Epuron Solar has completed commissioning of an expansion of the Uterne Solar Plant in Alice Springs, Australia.
The plant, which was constructed by SunPower, will substantially increase the amount of cost-competitive, solar-generated electricity supplied to the local Alice Springs electricity network which is operated by the Northern Territory’s Power and Water Corporation. The project is has a long term power-purchase agreement backed by Territory Generation and financing provided by the Clean Energy Finance Corp.
The newly constructed expansion has increased the capacity of the Uterne Solar Plant from 1-megawatt to 4.1-MW. The additional capacity means Alice Springs now has one of the highest penetration levels of solar in the country.
“We are delighted to add the Uterne expansion to our growing portfolio of operational solar assets,” said Martin Poole, Epuron Solar Executive Director. “Uterne is the largest solar farm in Australia with sun tracking technology which captures more energy consistently throughout the day.”