FRV - Fotowatio Renewable Ventures signs 100 MW PPA with Origin in Queensland
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Friday, 20 May 2016 12:42
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Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), a leading global developer of large-scale solar power plants and part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy and Environmental Services has signed a second power purchase agreement (PPA) with Origin Energy Limited (Origin), covering 100 percent of the electricity output of FRV’s 100MW Clare Solar Farm in north Queensland.

The solar farm will be located outside the township of Clare, near Ayr in Queensland. Upon completion, the 300-hectare solar farm will be the highest generating polycrystalline photovoltaic (PV) project in Australiaand will utilize a single-axis tracking system to maximize energy generation during the day. The plant will generate enough green electricity to supply approximately 45,000 average Australian homes, while the annual greenhouse gas emissions are estimated to be reduced by approximately 181,000 tons of CO2. Globally, FRV has successfully developed approximately 500MW of solar plants using similar technology to that proposed for the Clare project.