We’re excited to announce that our wholly-owned subsidiary J.A. Martin Electrical has recently completed all electrical works for the 39 MWdc Molong Solar Farm, in partnership with lead contractor Grupo Gransolar (GRS). J.A. Martin has now completed work on more than 150 MWdc of solar farms in Australia over the past 3 years.
The project is the second that J.A. Martin and GRS have partnered to build. In June of last year, they completed the 89 MWdc Goonumbla Solar Farm near the town of Parkes in New South Wales.
Located 40 kilometers northwest of Orange, NSW, the Molong Solar Farm features 80,088 solar modules and 1,481 trackers. Now that it has been energized, it will generate about 78,000 MWh of clean energy each year, which is enough to power 11,000 homes.
It will further displace more than 53,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year, which has the same effect as taking 10,500 gasoline cars off the road.
The solar farm first registered its network connection in mid-November.
The project showcased J.A. Martin’s ability to deliver on schedule despite COVID-19 challenges. It also cements their status as a go-to provider for major solar and electrical power projects and services in regional Australia, following their completed and ongoing work at the Cubbie Station and Carroll Cotton gins, respectively.
“We are proud to have reached yet another milestone for our solar business,” said Phil Lowbridge, J.A. Martin’s General Manager. “We look forward to continued growth in this area as we build on our relationship with GRS and strengthen our position as a leading provider of solar solutions in Australia.”
Carlos López, Managing Director of GRS, added, “GRS is especially proud to work with J.A. Martin on the Molong Solar Farm, our second EPC with them in the country and a great project that has allowed us to strengthen our business relationship based on professionalism, rigor and experience.”
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Photo credit: GRS.