Author - Chris Leonard

The Griffith Solar Farm gets financed and starts construction

Approximately 4 months after Neoen received confirmation of ARENA’s grant for the Griffith Solar Farm, the project reaches Financial Close. Together with the Parkes and Dubbo projects, the Griffith Solar Farm is the first project to reach this milestone in the context of the ARENA large-scale solar competitive round. ARENA and the CEFC describe this success in the following press releases:$150-million-investment.aspx Bouygues Construction, the contractor chosen by Neoen to build this project, have received notice to proceed and are set to [...]

Griffith Solar Farm receives federal funding

The Neoen team is proud to announce that the Griffith Solar Farm is one of 12 Australian projects that will receive federal funding in the context of the ARENA large-scale solar competitive round ( The tender had attracted tremendous interest from the industry with 77 proposals seeking to benefit from the $100m available funding. This major milestone means that Neoen will move forward with the construction of the Griffith Solar Farm, and early works are expected to begin before the end of 2016.

Government grants development approval to the Griffith Solar Farm

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment granted a Development Approval to the Griffith Solar Farm for up to 60MW on June 14th. This is the result of an Environment Impact Assesment process initiated on September 2015 as well as thorough Community Engagement Process started on December 2015. This approval is a major milestone for the project and confirms the value of the Griffith Solar Farm, respecting its environment and producing clean energy.

Transgrid signs offer to connect

Neoen is glad to announce that Transgrid made an offer to connect for stage 1 of  the Griffith Solar Farm, which represents 30MW. This offer was made on June 10th. This is the last step before the signature of a connection agreement and confirms the avalability of sufficent capacity at the connection point as well as the design and cost associated to the connection.

Development Application lodgement

The Development Application (DA) for the Griffith Solar Farm, including an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), was lodged on Monday 7 March 2016. Hard copies of the EIS will be exhibited from 18 March to 20 April 2016 in order to provide details of the project to the public and to allow the community to express any concern about the Griffith Solar Farm, which will then need to be addressed by Neoen. The EIS is being exhibited at different places, including: Department of Planning Information [...]

Griffith Solar Farm presentation

Neoen would like to thank the 25 members of the Griffith Community who have attended the Community Information Session on the 14th December 2015. For the ones who couldn’t attend, the presentation can be downloaded on this link. Any question regarding the presentation can be sent to the project contact address (      

Information session at the Ex-servicemen’s club

Neoen and its environmental consultant NGHEnvironmental will hold an information session at the Ex-servicemen’s club in Griffith (Mirrool Room 3 at 6/12 Jondaryan Avenue in Griffith) on Monday 14 December, from 4pm to 7pm. Two project presentations are scheduled, at 4:30pm and 6:00pm. The local community is invited to attend and interact with the project team.