The proposed Tallawang Solar Farm comprises a solar farm and battery storage infrastructure located in the locality of Tallawang, NSW, approximately eight kilometres northwest of Gulgong.
If developed, Tallawang Solar Farm would involve the construction, operation, and maintenance of a 500MW solar farm on approximately 1300 hectares. The energy storage infrastructure would have a capacity of up to 1000 MWh.
The solar farm would be connected to the Central West REZ, and feed into the National Electricity Market. It is anticipated that the solar farm would generate enough electricity to supply approximately 330,000 homes in NSW.
To date, RES has been meeting with landholders, with an agreement currently in place with the host landholders of the site. This has facilitated the progression of a number of environmental and social impact studies to determine the suitability of the site and locality to host the Project and progress its planning.
The Project would utilise bi-facial solar modules to generate energy from both the front and rear of the panels. Panels are likely be a maximum of 5 metres high and 10 metres apart, arranged in rows. This distance between rows allows for ongoing use of the land for grazing or existing agricultural activities.
To enable the transfer of energy, other relevant infrastructure will be positioned across the site, such as inverters, transformers, battery units etc., as well as a number of temporary (during construction) and permanent operational and maintenance buildings.