SUNTOP solar farm created using bifacial technology

New South Wales / Australia

Lead contractors: Bouygues Bâtiment International, Bouygues Construction Australia and Bouygues Energies & Services
Client: Canadian Solar

This solar farm project is part of Australia’s energy transition programme, the latest in a series of solar projects already carried out in the country by the teams at Bouygues Construction, such as Parkes, Griffith and Coleambally in 2018 – the biggest solar farm in New South Wales. Located to the west of the state, a huge 450-hectare site will be home in around a year to 440,000 solar panels using cutting edge “bifacial” technology. The modules, spread out over 450 hectares (equivalent to 643 soccer pitches) will have capacity of 190 MWp (150 MWac).

“An industrial approach is key to the performance of complex major solar farm projects. Meanwhile, innovations such as floating PV, agrivoltaic and awning systems mean that these renewable energies can be rolled out in the heart of local areas without taking up additional space. These immediately available solutions will be able to produce cheap energy and give access to the fuel of tomorrow: green hydrogen. This forms part of a virtuous circle from solar power to hydrogen.”


Pierre Vanstoflegatte
Managing Director Energy & Services, Bouygues Construction

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Video: SUNTOP solar farm