The 7.5mw Carawatha Solar Farm (BE Pro G Pty Ltd), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bison Energy Group, has been issued Development Approval (DA) by the NSW Planning Panel.
Located near the local township of Finley, NSW, the name ‘Carawatha’ was selected to pay tribute to the local Wiradjuri first persons. ‘Carawatha’ means for the ‘Place of Pines’ and was the original township name before being surveyed in the 1870’s and named Finley.
The 7.5mw solar PV project has been designed with the most up-to-date PV panel technology to generate maximum energy output over a smaller area of land. Located on approx. 17 hectares, leased from a local farmer, the facilities annual CO2 savings is equivalent to 1,930 homes electricity use per year and can save 11,700 tons of greenhouse gases emissions from entering our atmosphere every year.
Director, Brendan Murphy - Business Development of Bison Energy Australia said: “Australia is an important market for us. We have had a great cooperation with the local partners and we are ready to invest (US) $20 million plus in the next three years to develop other projects in Australia, especially in those area, where the climate conditions and sun irradiation are perfectly paired with cutting edge solar technology.
Bison plans to complete the development of Carawatha Solar Farm until the end of 2021 and start construction in 2022.
Bison Energy is a global developer and investor for environmentally friendly renewable energy projects. We are committed worldwide to creating sustainable energy through the production of clean, environmentally friendly renewable power plants. As an international leading renewable developer and investor, we have experienced phenomenal growth with portfolios across Europe, Eastern-Asia and Australia. We identify suitable sites, negotiate land arrangements with title holders, co-ordinate network connections and arrange all key commercial contracts including Construction, Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and financing. We partner with the worlds most trusted and experienced suppliers and investors to advise, fund, design, construct and operate renewable projects, whether Solar, Energy Storage, Wind or Biomass. Supported statement by the latter, we are positioned as one of the world’s most honest, reliable and pro-active renewable teams which we owe to our strong corporate core values and ethics.