News and Events


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

Winton Solar Farm seeking local candidates for new solar roles.

June 9, 2020

Qualified workers from Benalla, Wangaratta and surrounds are invited to apply for new roles currently being advertised by the developers of the 85-megawatt (MW) Winton Solar Farm. Construction works at the solar farm commenced in February – with around 50 personnel already onsite to oversee preliminary site works. When complete, the solar farm, three kilometres […]

FRV awarded support for its fifth solar project in Australia

September 12, 2018

85 MW AC Winton Solar Farm, will produce enough energy to supply approximately 50,000 homes, while avoiding the annual emission of around 150,000 tons of CO2 This project will bring the total value of FRV’s solar investments in the Australian renewable energy sector to around A$850 million Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), a leading global developer […]

Winton Solar Farm Approved

May 8, 2018

Winton Solar Farm has received Development Approval from the Benalla Rural City Council.  This approval allows FRV to proceed to detailed design – the process of defining exactly how the Winton Solar Farm Project will be built within its approved development parameters. Several development conditions have been included in the Development Approval.  These must be […]

FRV Updates


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.