Risen Energy Australia has had an established presence in Australia since 2018 and remains one of the top suppliers of PV panels for the rooftop sector. Risen owns two solar farms in Australia. The 100MW Yarranlea Solar Farm (2019) and the 132MW Merredin Solar Farm (2020) and the organisation’s long-term goal include 2GW of projects. Risen is aiming to be a key player in the solar industry and are committed to achieving that through strong partnerships with important suppliers and organisations in the industry.
Yarranlea Solar Farm
Yarranlea Solar Farm is approximately 250Ha of sparsely vegetated farmland about 50km west of Toowoomba, consisting of 360,000 Risen Energy 360W high performance monocrystalline PERC module panels mounted on a single axis tracking system. The farm has a generation capacity of up to 100MW, producing enough energy to power up to 32,000 homes. The project connects to the power grid using the existing Ergon Energy infrastructure, located adjacent to the development site. This allows the transmission of power into Toowoomba via the Middle Ridge Bulk Supply Substation. The completed facility has a projected life of 30 years. At the end of the facility’s useful operating life, all physical infrastructure will be removed, and the land returned to its former agricultural use.
Yarranlea Solar Farm is currently contributing to the green footprint of the state in support of the Queensland Government’s Green Policy. Currently, two full time staff are on site for O&M and throughout the duration of the build, Risen created close to 200 construction jobs.