 85-megawatt clean energy project. 

The high voltage transformer will safely ‘step up’ electricity generated by the solar farm to a higher voltage for efficient, reliable and safe delivery to household and business customers via the electricity grid.    

Following its delivery, the transformer has been installed in the Winton Solar Farm substation site, located within the solar farm. 

Construction of the solar farm is ongoing with approximately 250 workers currently employed on the site. 

When complete, the solar farm will produce enough clean electricity to power over 52,000 homes. 

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