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UTS takes the lead in customer-led renewables

UTS takes the lead in customer-led renewables

UTS Newsroom

  • UTS is forging a new business model of electricity purchasing, contracting directly for the sale of solar generated electricity from a solar farm in the Hunter Valley
  • The partnership is believed to be a first of its type in Australia and could help unlock direct investment by large energy customers in renewable energy projects
Wednesday, September 9, 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Solar
Local solar farm back on grid

Local solar farm back on grid

Declan Martin Dec. 16, 2014, The Singleton Argus

RENEWABLES won’t stop despite the barriers created by the federal government’s ideology, says Singleton Solar Farm owner Andrew Thaler

Tuesday, December 16, 2014/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: SolarPolitics


The Singleton Solar farm is 407kW Solar Farm, built in 1999.  Solar PhotoVoltaic Array located on a six acre open area, former farmland site approsimately 2 km south of Singleton, NSW.  Singleton Solar is part of the XYZ Solar Pty Ltd Company.

What is a Solar Farm

A photovoltaic power station, also known as a solar park, is a large-scale photovoltaic system (PV system) designed for the supply of merchant power into the electricity grid. They are differentiated from most building-mounted and other decentralised solar power applications because they supply power at the utility level, rather than to a local user or users. They are sometimes also referred to as solar farms or solar ranches, especially when sited in agricultural areas. The generic expression utility-scale solar is sometimes used to describe this type of project.

The solar power source is via photovoltaic modules that convert light directly to electricity. However, this differs from, and should not be confused with concentrated solar power, the other large-scale solar generation technology, which uses heat to drive a variety of conventional generator systems. Both approaches have their own advantages and disadvantages, but to date, for a variety of reasons, photovoltaic technology has seen much wider use in the field. As of 2013, PV systems outnumber concentrators by about 40 to 1.