Northam Solar Farm Site

The Northam Solar Farm

The Northam Solar Farm is located on Ballardong Noongar Boodja (country), on the outskirts of the historic wheatbelt town of Northam approximately 100 km from Perth. The 10MW Northam Solar Farm consists of 33,600 solar panels and is constructed over 25 hectares (around 0.25 km2). The solar farm provides renewable, sustainable, zero emission, electricity, powered by Western Australia’s Wheatbelt sunshine.

The solar farm will deliver enough energy to power approximately 4,000 households (24,000 MWh) every year for the life of the project, and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17,000 tonnes per year - the equivalent of taking 3,500 cars off the road.

Community

As the solar farm resides on traditional Aboriginal land the Indigenous community is an important and welcome stakeholder. The project Steering Committee is well-guided by representatives of Indigenous Business Australia and Bookitja (a subsidiary of the Perth Noongar Foundation) with the intention that the actions of the Partnership will include increasing Indigenous engagement with a culturally sensitive approach.

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