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New owners set to refurbish Singleton Solar Farm

New owners set to refurbish Singleton Solar Farm

ABC 20 June 2014

The Singleton Solar Farm in the Hunter Valley is set to be refurbished after being sold by electricity distributor Ausgrid.

Friday, June 20, 2014/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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SINGLETON SOLAR

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.