Merredin Solar Farm Is the Top Performing PV Asset in Australia in 2021

PVTIME – Solar Farm is the top performing PV asset for 2021, with an average capacity factor of 29.6% for the calendar year. This announcement comes after Merredin Solar Farm was named the top performing PV asset for both November and December.

Overall, it was a good end of 2021 for utility PV assets, and December delivered a record for utility-scale PV generation, surpassing 1,000GWh in a month for the first time to reach a total of 1,263GWh.

It was also an outstanding 2021 for utility-scale PV and wind generation in Australia. In fact, large-scale solar PV and wind generation totalled 35,564 GWh in 2021, with utility PV contributing 9,184 GWh and wind 26,380 GWh. This is a 22% rise on the previous year.

Merredin Solar Farm was developed by Risen Energy Australia and the company has secured development approval to deploy up to 20 MW/40 MWh of battery energy storage onsite.

Archie Chen, CEO of Risen Energy Australia mentioned that the exemplary performance of Merredin Solar Farm is a testament to Risen’s product and capabilities. He added, ‘this is just the start for us, we look forward to delivering more high-performance panels and developing similar high performing assets to the Australian market’.

Risen Energy Australia will release a new high-performance residential panel to the Australian market in Q2 and they have several projects in the development pipeline.