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Winton Solar Farm announces winners of Community Grants

December 7, 2020

Six local community groups have been awarded a share of $35,000 as part of the inaugural Winton Solar Farm Community Grants. Please see our press release for further details of these incredible local organisations who will now deliver some quality new projects for the region.

Winton Solar Farm Supports Regent Honeyeater Project

November 19, 2020

14ha of new plantings completed by Regent Honeyeater Project 14 hectares of significant native vegetation has been planted by the Regent Honeyeater Project on two sites within the Winton Wetlands Reserve, providing new habitat for protected species and enhancing the biodiversity of the area. The plantings, sponsored by FRV, the owner of the 85MW Winton […]

Winton Solar Farm Community Update

November 10, 2020

Winton Solar Farm is looking good!  For more details on what is happening at site, please see the latest Winton Solar Farm Community Construction Update.

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 […]

Winton Solar Farm Fosters New Talent

October 7, 2020

29 new apprentices and trainees have been recruited to work on the Winton Solar Farm, in a major development for North East Victoria’s growing solar industry. See our media release here.

Winton Solar Farm Community Update

October 6, 2020

Construction is moving at pace at the Winton Solar Farm.  For more details on what is happening at site, please see the latest Winton Solar Farm Community Construction Update.

Winton Solar Farm Community Update

September 25, 2020

FRV, a global renewable energy solutions provider and leading solar developer, is currently constructing the 85 MW AC Winton Solar Farm, near Benalla in Victoria. Read more in the latest Winton Solar Farm Community Construction Update.

Winton Solar Farm Community Grants Program

September 16, 2020

As part of our commitment to support the community and make a positive contribution to the region, FRV have established the Winton Solar Farm Community Grants Program. These Grants will support local initiatives and projects that benefit the community in the key areas of: ·       Environment and Sustainability ·       Skills and Participation ·       Health and Safety Up to […]

Employment Up as Construction of Winton Solar Farm Progresses

August 13, 2020

Around 170 workers are currently onsite at the Winton Solar Farm as construction ramps up.   Workers have almost completed the installation of 42,000 piles and will now move on to constructing solar farm’ ‘single axis’ tracking systems and affixing solar panels.   Read more here: Employment up as construction of Winton Solar Farm progresses

FRV Updates

MOREE SOLAR FARM

Moree Solar Farm began operations in 2016 and was the first large-scale solar project in Australia to use a single-axis tracking system.

 

Lilyvale Solar Farm near Emerald, Queensland (100MW)

Financial close of the Lilyvale Solar Farm was achieved during September 2017 with operations expected to commence in 2018. The project will benefit from a PPA with Ergon Energy, the QLD-government owned retailer, part of the Energy Queensland group, who will purchase 100% of the electricity generated by the project.